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PS3 Blinking red light and won't turn on - please help!!!!

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We have a PS3 40gb that won't turn on. My son tried to turn it on yesterday and the light turned green briefly and then turned red and blinked.  We have tried unplugging it, turning it off at the switch ont he back, leaving it overnight and still not working this morning.  My son is devestated as it is his birthday next week and he has friends coming round to play on the PS3 with him.  Can anyone please help?!  Many thanks in anticipation. Diane

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We have a PS3 40gb that won't turn on. My son tried to turn it on yesterday and the light turned green briefly and then turned red and blinked.  We have tried unplugging it, turning it off at the switch ont he back, leaving it overnight and still not working this morning.  My son is devestated as it is his birthday next week and he has friends coming round to play on the PS3 with him.  Can anyone please help?!  Many thanks in anticipation. Diane


 

What's your model number?

 

Look at the bottom. This is what it looks like:

 

SONY

 

PLAYSTATION 3

 

CECH-XXX = Your model number

 

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.

 

MADE IN XXXXX

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i have a ps3 40gb and the same  blinking red light came up ...help........ cechg03...3.275.772.01

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Tell me the model number because the solution I am going to give is only for some models!!!!

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ps3 40go modle number cechgo3 ,, 3.275.772.01

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You can do this fan test.

 

Turn the mains switch off, hold the eject button.

 

While holding it, turn the mains on, when the power light is green, release it, it will beep

 

The fan will operate at the highest speed possible and will eject any disc that is inside.

 

After about 15 seconds the fan will stop spinning and the ps3 will beep 3 times and blink a red light.

 

When this happens, turn the mains off and on then turn it on normally.

 

Tell me how this goes!! 

 

P.S. It will not harm your ps3. :Smile:

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i done the test it done what you said, it eject the disc but it did not trun on normally ..still blinking red ligh 

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Turn the mains off and on again, then turn it on normally

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tryed it again , gren light comes on then goes yellow and the red

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Oh Oh!

DEAD. ITS YLOD
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