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Old 03-17-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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My PS3 won't work!

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It's been working fine until I turned it on a few days ago and there was no picture on the screen. It will turn on fine, the lights show, and I can even put games in and out. I tried plugging and replugging in everything. I even tried different TVs and VCRs, but still no luck. PLEASE HELP!
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Was the visual output changed? You might need to reset or try different cables so you can restore the proper output.
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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Well here's what happened. Last month I was using a bigger TV, but it broke (God I have bad luck lol) and then I started to use a smaller one. Two weeks later (now) it's doing this, so I know it works for my TV. Though now that I think about it, it all started when I moved the PS3 from house to my brother's for a day. We plugged it into his giant HDTV but there was no picture. I thought it was just his TV but when I brought it back and it did the same thing.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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Well here's what happened. Last month I was using a bigger TV, but it broke (God I have bad luck lol) and then I started to use a smaller one. Two weeks later (now) it's doing this, so I know it works for my TV. Though now that I think about it, it all started when I moved the PS3 from house to my brother's for a day. We plugged it into his giant HDTV but there was no picture. I thought it was just his TV but when I brought it back and it did the same thing.
You can try to hard reset it by holding the Power button down for 10 seconds while the PS3 is on standby mode. However, you said you can't even load or eject game discs in right? If that is the case, I don't know if hard resetting the console will help. You may have to call Sony and send it in for repair.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:46 PM   #5
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hold on the power button untill u hear 2 beeps
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:35 PM   #6
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hold on the power button untill u hear 2 beeps
Which power button are you referring to? The one with the light next to it, or the switch on the back? Because I held the one that's like, touch sensitive and I didn't hear any 2 beeps. Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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In case you haven't realized, I have the same problem as Darkscanner.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:39 PM   #8
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Which power button are you referring to? The one with the light next to it, or the switch on the back? Because I held the one that's like, touch sensitive and I didn't hear any 2 beeps. Thanks.
Hi, you have to hold down the touch sensor one with the lights for a few seconds until you hear the 2nd set of beeps.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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Same problem just happened to me. I talked to the tech support for Sony, and they said there is nothing that the users can do without opening the PS3, in other words you will ruin your warranty and have to pay to get a new one if what you try doesn't work. I'm pissed off also, there is really nothing you can do within reason. Good luck. You have to send it in to be fixed.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:24 PM   #10
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ps3 won't turn on

i was playing my ps3 earlier today and had to stop for a few hours and do a few things and left it on like before. when i was able to get back to it it was still on and i kept playing the game i was playing cod5 then all of the sudden it just shut off on me and won't turn back on. push power button it kicks on green for like a second then to a yellow then to a flashing red and is shut off and keeps flashing red unless u push the button again then it will be solid red thats all it does. from what it sounds like i need to send it in but i haven't backed up my hd and i don't want to lose any of my save game files how can i get them off b4 i send it in to be fixed or is there something else i can do instead of sending it in 2b fixed 4 $150 please help if anybody knows what to do?!?!?!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:15 AM   #11
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Ok So Im New Here I Have A Question Is The Hard Drive Of A Backwards Compatible Ps3 80gb Different Than A Hard Drive Out Of A Non-backwards Compatible 80gb Ps3?
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:15 AM   #12
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i would say no same hard drive just not interchangeable have to reformat them to put in diff unit
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:53 AM   #13
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Ok Thanks Smittyofoz How Bout Changing The Mother Board Out Of An 80gb Ps3 And Placing It In My 80gb Ps3 Do You Think That Will Then Allow Me To Play Ps2 Games?
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:04 PM   #14
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My PS3 won't freakin work! HELP!

okay i need major help with my ps3.
it was working perfectly fine a while ago...
then outta nowhere it just stops working altogether.
i turn it on and then like 30 seconds later and then it beeps twice and the light turns back to red.. !!!
its so annoying, i need my ps3, im so bored around here.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:47 PM   #15
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okay i need major help with my ps3.
it was working perfectly fine a while ago...
then outta nowhere it just stops working altogether.
i turn it on and then like 30 seconds later and then it beeps twice and the light turns back to red.. !!!
its so annoying, i need my ps3, im so bored around here.
can you say "RED LIGHT OF DEATH" cause thats what you got. you can send it back to sony if your still ahve the warrenty or pay them $150+ if you dont. or you can just throw that one away and get a new one
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:15 AM   #16
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okay i need major help with my ps3.
it was working perfectly fine a while ago...
then outta nowhere it just stops working altogether.
i turn it on and then like 30 seconds later and then it beeps twice and the light turns back to red.. !!!
its so annoying, i need my ps3, im so bored around here.
me too!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:39 AM   #17
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Help!!!

Hey everybody, today I was playing modern warfare 2 when my little 6 year old sister came and unplugged the power cable when the PS3 was still turned on! I plugged it back in, but when I am at the home screen, there isn't anything under the sections! It wont do anything! Then, I will try to turn it off, and the flashing green light wont turn off! Please help me!
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:45 AM   #18
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Sometimes you can fix this by getting access to the config menu and doing a hard reset - if that does not work then you have a problem with the graphics chip overheating.

You need to send it in if this is the case or repair it yourself.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #19
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from what it sounds like i need to send it in but i haven't backed up my hd and i don't want to lose any of my save game files how can i get them off b4 i send it in to be fixed or is there something else i can do instead of sending it in 2b fixed 4 $150 please help if anybody knows what to do?!?!?!


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Old 06-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #20
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you have to hold the power button ( not the switch in the back) until you hear two beeps which means that the ps3 is adjusting to your tv video output : )
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:01 PM   #21
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hold the power button until you hear two beeps
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:16 AM   #22
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mine did that once too! i just had to fix the settings
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #23
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mine is doing this but a hard reset wont work the two beeps dont happen.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #24
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i held down the button and got the 2 beeps and came up with 6 options ?? help!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:38 PM   #25
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that sounds like it is most definitively the red light of death. This means that there is a hardware malfunction within the console.
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