Is your PlayStation 3 light blinking green? If yes, you do not have to worry. This is a very common problem, which has numerous solutions depending on the problems you face. If your PS3 is flashing a green light, your console may be taking longer to shut down. There is no need to worry. First, take a deep breath and calm yourself. You can get this problem fixed without having to go to any PS3 service center. We will tell you a number of methods that have been successfully tried by PS3 users.
Here are some ways to get to get rid of this problem.
1 – Restarting Your Console
The most common cause of the PS3 flashing green light is that your PS3 has encountered a temporary software problem. When this happens, the system hangs and prevents the user from controlling the console. A simple solution to this problem is to push the power button to turn off the PS3. Hold the power button for 10 seconds to allow it to refresh. Now, wait for 20 minutes to allow the system to cool off as this problem may have been caused by overheating. Now turn your PS3 on. Most users do not encounter problems after following this procedure. If your PS3 is fixed by following this procedure, then enjoy playing games with your friends.
2 – Check Your Cables
If the above mentioned method does not solve your problem and you are still struggling with the flashing green light on your PS3, then you need to check the cables to see whether they are properly connected or not. Sometimes PS3 flashes a green light only due to a loose connection. If this is the case then you will get rid of this problem permanently.
3 – Check for any Damage
If your PS3 is still flashing that green light and the previous two methods have gone in vain, there might be something seriously wrong with your wires. The best way to check this is to disconnect all cables except the power cord. Now check to see if any of the wires are damaged or not. If you find any damaged cable, replace it. Now reconnect all the cables properly. Ensure that all cables are properly connected to the ports. Now turn your PS3 on and check whether the problem is gone or not. If your PS3 still has that blinking green light then, there might be internal damage to some of your cables. Borrow another cable from your friend and connect it to your PS3. By proper trial and error, you will find which one of your wires is causing problems. Replace that wire, and be free of this nasty green light error.
4 – Unplug the Hard Drive
If you still have the problem after using all the above mentioned methods, then you will have to disconnect the hard drive. There might be a memory problem. Take out the hard disc for at least 10 minutes to let the hard drive cycle its memory. This usually resets the memory and fixes the green light problem. After waiting for 10 minutes, connect the hard drive back to the console and restart your PS3. By following this method, you will surely be able to get rid of the green light error.
Errors make your gaming so frustrating. Nothing is more annoying than encountering an error such as the PlayStation 3 blinking green light when you were about to complete a stage or worst if you’re about to beat a friend. These guidelines will allow you to enjoy gaming at its best. Enjoy Gaming!
by E J Taylor