Thanks for the response, i've tried all of the above and unfortunately its stipp the same. I think it may be the power supply that has gone butnot sure if its worth buying a new one incase its not. I only just got a new ps3 10 days ago to keep on 3.41 so looks like i'll be buying 2 ps3's in the space of 2 weeks. Just want my disc back out. Can you connect the blu ray drive to a pc to eject the disc or will it have the little hole on the front like a normal drive to eject when powered off.
It could be that your hard drive is completely dead. If that's the case, the PS3 won't turn on anyway. With that said, if you have a spare hard drive lying around somewhere, try inserting it into the PS3 and reformatting. If that doesn't work, then you can open up your PS3 case, and check and see if the fan is working.
A malfunctioning PS3 fan will also cause the red light error. Luckily, these are easily repairable and cheap. If the fan is working normally, however, and you are still having issues, you can manually eject the disc you have in your drive by prying off the front cover of the drive - there are several youtube videos which will show you how to do this safely. Good luck!
And if you want to take the risk, you can follow this guide on youtube:
Watch all 6 parts!
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Thanks for the video links, i've changed the drive back to the original 40gb as its got 160gb in it and still has the same issues will take it apart tomorrow and see if the fan is the issue. How do i check if the fan is broken? do I just disconnect it and see if it boots. Will teach me for using aimbot online in mw2, 63 kills and ps3 dies
Had the same issue as well with my launch 60gb. I think it must be the YLOD also as mentioned above. Best option to get the disc out is to reflow. That should also get it working enough for you to transfer data to a new unit.