PS3 turned off duaring instalation process. Beeps for 3 times and red starts flashing. I have a big doubt about overheating, because it was turned on only for 5 min. Pressing On button for 5 or 10 sec. does not help. It seems to me, that lot off people have same problem. Help me, please...
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM and it is after my warranty. Sony had the cheek to tell me that i have to fork out for repair costs which they will inform me. DAMN! Got mine from Singapore. Was playing Dead Space and suddenly the screen blanked out. I did smell something burning but my console is in an open area and the room is air conditioned. I was also only playing it like 3 hours. At times i leave the damn thing on for days!
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Re: PS3 red light blinking
I have heard of some people that have the same problem and if you just barely got the console i would give Sony replace it or fix the problem. Usually when you buy the console you have like 1year limited warranty on it. Just as long as you did not attempt to open up the console yourself that is. Let me know how that works out.
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Although you say it can't be overheated, it is possible it is a result of overheating. When you get this error it means a general hardware fault. However, the most common fault found is when either the CPU or GPU processors become so hot that the solder devlopes microscopic cracks that do not close when it cools. This means that there is not a good electrical contact and the PS3 fails. So your PS3 may have been working fine the day before but when you turned it off it would of been hot inside. The circuit board and components would of cooled down essentially making the solder joints contract and open up the cracks in them.
There are guides out there to repair YLOD (yellow light of death) which explain step by step how to fix it. Unfortunately it is not a permanent fix and your console could only last hours after doing it.
Usually you will need a replacement PS3. If it is still under warranty give Sony a call who will replace it free of charge.
this happens when the ps3 has overheated-try removing the hard drive and replacing then give the console a hoover out.....if this doesnt work try holding the power button on for 5 sec....if this doesnt work its back to sony im affraid
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