Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Yea i jus held the power button till i heard 3 beeps then gets to a menu never seen befor (rebuild system etc.) so i jus pressed restore and it worked :D
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
Unfortunately my friend your system has overheated. the RSX processor that handles video functions as well as the CELL cpu uses unleaded solder (as per US mandate for games/toys). this solder tends to form bad connections between the BGA array and motherboard resulting in novideo or flickery video or YLOD (yellow light of death). gota send it in to sony for service at which point they will replace with a refurbished unit no doubt. sometimes holding the power button for 12 -15 seconds with the power flipped on in the back, after hearing two successive beeps spaced apart by like 7 seconds, turns the unit on. this rarely works.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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May 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe
Press and hold the power button until
the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)
Press and hold the power button again
until you here 3 beeps. Let go.
It should ask you to connect your
controller via usb and press the PS button in
the middle of your controller. There
will be a menu with 6 options. Try 1-5.
Try using your AV/Component Cables. First reset the default settings using the methods previously described. Your HDMI output could have fried, rendering the HDMI output useless.
This is a motherboard issue that can only be solved by SONY. If your AV works but your HDMI doesn't, count your blessings because it could be worse.
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