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Ps3 red light

Does anyone know what exactly causes the red light on the ps 3 and how to fix

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Your best solution is learn the PS3 repair skill by yourself. There is a all-in-one repair guide around that can help you to solve many PS3 problems:
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Several this can cause this error. Its a fail safe so there isn;t further damage to the ps3.
Some reasons for this error:Over Heating (80% of the time)Damage to GPU or CPU (98% Chance of the Happening)Dust (90% Chancebad PSU (25 % Chance of this happening)low voltage (20%Faulty Fan (30%)Water Damage (3%)Bad caps (5% Chance)1% others

Posted on Feb 25, 2012

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Are you trying to turn the PS3 on via bluetooth controller? If so, attempted to turn PS3 on from console itself. Sometimes the controller will get out of sync with the system and not allow for turning on remotely.

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SOURCE: ps3 blinking red light

I have read the red light means overheating. My dvd laser went out, mine is past warrenty so I took it apart. I was amazed at all the dust on the inside! You might take yours apart and blow out all the dust if you havent already and see if that helps. I also use a cooler fan on mine to help blow out the heat

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SOURCE: ps3 the light goes Green,Yellow,Flashing Red

this is called the yellow light of death,, ylod..

Sorry to be the one to tell you this but its not good!!

A main chip/chips got to hot to many times over time...[CPU,Video and and/or RAM IC's..

This can be fixed but if not done right it will not work for long or make it unfixably

I would say send it back to sony,,

if your willing look up ylod fix and try to fix your self,,

refloating the chips do work if its done right,, be careful if you try, and do alot research on ylod first!!

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SOURCE: After pushing PS3 power the red light turns green

Hi novoivo,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

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Hi Kim,

If you are getting the YLOD or yellow light I will run through what causes it and how you can fix it.

Causes:

The yellow light is caused by internal overheating and the main chips that take the damage are the GPU and the CPU.

You need to stop the heat build up and you will be able to get back to gaming again.

Solution:

You can either send the console back in for repair and they will fix it for you, however it will take about 4 weeks to get this done and it will cost about $150 for the repair!

Quicker Solution:

For a faster way to fix it you can use a good YLOD Repair guide that will show you with videos how to stop the heat build up and get back to gaming.

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PS3's will sometimes loose their connection to the controllers. I have always fixed this problem with these steps:

1. Make sure the system is off (red light)
2. plug the control in with the usb cable
3. press the PS button in the middle of the controller (this will let the console relearn the controller)
4. once the lights on the front of the controller are not blinking red anymore, and have a single green light indicating which player the controller has taken, hold the PS button and turn off the system
5. once the system is off, unplug the usb cable
6. the controller should work without the cable now. (check by pressing the PS button to turn the system back on

Controllers will lose their connection to the PS3 when they die completely, during updates, power outages, etc. I don't know what exactly causes it, but I have had to do this process several times since I got my PS3.

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My machine just cut off and a red light was blinking-touch it went green for a second back to a red light. I unpluged it and a few hrs later plugged it back in and did the exact same thing going to a...


Hello there gallant

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

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Hello there rolandoca

If you have the brief flashing yellow light, then its followed by a red blinking light then you have the yellow light of death AKA the YLOD.

The lights are a warning sign to let you know something is wrong. I can give you the quick explanation, There are 2 chips on the motherboard inside the PS3, the GPU (graphics) and the CPU (brain), when playing the ps3 the solder heats up and when you finish playing it cools down, over time this will cause the soldering to crack and the chips to lose connection with the motherboard and you get the YLOD.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

Option 1 - Call Sony

In warranty the Price is Free, out of warranty the Price is $150, the whole process is 4-6 weeks

You can call Sony and they will collect the PS3, repair/replace, and deliver the PS3 back to you

Option 2 - Fix it your Self

You can use a PS3 fix manual to get this fixed easily and at home using household tools you probably already own.

Click here to know more on PS3 Fix Manuals which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

Best regards

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1. it could be caused by a hardrive coruption
2. it might have to do with dust buildup inside your console
3. it might be that the soldering on the motherboard needs to be reflowed by a local repair shop that specializes in stuff like that

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