Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Hi there. last week i was installing latest update on ps3 i left the ps3 to it and went out , when i came back it was saying internet connection was interrupted. Now ps3 will start up ( if I leave it long enough ) for just a few min's then freeze and the screen becomes blockey and pixilated . I have contacted sony and they looked at it on-line and decided that it is a disk error and there is nothing I can do except swap it with Sony for another machine. I am reluctant to do this as I have a 60gb machine that plays ps2&1 games. Someone mentioned if I pop the hard drive into another ps3 it will re-format my H/D and this may work I'm not so sure what do you think ?
Thank you Michael
Poppin it into another machine will do nothing. its the drive thats bad, not the machine.
U can buy another drive if u wish as they are not that expensive and worth it and u will still play ps2 games on it as the HD has nothing to do with backwards compatibilty.
u can buy a 160 gig drive for around $100 sometimes less and in ur ps3 manual it tells u how to replace it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello there vincent
If you have the red
blinking light then you have the RED light of death AKA the RLOD.
The light is 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 RLOD.
WHERE TO GO FROM
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
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.
Here For The PS3 Manual which has helped so many people like you.
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