Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My PS3 shut off while i was playing a game and now every time i try to power it on it has that flashing red light. I was told it was from overheating and to just wait but Ive waited a day now and still wont work. I cant figure out how to reboot it(all i hear is hold down the power button until it beeps 3 times but that doesnt do anything). I tried seeing if dust was the problem, but I dusted the hard drive off and all of the exterior vents.
There isn't much you can do to easily fix this problem.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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Apr 06, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Hello there chris
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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