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PS3 bricked with Major Error Red Screen

PS3 bricked with Red Screen indicating Major system error in many languages. Console is CECHK01 80GB (Aug-Sep 2008 BUILD)

Start unit and after 30 seconds into boot a red screen comes up indicating a major system error call technical support. TV is blank until this error comes up.

Removed HDD and start PS3, system responds indicating HDD is not in place. Return drive and reboot to red screen.

Changed HDD and indicated HDD has to be formatted and that system needs to be flashed with firmware update 2.60. Install USB with firmware update and format process and flashing is successfully performed. Then reboot and red screen returns.

Entered "Recovery mode" performed all items on menu rebooting after each item and still red screen.

Can someone let me know if they had similar problem, and how it was solved. For now it seems that the motherboard has to be changed.

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  • corymarple Mar 24, 2009

    Red error screen, it says to contact tech. support....what do I do??

  • mint_baker Mar 30, 2009

    Yeah, I have same model system (CECHK01) and having this endlessly problem too. I'd really appreciated if the help is coming right away.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    THAT SAME SCREEN POPS UP WHEN I FIRST TURN MY SYSTEM ON WITHOUT TRYING TO CHANGE THE AUDIO OUTPUT SETTINGS LIKE OTHER POSTS HAVE. CONTACTED TECH SUPPORT AND I HAVE TO SHIP IT BACK TO THE MANUFACTORER

  • olidragon May 03, 2009

    tried to reformat, change the hard drive, reformat the new hard drive trice, it wont rebuild database, i tried all the options in the emergency screen thing (hold the on/off button while on standby until it turns off, do it again (there will be a double-beep) and quickly remove your finger)) except restart.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    After turning on the ps3 and the logo appears the tv shows a red screen with the words fatal error in several languages, and the only option available is to turn off the ps3.

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