Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
When i turn on my ps3 it makes 3 beeps an the red light start blinking. What should i do?
It is believed that what you have is a general hardware failure. Like the 3 red lights on Xbox 360. Best thing to do is call Sony. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 10, 2007
SOURCE: Turning PS3 on problems
You and most all PS3 owners have or will experience this problem. Your Heat Transfer compound is dried up. This to me is a definite Manufacturer Defect. Contact Sony at 1800 345-7669 unless your outside North America. If you know how to get to the heat sinks, I suggest you go there and put some new high quality Heat Transfer compound between your processors and the heat sinks.
Also check your Ribbon cable connections, as I did se where one PS3 owner found his Ribbon cable fromt he Card readers miss inserted. He orrectly inserted it and he was up and running. Now you do need to contact and Get Sony to fix this if you have the required credentials. Do not waste your warranty.
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
SOURCE: PS3 Wont Turn On
Hi my name is Juan and I do fix and sell playstations3's so I do know your problem better than any body here the main problem you have is similar to the xbox360 red ring of dead so for now your ps3 is dead no way to turn it on but we have a fix for this problem the only bad part of this is that is done with a special system that is controlled by computer so not every one can do this like the xbox360 ps3 is more complicated in order to get your system up and running we need to have the motherboard or the completed ps3 to reflow the graphics chip some of the connections under the chip are not making good contact and this problem was cause by excessive heat so your ps3 needs to be open and the motherboard needs reflow and new thermal compound to dissipated the heat better there is some guys on ebay they do this type of job there I only sale parts and ps3's on ebay I don't offer this service on ebay but I do have the system to do it so if you like to see your system running again let me know I am located in Georgia.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
If the motherboard is defective, go to the store where you bougt your ps3 if you're still having warrantyon your ps3 else test if it is realy the main board that is defective, if so you're able to vind a new main board here, note that 60GB board is difrent from the one that is placed in 40 gb version and the 80 gb and slim are also different, each generation ps3 has a diferent board.
Als watch out for eurean versions of the board's they are also difrent from the ones from other regions.
Here is where they have a new board for sale: http://product.pelltechnology.com/Sony_Playstation_3_PS3_Motherboard_Replacement.asp
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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