Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Red flash on stanby,then push the on/off too start playing and shutsdown automatically and the blinking red light Well the first thing, i went to turn on my ps3, and the red light was not on. (had to turn power supply off then back on.) Then it would fire up, run for a while, then just shut off. its been doing this for a day and a half.
This is happening because your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. A corrupted file is about to do damage to your console, and a PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the HDD reset menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair.
If none of this works, or the console just won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have had this problem, as my PS3 is now out of warrenty i have decided to fix it myself, so if your PS3 is out of warrenty aswel i sugguest you do the following, if not then send it back to sony.
The problem seems to be a over heating, you will notice this as the fan kicks in to high power after about 10mins.
What you need to do is disassemble it, heres a guide that can help you: http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_tutorial.htm.
After this you will see the CPU and GPU, the problem there is the thermal compound on it, its dry and cracked and not enough, u need to clean all this off and buy some Artic Silver 5 Compound, on ebay for under £5, you then need to place some on the CPU and GPU corner to corner then smooth it across with a card, as thin as you can! then put it all back together.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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Hello there Rick
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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