Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
When I turn the PS3 ON, the red light becomes green for a fraction of a second, a single beep is heard. After which the PS3 abruptly shuts down. The fan does not turn on. I can also hear a sound from the power supply side. Sort of a 'tick' sound.
It appears that this PS3 has the infamous "yellow light of death". This is common among older PS3s, that have overheated. It can be fixed by Sony, for about half the cost of a new one plus shipping. Keep in mind it will not have a warranty on the fix. You can attempt to fix it yourself, if you have the proper tools, patience and level of skill. Difficulty on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most difficult, about an 8.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ps3 shuts down
It's a over heating issue. Make sure it isn't on carpet, in a closed cabinet, or any other enclosed area, also make sure it isn't next to a heating vent. Let it cool down for a few hours, and it should be ok.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I have had this same probelm unfortnaully .. It sux , and after trying alot of different things and reading , and talking to sony themselfs seems only fix is $150 repair or a new playstation :( . . Have you noticed your fan is just loud and has like 3 stages of loudness? Thats what mine did , and i got the red flashing lights if not loud then anthor device in your playstation has stopped working sorry to say
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
This is a heat sync problem. Your CPU and GPU will need to be re-seated as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted on May 16, 2009
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