Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
At first, the game (sacred 2) would shut down suddenly with three beeps and the flashing red light. If I turned it back on, it would shut down 30 seconds to a couple of minutes in. I managed to get it in to diagnostic mode and it said the file system was corrupt, and it fixed it. The system functioned for several hours after that, then suddenly shut down again. I turned it off to let it rest, thinking it might be overheated. When i tried to turn it back on, it would flash me the yellow light, then immediately go to the flashing red light. So in essence, I cannot do anything with the system now.
I imagine it could possibly be the HDD that is messed up. I will probably try replacing it and see what haqppens, though I am wary of any system that breaks HDD's as often as the Ps3 reportedly does.
For your info, I also have a 60 GB backward compatible PS3 that is two years old.
Mate if you turn your PS3 off when the hard drive is still operating or the power shuts of while playing a game and the PS3 is collecting or writing data to your hard drive, it will most definitely corrupt or even destroy your hard drive it is very common in PC's to.
1. Do not shut down your PS3 while it is saving a game or collecting info from the hard drive. Rather quit the game then press your off key with one quick touch and let go of it, it will shut down when it is ready or hold down on the remote's PS button and select switch off system on screen.
2. If you live in a area where the power shuts off for no reason please please get your self a computer UPS(UN-INTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY).
3. If you replace the hard drive make sure you buy a good quality hard drive like a Western Digital or Seagate.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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