Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Unit switches on and then switches off immediately. Red light flashes continuosly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try turning the power off at the back and leave it unplugged for 10 minutes.
How long has it been running for without being turned off to cool down?
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
SOURCE: red light flashing/won't turn on
you are right about replacing the thermal compound between the cpu/gpu and heat sync. the gpu and cpu may need to be refolowed also. another tip is dont over tighten the screws. Tip: keep your ps3 flat do not keep it standing. when it is standing and heats up the thermal compound can start to move away from the heat sync. Keeping it flat will help extend the life PS3 at least from the overheating issue.
Posted on May 18, 2009
it sounds like you have a short in the system. take it to a repair plase. don't try to service it your self it will disable it self if you take off the cover.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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