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Not playing games

My ps3 wont play the majority of my games. for all except one it will completely turn off and flash a blinking red light. wat the hell?

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Re: not playing games

Its a problem with the latest download update. sorry to say but its a job for sony as long as its still under warranty. just phone them up explain the probs your having and they will send you a new (normally reconditioned) unit out. i'm getting my new one tomorrow. upset it broke but sony's replacement service is very good.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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I was playing cod online and it just turned its self of now in wont turn on i cant even eject my game i has a constant red light flashing?

Hello there andrew

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.


Option 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 to you

Option 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.

Click Here For The PS3 Manual which has helped so many people like you.

Good luck

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The auto turn off and keep red light flashing will occurs again after you send back to repair. The best way is to fix it by yourself! Learn the PS3 fixing technique by using this product here : PS3 Ultimate Fixing Guide This is a package of text and video tutorials written by a professional PS3 repairman. Follow his demo you can easily to unscrew your console and fix parts inside. When you have learned the repair skills, no need to ask anyone here again!

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Take it to the retailer you bought it from and ask them to replace it and the game, or phone Sony and ask for it to be fixed or replaced. I'm not sure if Sony can replace the game, though, so I'd suggest trying the retailer first.

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