Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
"When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."
"If this happens:
• Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.
• If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.
• Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
• If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."
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Jul 13, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Try accessing the recovery menu 'safe
Press and hold the power button until
the systems shuts off. (wait 2 seconds)
Press and hold the power button again
until you here 3 beeps. Let go.
It should ask you to connect your
controller via usb and press the PS button in
the middle of your controller. (if applicable, try to use both HDMI and AV, switching from one input to another on the TV)
will be a menu with 6 options.
If you do not see this menu with either HDMI or AV/Component cables, you will need to try replacing the hard drive..
When you replace your hard drive, you
will need to have the latest firmware on a
usb stick. Download the firmware from
the playstation official website onto a usb
stick. Once prompted by your system you
will need to insert the usb stick into the
PS3. Good luck..
You will need 2.5" Sata Hard
When you need to power down the system when it freezes, hold the power button until it goes off. At times it can take up to 2 minutes, or more.
Has it ever been opened?
Look underneath the system, do you see a 'Warranty Seal' sticker?
If not, it has been opened and your problems will have to be solved by a technician who has experience.
Good luck with this unit.
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