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My PS3 red light just keeps flashing when I turn it on. How can I fix that?

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Turn it on leave it on cover it in towels (lots) leave it 30-45minutes it worked fine for me try it

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This is the red light or the Yellow light of death/ YLOD you need to send it in as it is overheating that is causing this problem.

Or you can fix it at home with the help of a good guide

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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This is the yellow light of death. It happens when the system overheats causing the solder on the board to melt and connect. It needs to be professionally reflowed. Check out www.wiredextreme.com or call 1-888-389-3038. We are a professional repair shop that can fix this for you. All of our repairs include a 90 day warranty on the whole console.

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My ps3 won't turn on and red light keeps blinking,


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May 15, 2012 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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Red Flashing lights - How to fix


Hi there

The red flashing lights problem is alomost as big as the Yellow light of death.

What is the Red light flashing problem

This one is self explanitry you know you have this when you turn on your PS3 and and it has red flashing lights and won't come on.

The causes

Ok so with this one its similar to the Yellow light of death Tip when the GPU (display chip) has come away from the motherboard you get the red flashing lights, remeber to try prevent this is to have a very good ventilated PS3 do not keep it in a small space. The heat build up melts the soldering which keeps the GPU connected to the motherboard. once connections is lost you get the red flashing lights.

The Solutions

Solution 1
Ok so you can send the console off to sony they will collect it, repair it and send it back, this will usually cost you $150

Solution 2
My favourite solution is the PS3 repair guide, you can fix the problem within the hour, costs are below $40 and you don't need to be technical at all.

solution 3
Buy a new PS3 console over $200 this is the last resort.

What is PS3 repair guide

Ok so this is how i learned so much about PS3 and got me into the job today of fixing PS3's

The basic PS3 repair guide: is a high quality Pictured ebook, with the most basic step by step instructions that will fix your PS3

A good PS3 repair guide: This will contain the above mentioned and will also have a website which you can get 24/7 tech suppot to help with the fix, A forum with over 60,000 user's who have been in you position and can help you. Also some have great step by step video's.

The PS3 repair guide Comparison site

Ok i want to introduce the PS3 Problems gone Website this will be pivital in helping you choose the best repair guide, to get the best head start in fixing your PS3 you need to see the best repair guides on the Web today.

Conclusion

Ok so get your ps3 fixed get back to gaming and if anything else happens to fail you have your back up with the PS3 repair guide as its your's for life.

Good luck and happy gaming

on Jun 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Having PS3 trouble, red and green lights keep blinking also amber color, what can I do to fix it?/


Hi mrkoman,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Apr 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Was playing it for 3 hours then it turned itself off and now the standby red light flash's


Hi reddez,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Mar 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont turn on red light keeps flashing


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Ps3 keeps turning off light first goes green then turns off red light flashes


The red light means that the system has overheated well you can fix it yourself using a simple repair guide HERE

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Turn on the ps3 and a red page comes up stating 'an error has occured please contact technical support'?


Iwant to just make it clear to you, that you can repair the following problemsat home with a good repair guide. There is no technical knowledge needed yousimply do what you see on the step by step vids or the paper guide.

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Flashing red light and cannot eject game


PS3 has overheated and the thermal compound between the cpu/gpu and heat sync need to be replaced. the gpu and cpu may need to be reflowed as well. Had the same problem and fixed mine. The thermal compound was pretty much gone when i opened up the system. Also dont keep your ps3 on its side leave it flat this will help keep the compound from moving as much.

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Heat Sync issue. CPU and GPU need re-seating as well. Email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more help

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