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Well last night my husband and i were watching a movie and all of a sudden it shut its self off by its seft and the red light was blinking. It wouldn't give use the movie back. So my husband took it a part and he got the movie out but noe its just turns green for a second then turns red then to yellow and then nothing just the same blinking light we have had it for lik two in a half years. What could be the problem?

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  • kimberly_bau Oct 03, 2010

    We actully just bought a new one and we are going to pay to get the other one fixed so we can have two. We went and got the ps3 slim does anyone have any comments on this device. I think what happened to ares was to much dust, we opened it up and it was covered in dust so with the ne one we are going to check the inside of it and clean it real good every few months. So good luck to everyone with an older ps3 my addvise is to get rid of it and buy a new one before it breaks. You cant get much for a broken ps3. Kim

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Hi, its not good news im afraid the reason it shuts down and gives you a ref light is due to damage being done to the circuit board inside the ps3.
it could be that it has over heated which is often the case this could be down to dust build up or if the heat sink paste on the gpu and cpu chip has gone brittle or if you have been using the ps3 on carpet or in top of anything else that gives off heat such as dvd or sky box, these cause it to over heat really quick.

right now you have a couple of options if you have any warranty left take it back and get a refund if your warranty has run out then you could try getting it repaired but their is no guarantee the repair will work or how long it will work after the reapir.

as you have got the red light this does mean the console has over heated and their is a fault with the board so its not going to work again the way it is.

now i repair these for 25 quid plus parts so you need to look around if you want it repaired and see what the best price you can get.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks
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Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • WeeMinx Oct 01, 2010

    Thanks for the tips on the over heating... i've moved mine from off the top of the xbox now!!!

  • paul proctor Oct 01, 2010

    your lucky it lasted this long them xbox's are known for over heating they never last long i cant believe they both still work you have been lucky up till now, please dont use them no top of anything as it will just get worse one the gpu and cpu chips have over heated this will cause the solder joints to crack and you lose the connection with the board and on the ps3 you will get yellow light of death and on the xbox you will get the red ring of death

    let me know if it is now working ok

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