Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I turned my ps3 on today and the light turned green, then amber and red and the system beeps three times. the red light then just keeps flashing.
When i tap it while its blinking it stops but when i do again its the same process. The same thing happens when i try to eject the disc inside - green to amber and back to blinking red.
I know it cant be an overheating problem because i haven't used the ps3 for 3 days.
some help would be really welcome
If your having this problem I know how to fix it but only for about 30-45 seconds.
Okay this is what you do.
1.If your ps3 is turned on press the red button , it should turn green then yellow ,beep and blink red.
now do this 3 times without turning it off.
2.Turn your ps3 off.
3.Turn it on while holding the eject button.
4.Now your ps3 should stay on ,(like I said for about 30-45 seconds).Also the fan should be on.But then after a while it turns back off.And that's as far as I got.
(It really works if you do it right)
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
The PS3 red light error is extremely frustrating to experience, having had it happen myself. However, you can fix it yourself in less than a couple of hours, and you don't need to wait for 6-8 weeks while Sony repair it and potentially charge you $150 (this will be the case if your warranty has expired, or you didn't have a warranty in the first place) Here's what you need to try in order to repair the red light on your PS3:
Posted on May 12, 2010
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Posted on Jul 11, 2010
I had the same problem before. You have an extremely rare RRod problem. what u du is go to the sony website, and somewhere, and call the number on the screen. ill just tell u it right now. --- 954-345-7669, and tell them what happend.
PS: They will problably ask for u 2 ship it back to the industry, for further repair.
been there done that
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
If u know someone els with a ps3 u can use their ps3 put in your hdd and use a card to store youre data and put it back on any new ps3
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
I found these article on the Internet, they might be of some help to you...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2010
I had the problem this morning, tried re-booting the system a few times after leaving it to cool for 5 hours but still nothing. Phoned Sony worried as I was out of warranty but they said they will replace it within 2 days, though with a re-conditioned one and i'm not sure if it will be 40g or 80g (mine was original 60g).
My COD4 disk is also stuck inside but they will send that to me when they can retrieve it from the system (approx 1 month). Good service I thought though I am hearing more of this problem so I hope it doesn't become to widespread because although they are replacing the system it's a bit of a pain to lose all the data on the system.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
Called them yesterday, had to exchange consoles and their gonna get my gta4 out of it. I guess thats pretty fair. And swift too.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
Call wired exteme if your ps3 has a blinking light. Like the infamous YLOD, they repaired mine for $105 and fixed for me with in hours. They are a relaible company, if you dont believe me then go to www.wiredextreme.com
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
My PS3 shuts off wile playing every time then the red light start blinking and won't start again
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
Can i fix the red blinking light problem on ps3
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
i have the same problem but to make matters worse mine wont even turn on now but a bunch of people say you have to take it to sony or i dont know if this works but a bunch of people say is does try turning it on or off (i dont know which one) and press the eject and front power button at the same time hope this works tell me if it does
Posted on May 07, 2010
SOURCE: I turned my ps3 on
Although you say it can't be overheated, it is possible it is a result of overheating. When you get this error it means a general hardware fault. However, the most common fault found is when either the CPU or GPU processors become so hot that the solder devlopes microscopic cracks that do not close when it cools. This means that there is not a good electrical contact and the PS3 fails. So your PS3 may have been working fine the day before but when you turned it off it would of been hot inside. The circuit board and components would of cooled down essentially making the solder joints contract and open up the cracks in them.
There are guides out there to repair YLOD (yellow light of death) which explain step by step how to fix it. Unfortunately it is not a permanent fix and your console could only last hours after doing it.
Usually you will need a replacement PS3. If it is still under warranty give Sony a call who will replace it free of charge.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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