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Ps3 shut down!!!

Our sons ps3 shut down while playing COD3.Since then we are not able to turn the unit on(no lights at all)Where should we start other than the garbage can!

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i believe it is about 140 to repair it out of warranty. good luck

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I have the 40 gig ps3 console. Today, I was in the middle of a game (it had only been turned on for about 20 minutes) when my console shut down and the red light started flashing. I turned it off and let...


Hello there Rick

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.

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

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

Best regards

Peter

Sep 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Was playing it just shut down now wont turn on now it wil start and yellow light apears an then it shuts down


try to do a power cycle by removing the power cord and pressing the power button for 15 to 20 seconds without any power and plug it back in if that does not work it might be the board of the computer got burned and this unit needs repairs

Feb 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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While playing a game my ps3 shut down, and now will not turn back on. the red light is flashing on the front, any suggestions


This is known as the yellow light of death for the ps3 (ironic i know because it blinks a red light). This can be caused by the unit overheating causing solder on the main board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 won't play says loading continuously


go to www.modchipman.com and repair sevices i used them when my xbox's were dead and they had the red ring and disc read error they can fix it in ten minutes i watched them install a new tray on mine. anyways they have your problems the disc error and freezing. $9.99 but your yellow light $99.99 the cost to see your ps3 run again.

Sep 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 starts to turn on for 1 second. Yellow light flashes, system shuts off, and red light blinks. Help?


HI, this is an emergency shut down, due to overheating. the yellow light is an indicator of a previous overheating issue that has damaged the power unit.

unplug the unit and, let it sit for 10 minutes to cool. after the cool off, plug the unit into the wall socket once more and, power up. if it continues to shut down and, flash the red light, this will confirm a major fault within the power unit. Contact Sony for the replacement of the power unit in this case.

***NOTE(If the unit begins to play normally after the cool-down period, you will need to purchase a cooling device to prevent future overheating issues).

Jul 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 shuts itself off in a sec and doesn't eject game.


HI, this is a power unit issue. you will need to replace the power unit block asap if possible. these can be purchase on line or, you can contact sony for this repair as well.

we recommend contacting Sony for the correct power unit for your system.

Jun 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 shuts off right as its turned on


Hi, this is heat related and, this issue may have damaged your power supply board. if the red lights continue to flash after you have unplugged this unit for 5 minutes, this will confirm power board failure and, you will need to replace this circuit board.

You can purchase a replacement power supply unit at this link below and i also advise to purchase a cooling adapter for your system as well. this will prevent this form happening again in the future.


CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A NEW POWER SUPPLY FOR YOUR PS3.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR MEGA POWER MINI COOLING SYSTEM FOR YOUR PS3

May 23, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Can't get ps3 unit to stay on


WELL TRY UNPLUGING IT THEN REPLUG THEN TURN ON

Feb 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont play


Is your console still under warranty? If so, then send it in to Sony for repair.

Dec 22, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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