Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
The PS3 red light is a huge problem and it is caused by the GPU and the CPU overheating, all you need to do is stop the heat build up.
You have 2 ways of doing this:
You can send it in however bear in mind that for the fix you will have to wait for 4 weeks and also pay out $150 as well.
Or you can use a good PS3 Repair guide to fix the problem.
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Posted on Apr 04, 2011
Hello , sadly this is what is commonly known as the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). When the PS3 was originally made Sony used lead free solder in their consoles. Lead free solder is not as flexible as normal leaded solder and over time due to expansion and contraction because of heat given off by the console's components hairline cracks formed in the solder joints between the CPU and GPU and lots of PS3's failed. You have got a couple of options, you can either have the console professionally repaired which is going to cost around £50. If the console is out of warranty Sony will only replace it for a cost of around £130. As a last resort if you are good with electrical items you might want to have a go at repairing it yourself. If you google YLOD you will find plenty of guides that will instruct you on how you can repair it yourself.
Please bear in mind that once a console has the YLOD there is NO guarantee as to how long a repair will last, it could be a couple of hours to a couple of years
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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system turns on but then turns itself off, beeps at you and flashes it's lights
at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has probly pulled
itself away from the board. This will require you to diassemble the PS3...
better u download repair guide....
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