My playstation 3 shut down and won't turn back on for more than a few seconds. I'm getting a flashing red light.
hi, the flashing red light is telling you that the ps3 has over heated and has shut down, here is a list of things you should do to try and solve your problem.
1. switch it off at the plug and remove all wires and leave it off till you have done the following.
2. have a good look at the air vents on the console and check they are free from dust or fluff, you can use a vac to vac out all the air vents to ensure no dust or fluff is stopping the air circulating around your ps3.
3. make sure your ps3 is on a flat surface and not being used whilst its on carpet.
4. never put your ps3 on top of anything like dvd player or sky/cable box, your ps3 needs to bo on its own with nothing near it that gives off any heat if its on a shelf this shelf needs to be open so air can circulate around the whole of the ps3.
5 plug back in all the wires make sure you ps3 has been off for at least 30 min and unplugged from the mains for this time, plug it all back in and then make sure your ps3 is on flat even surface then switch it on and see if it will come back on, if it does then make sure your ps3 is cleaned regular and all the vents are free from fluff or dust.
If it dont work then switch it off and unplug for 30min then stand the ps3 on its side and then try switching it back on.
if it still dont work then this is a clear sign damage has been caused due to over heating, now when you switch it on check if you can hear the fan coming on if you cant then this means the fan has over heated due to dust build up and this has then caused damage to the processor.
if you hear the fan come on but your ps3 still dont come on then this points towards the processor being damaged due to over heating and this will then need replacing.
if this is the case then you need to check if you have any warranty left on your ps3 and if you do take it back to where you bought it from and tell them whats happening and they will then exchange it for a new one.
if your warranty has ran out then the chances are the fan in your ps3 is the old type and its not up to the job of keeping the ps3 cool enough to stop it over heating, the problem with the old type of fan is that if dust builds up it will cause the fan to stop cooling and this then causes the processor to over heat, so what your going to need to do now is get your ps3's circuit board tested to find out the exact fault and to also see if their are any more faults as the cost of repair can be quite high.
if their are a couple of things wrong with it then the cost of repair would be more than the price of a new ps3 so you will need to get a quote on the best price and then decide what you need to do.
hopefully after giving the ps3 a good clean and let it cool down it should be working but if the damage has all ready been done then this is going to need new parts.
May 23, 2010 |
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console