Joined: 12-November 06
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Possible PS3 Flashing Red Light Fix
Posted by XanTium | 10-12-2006 23:28 EST
From ps3.qj.net: [QUOTE] Yesterday I woke up to bad news, I turned on my PS3 by the switch in the back and about 2 seconds later it beeped three times and the red light started flashing. After trying to turn it on for about 1/2 an hour I realized that it wasn't going to turn on...
I did some searching on the web and found nothing but 360 had the same problem. Here's the interesting thing I found a 'fix', all I did was take out the hard disk, and turn it on to get my game out. Then I put the HD back in and turned it on. It worked. I booted up a game and the same damn red flashing light came back on.
I repeated the steps and checked to see if the game would work now, and it did! I'm currently using my PS3 to write this. I wanted to let you guys over at QJ.net because I couldn't find a fix anywhere and maybe if you post this I'll end up helping someone else. [/QUOTE]
Joined: 23-July 11
From: Sunny Aberdeen, UK
Member No.: 455678
Xbox Version: unk
360 version: v3.0 (falcon)
It's a overheating issue, one machine I reballed yesterday did this after the reball brought it back from YLoD. Replacing the thermal compound under both the CPU & GPU IHS and on the heatsink with AS5 cured it.
Before it would hardly stay on for 30 seconds, where as it's been on for 6 hours today to test it and still going strong.