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Re: PS3 turns off alone and red light keep flashing!!!

Oct 14, 2010
thats as bad as the towel trick wrapping the xbox 360 up in a towel and turning it on until the box shows 2 red lights and letting it cool back down..your doing more harm then good this way
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Dec 16, 2010

Thanks!  I watched the video on Youtube and it worked!  THANKS!

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Dec 20, 2010

Yo dawg, i need my ps3 fixed, itz messed up again! Can u tell that dude u know that can fix a ps3 to fix mine?

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Dec 20, 2010

i feel u awg, my ps3 iz really messed!

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Dec 20, 2010

the blinky red = YLOD. Pretty soon it won't turn on at all. send it to gophermods or a local solution in your area.

 

 


Jhoalot wrote:

Hi this is my second post about this, the first one no body answered me, i hope that some answer this one.

 

My PS3 turns off alone! My ps3 is a Backward Compatible Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle that has memory stick reader and 4 USB slots, well the thing is that is not with every game, only happen with certain ones like Socom and uncharted 2, but with games like dead space and burnout paradise it works. I just start the game and after like a minute of playing(only happens to me on gameplay, in the menus doesn't happen anything) sound a *beep* and it turns off alone and the red lights keep flashing. Please help!!!

 

Thanks in advance!


 

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Aug 30, 2011

mine shuts off like that but while playing jak 3. it's a ps2 game. the vents are fine and it's not sitting in an enclosed area. the fan doesnt work too much for this game but really kicks in while playing killzone 2. do you still think it's from overheating? although we did have a storm last weekend and the power did go out while it was plugged in (i wasnt home at the time). ive read that it could be a possibility. preferably i want to fix the ps3 myself instead of driving to the closest console repair place which is an hour away.

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Jan 30, 2012

man i need your help real bad my ps3 whenever i switch it on it starts for a couple of seconds and then the power light turns yellow and it turns off by itself.........why is this happening???????????

.........i need your reply asap..

and will sony be able to fix this problem????

and i live in india so it mostly is a little hard for me to get it fixed..

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Jan 30, 2012

sanju23 wrote:

man i need your help real bad my ps3 whenever i switch it on it starts for a couple of seconds and then the power light turns yellow and it turns off by itself.........why is this happening???????????

.........i need your reply asap..

and will sony be able to fix this problem????

and i live in india so it mostly is a little hard for me to get it fixed..

You've got YLOD. Sony will fix it for you for a price if your warranty is expired. There is a "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.

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Jan 30, 2012

It's not always true that the red blinking light is the same as YLOD. I've seen a flaky hard drive connection or hard drive cause it to shut down to the red blinky light.

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Eightboll812 wrote:

It's not always true that the red blinking light is the same as YLOD. I've seen a flaky hard drive connection or hard drive cause it to shut down to the red blinky light.

This is mostly true. What he described is YLOD. YLOD is a general hardware failure. That can mean the HDD and it's worth trying a new one. I just answered his specific question "and will sony be able to fix this problem????".

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