Since I can't even get into Safe Mode, does this mean it's motherboard or power supply? I did this 2 or 3 times and surprisingly the whole unit came back to life and ejected the disc! Backing up your hard drive saves all your information and allows you to rescue all of your hard work. Most pastes will come in an easy to use syringe. Small dust particles begin to clump, creating chunks of dusts within. Any Idea how to to fix it? Once you are at the inner workings of the system take a can of compressed air and start to dust the system carefully. I've tore it down to the mother board and nothing is wrong.
I went closer to check the system and the plug had completely melted away from the back of the system. Now when the chips get hot, they cannot properly disperse the heat into the heat sink. The cheaper the thermal paste, the less likely it will hold up for a long period of time. I also managed to secure a 12 month warranty this time so I'm feeling relatively secure that all will be well either way. Green light comes on, you can load and eject a disc but it doesn't display anything no sound either. Thank you for your help! After 15 seconds the whole thing shut down again and back to red flashing light! The description that you have provided is an indicator of a hardware fault with the console. I have read that the the Motherboard and Daughterboard are 'married' to each other - does this mean that only my motherboard will work with my daughterboard? Also, the Error Codes are explained here: Enter a Code, and the description should give some idea of the problem.
That might do the trick. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options. It has been one month since this problem happened, I don't know how to fix it. Blowing compressed air is often enough, but if you want to take it one step further use a cleaning alcohol on a swab. It could be a bad input connection to the motherboard or a bad motherboard.
I tried keeping it pressed, but nothing happens. You want perfect contact between the chips and the heat sink so the heat is transferred efficiently. Should you run into a ditch or really just hate talking to Sony, then here are some fixes below for common and strange problems. While its generally a straightforward approach to cleaning out the dust, you will immediately violate your warranty by opening up your console to attempt repairs yourself. Again, may not work for you, so do so at your own risk! If this did not fix the PlayStation 3 flashing red light issue, proceed to the next option. Changed out the fuse and nothing.
The power supply looks great. I am weighing up a newer model vs the refurb replacement £131. You do not need to spread it all over the chips. The top supplying country is China Mainland , which supply 100% of red ps3 super slim respectively. It seems I've been having a very similar problem.
You helped me fix my daughters ps3! It shows the same symptoms when connected with component and old-school composite cables. Simply leave it turned off for now before that red light turns yellow! You should also try ringing Sony support or contacting them via email to question problems with them. Download a free game from the PlayStation store and leave it running for a while. I torqued down the screws a little tighter than i probably should have, but it fixed it. Fan Issues: Do you hear your fan running? No smell or any other noticable effect when the machine died? Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off Power light is red.
I've been doing some more research unfortunately Google's told me that it's the Yellow Light Of Death. This results in poor air flow. Purchase a high quality thermal paste comprised mainly of silver, copper, and gold. My disc was stuck in the machine. I managed to fire it up a 2nd time but it repeated the cycle. Anyways, really hopes that helps anyone getting their discs out of the machine. You will hear the first beep, meaning the PlayStation 3 is powering on.
It is very rarely the cable. You may need to do this twice. I also like to spray on all the ribbon connections while I have the console open. Personally I use the as it allows me to plug in different types of hard drives and it is very cheap. These are the most conductive metals. I would think you have just been unlucky. Thanks for your advice RottenFox, very much appreciated.
No power surges or outages? Therefore you will need to the hard drive directly into your computer. Australia: 1300 365 911 New Zealand: 09 415 2447 Cheers hey, i've experianced the same problem and i can tell you how to fix it! You need a special adapter to make this happen. Hope you got it to work. Hi Everyone, Currently working through a flashing red light of death error on start up. Immediately stop trying to power it up, as this will cause even more damage. Reheating the thermal paste to get the smoldering flow back in action like many Youtube videos show may allow the heat distribution to improve, but fully replacing the paste is the best option. It is still an excellent console, despite its issues.