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22 Mar 2010
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I know this has been addressed before but i am not sure if it is quite the same problem, as i can still use my PS3. It has happened twice now, i am playing Dirt2, -both times it has been in the first race, so the PS3 has been on for maybe 5 minutes or so, which would rule out overheating- and then the PS3 just turns off without making a noise, and then the red light starts blinking. The controller wont turn the system back on but pressing the on button on the PS3 works. Then everything seems to run fine.

Is this the start of something bad? I am thinking maybe i am better to get a new one and try to sell this one off.

It is a 40gb console now has a 500GB hd in it, and it is on a hard surface with a fan blowing on it.

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The lights you are describing are general indicators and they are telling you something is wrong with the hardware but its not specific.

Some hardware can be resolved over the phone but if not then we can organise the console to come to the repair centre.

Call your local Playstation support centre for assistance.

 

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I have had 3 ps3, and 2 of them had the ylod problem. I was playing mw2, and suddenly, the system turned off. I turned it back on, and a yellow light appeared. I left it fpr 20 minutes, and it turned back on again. I found out that, you have to turn it of, and then turn of at the back. If the red light is on, the ps3 is still uaing power. I have a 60gb console, and I hope I don't get the ylod again, or the things going to be in pieces:L
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If you get the red flashing light after you turn it on, you'll generally need to send it in for a service.

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The lights you are describing are general indicators and they are telling you something is wrong with the hardware but its not specific.

Some hardware can be resolved over the phone but if not then we can organise the console to come to the repair centre.

Call your local Playstation support centre for assistance.

 

Ras.

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this is almost identical to my problem. I have a 80gb console w/ now a 500gb and does everything you said, but happens when i play uncharted
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The red light is the only indicator stating that there is a fault that exists within the console.

 

Whether its a disc issue, hard drive crash, motherboard, connection of the parts. . . . you will only see the red light!!

 

If your in a game and it gives you the red light, you can look at where you have the console located if it's not in an area where it can get cool air and then take out all of the cords from the playstation and turn it off for half an hour.

 

It may work if the fault is overheating but if it doesn't you will need to give Playstation Support centre a call and get it looked at.

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Ha teh same happened to me last night, if u press the power button and it flashes green yellow then blinks red it's YLOD. Look it up, if under warranty ring sony if not good luck with it! Mine is 5 years old and I am hoping it's the overheat issue. Having a go at fixing 2night.

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Well its out of warranty so you can do what you like, but we can always get it fixed and back to you if that fails :)

 

As long as all the parts are there and not in 1000 pieces... lol

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Hey mate, my console does the same thing and turns itself off but only during certain games like uncharted 2, mw2 & mw3 so i was just wondering did u ever find a solution to fix this because i really dislike not being able to play games :(

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Hi Mick,

if you read the entire thread, the solution was to buy a new one.

I suggest you give Sony a call if you want your current console repaired.

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G'day Mick.

As Rob said, there is only 2 ways to fix this problem.
1st: Contact your local Playstation Support Centre.
2nd: Buy a new console.

As for those games causing it, when it comes down to it, a game cannot cause hardware failure.
I'm sorry to hear about your console, I'd hate to lose mine.

Good Luck :D
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My original PS3 60gb died after 5 years (YLOD).

 

I went ahead and sent it for "repairs" to Sony ($140).

 

Two weeks go by and they sent me a Refurb PS3 60gb.  After just 1 month, my Refurb PS3 died on me (YLOD).  Sent that one back to Sony since it was under warranty.

 

Another two weeks later, I received my newer Refurb PS3 60gb.  After just 2 days, it's now doing the same thing on this thread, turning itself off and flashing red lights. 

 

I make sure to only have my PS3 on no more than 2 hours, and I even have an outside cooling fan blowing cool air into the vents just to make sure it's not going to overheat.

 

What the heck?  I don't want to wait for another 2 weeks to get this sent back.

 

# SMH.

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Hi Jcaugust,

 

Sorry to hear of issues with your PS3.

 

You'd be best checking the US forums, or calling your local support centre. You've landed here on the AU / NZ forums.

 

They'll be able to help you better over the phone.

 

Cheers

 

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it happened to me when playing uncharted 3
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Hi i seem to have the same problem as you my friend! Mine's is 40GB aswell, did u manage to solve the problem on your own?

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Hey Jazza,

As all the previous posts say, chances are you'll need to get that in for a service.

I suggest contacting your local Playstation support centre.

Hope this helps.
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Hi all,

 

Ive just had the YLOD on my 5 year old phatty too and have a few questions;

 

1. If I send it in to Sony, do I get my system complete with saved games back? Or a factory refurb?

 

2. Are the slim models more reliable than the older phatty ones? 

 

3. If I decide to chuck my old system and replace it with a slim, are games with online/DLC codes (BF3, Batman AA) going to want new codes?

 

4. If I remove the HDD from the old dead phatty and put it in a new slim, will the slim format the HDD upon boot up ?

 

5. Is it worth the time/money/effort to get a backyard repairer to fix old phatty so I can back everything up? Or are they all a bit dodgy ?  

 

Thanks

 

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1. If they send yours back, it will be formatted anyway. Same with a refurb, so you lose everything either way.

2. So far, yes. Considerably, from my personal experience.

3. If you're using the same PSN account, that shouldn't be necessary.

4. Yes.

5. If it can be repaired to last long enough to do a direct ethernet transfer of data to the new PS3, it might be worthwhile. YMMV.
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Ok so if I go with getting a slim as a replacement, how do I find a J model?

I've just learnt the K model doesn't output movies in hidef via component which I need it to do.
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What do you mean a K or J model?
The fat consoles are the only ones that are "J/K02"

All the new ones are 2002A, B. 2102A,B, 2502A,B, 3002A,B.


You can use HIGHER definition via component cable, it just wont be as high definition as HDMI.


Hope this helps.
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Decision made, time for a new slim PS3

One last question, will the slim plug into my old PS3 multi AV adaptor and output at 1080i?

TV doesn't have HDMI & getting behind it to install new cord will be a nightmare.

Thanks.
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The AV cable should fit. According to the manual 1080i is supported when using the Component AV Cable.

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