Red dot of death?
I got a problem, I think my PS3 is dead. I was hoping someone might know a solution or just tell me if it's dead for sure. Allow me to explain. First of all I have an oldschool fat PS3, I got it the year that it first game out. I was watching an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia last night using my PS3. Then all of a sudden my PS3 shut off. Everytime I try to turn it on the light turns green for a second and I can hear the fans start going but then it shuts off and the light blinks red for a little while before turning back to normal. Second question, is the silm hardrive the same as the old ones? Because I don't want to lose all my saves if I decide to upgrade.
After the red light flashs does it go yellow? If so then it's the so called yellow light of death. It happened to me and I was told that if you put the hard drive into a new ps3 it will automatically format itself and you'd loose your data. Don't know if it's true but I'd watch out for it.
Nah, the yellow light only occasionally goes on for a second or two.
If he has tried repeatedly even after a few hours to let it cool down - and it turns on and then blinks - it is the yellow light issue. When it occurred for me this is exactly what happened. It may have been caused by overheating, where the compound inside melts.
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