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Old 10-16-2013, 2:12 PM
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I got the original PS3 and today it won't start up at all. I touch the start button, it beeps and the power light blinks red nonstop. What is going on with it?

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Old 10-16-2013, 2:29 PM
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Have you checked the flux capacitor?
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I got the same problem. What is a flux capacitor?
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Old 10-16-2013, 2:59 PM
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Looks like the video chips came loose. You'll need to pop it open, and re-seat the heatsinks with thermal paste.

Happened to mine 3 weeks ago.
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Old 10-16-2013, 4:22 PM
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Looks like the video chips came loose. You'll need to pop it open, and re-seat the heatsinks with thermal paste.

Happened to mine 3 weeks ago.
i bet you're right, i had some heat issues last month.

you were right, thermal paste is completely gone. dried up from all the years i have been using it. time to hunt down the thermal paste i have in the garage.
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Old 10-16-2013, 5:33 PM
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arctic silver5 compound good enough for it?
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Old 10-16-2013, 5:37 PM
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It should be. I used some stuff from Fry's with a high temp rating.

Make SURE they are on their good and making full contact. Mine is still kicking.. It's the first time it died on me since being bought brand new in 2007.
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Old 10-16-2013, 7:23 PM
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still don't work, same error.
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Is it yellow lighting?
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Is it yellow lighting?
red
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Old 10-16-2013, 8:11 PM
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I am reformatting the drive on mine now to sell it, can't believe it takes 10 hours to do this.
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If you don't have YLOD (yellow light of death), you probably need to do a re-flow. It can be done with a heat gun (see YouTube) or if you have an infrared device big enough to fit the board in.
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Old 10-16-2013, 9:51 PM
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2nd try, just finished using the heat gun. waiting for it to cool down.
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I had mine fixed a year ago and it broke again a couple months later. I just bought another. Sucks but i used it a ton so it was worth spending the cash on a new one instead of more repairs. If mine broke tomorrow, I'd wait to get a ps4 or another ps3 when the prices drop next month.
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The only issues with my ps3 was when my bluray reader died. I sold my first one to my buddy(in perfect condition a few years ago) and in the last 6 months, he has managed to get yellow light about 4-5 times. And I keep telling him, not to enclose the system and keep it open and not to let it run all day.... But he never listens. He will fall asleep with it still on, or keep it on and leave all day..... I kept telling him to just buy a new one. But he rather keep fixing it
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still don't work, same error.
Same thing happened with mine, don't know why I had to do it twice?

Hope it all works out. Still better than any xbox
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fixed, PS3 turned on and doing a restore now.
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fixed, PS3 turned on and doing a restore now.
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Get off the PS3!



Get the Ps4 in a month I'm comin over
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Old 10-17-2013, 8:22 AM
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i had the yellow light 3 times had warranty replace it 3 times, i dont have a very good track record of taking electronics apart fixing them and putting them back together, just ask my 2 old iphones
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The only issues with my ps3 was when my bluray reader died. I sold my first one to my buddy(in perfect condition a few years ago) and in the last 6 months, he has managed to get yellow light about 4-5 times. And I keep telling him, not to enclose the system and keep it open and not to let it run all day.... But he never listens. He will fall asleep with it still on, or keep it on and leave all day..... I kept telling him to just buy a new one. But he rather keep fixing it
The blu ray is a breeze to replace. You can get one on the internet for 40-60 bucks.
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the flashing red light means you won all games. you should now proceed outdoors to get some sunlight.
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Can I have it? I need it for Kings Field and a couple Silent Hill games.
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The blu ray is a breeze to replace. You can get one on the internet for 40-60 bucks.
I see him screwing it up if he did it.
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the flashing red light means you won all games. you should now proceed outdoors to get some sunlight.
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