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Blinking Red Lights –
While playing Far Cry 3, LA Noire, or InFamous 2..........during certain parts of the game, the PS3 Phat (3.55 80GB) cuts off with blinking red lights and 3 beeps. Any reason?
P.S. I can play WWE 13, Most Wanted, Just Dance 4.
P.P.S I already received a reball
Beep Beep Beep? Either YLOD or the PS3 is overheating, either way you should probably just throw the thing in a pool.
If it fires right back up, it's probably overheating, not sure if that's Beep Beep Beep though, may just be Beep Beep... I forget lol, but you have issues one way or another with the PS3.
Hmm... Might replace the thermal paste, I mean Far Cry 3 is more demanding of the CPU/GPU than Just Dance 4, so I'm leaning towards an overheating issue.
It's not the CFW, it's not YLOD... Yeah, I'm really feeling just it's overheating, is it in an open space, have you like felt the thing to see how hot it gets, like RIGHT AS it shuts off from overheating, compare it to how hot it is with Just Dance 4... In any case, the fan should sufficiently cool the console, unless the thermal paste was applied incorrectly or there's a lot of dust inside the console.
Yes its in the middle of my entertainment stand, cable box is on the far left corner, nothing is on the right side. I wipe the dust off the ps3 and stand before i cut the PS3 on. Idk how to check the temperature. So when the PS3 shuts off, cut it back on and go to multiman and display the temp? Then play JD4, WWE13, or NFSMW for the same amount of time as FC3, quit the game, go to multiman and check the temperature?
About the dust inside the console..........how do it get there and how to get rid of it?
Originally Posted by jimmyco2008
Hey i had the same issue with Resistance 3..!!!
And my PS3 was also a FAT 80GB CECHL00 Japanese launch model..!!!
Sometimes it used to just cut off and give 2 beeps and the LED would blink in RED..!!!
But that's only for certain games..!!! I played FARCRY 3 just fine..!!!
My conclusion was this happens in certain in game points where there is lots of data loading..!!!
This is not a overheating issue..!!
I played Resistance 3 again using a External HDD and this time i went trough the same game point without any problems..!!
(This is the mission "The Hunt" where we have to take down a Chimera drop ship using a rocket launcher)
So if you can play other games don't worry
Anyway replacing thermal paste using Artic MX4 is a good practice..!!!
I sold my japanese PS3 for a higher price and bought a European Version PS3 (Same Model CECHL04)
Alright great, thank you. So what could i do to play the games such as FarCry3 or LA Noire? Play off External HDD? Replace thermal paste and it should work fine?
Originally Posted by indika666
yes revalidate your downlolad and try using a External HDD..!!
Originally Posted by Daprince
And if you haven't replaced thermal paste yet do it asap..!!
If you use something like MX4 that's a one time process..!!
That will expand the lifetime of your ps3 greatly..!!
if you have already re-balled, those tech guys must have already replaced the thermal paste..!!
Ask them what was the brand they used..!! Arctic MX4 & Arctic Silver are the best out there..!!
Thanks dude, i really appreciate it. I'll ask the techs at endlesselectronics about the paste they used.
And i'll transfer it to an external drive until then. Thanks again.
Originally Posted by indika666
What is the difference bewtween getting where you live and then somewhere else