Odd PS3 Problem –
I bought a YLOD PS3 with the intent to fix it... just because I like messing around with hardware... plus it came with Red Dead Redemption stuck inside it.
Got the console apart, did the reflow and fixed the YLOD. PS3 booted up fine last night but insisted I needed to format the HDD. I figured that was prolly normal as I'd taken it out and disconnected the battery. I let it do that, watched it boot into the XMB and then properly shut it down for the night as it was late.
Went to turn it on today... and I have an odd problem. This is exactly what happens (it's a 60GB backwards compatiable FAT PS3):
- Turn on the PS3 at the back.
- Red light comes on to indicate it's in standby.
- Press the power button, PS3 beeps once.
- Green light comes on.
- 1-2 seconds later, the entire system shuts down, no blinking lights at all.
I have to unplug it and walk away for a while before trying to turn it on again. However, trying to turn it on yields exactly the same problem. I'm guessing overheating as I don't hear the fan start up when the PS3 does (which is odd as it did last night).
Anyone got any ideas? So far I've tried a different power cable (just in-case), disconnecting the HDD and a completely seperate power socket to the TV.
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