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Bricked PS3? NEED help!
Bricked PS3? NEED help! –
So I was playing COD and suddenly my ps3 just shut off. Now when I try to boot it, it turns on, then a yellow light for a half a second, then 3 beeps. and now the red light is just flashing.. I have the original FAT 60gb consoles xxxxA01
Can I do anything?
Also I was on KMEAW 3.55
looks like it needs reflow
I'm a nobody, and nobody is perfect, therefore I AM PERFECT
ok first off calm down. make sure your ps3 is off a disconnect the ps3 from power and tv and then reconnect it. start it again and if it does the same thing when it goes to standby turn it off. next time you turn it on put your finger over the reset button and hold for 3 beeps until it takes you to a menu where you can quickly reboot everything or restore. if this doesnt work just call playstation they helped me when a different kind of error occured that didnt let me play either. good luck to you
Originally Posted by maxxed
Mine just did this on Sunday while playing CODBO. I turned it off for 1.5hrs and laid the ps3 flat then turned it back on. Played a couple hours now without another issue. I'd make sure to clean out your fans and any other dust bunnies ya may have in there. If that still doesn't work, research the ylod fix.
Sounds like the ylod, likely had nothing to do with your cfw. I took my entire ps3 apart and re-thermal greased it with arctic silver 5 and cleaned the fan out, glad I did. But it sure was a pain taking all those layers apart down to the motherboard to even get to the fan. If you plan to re-thermal it like I did, I suggest watching a youtube video for it. Also prying the double sided heatsink off the motherboard without cracking it in half can be tricky! Careful! and make sure all those thermal pads are in place when put back together or you'll be bricked quick for sure.
Now for the easy method... (fan cleaning)
You might try blowing a cold shot of air with a hair dryer or holding the vaccuum hose next to the vent holes on both sides while system is off. Also make sure it has good room for airflow, don't put it in your entertainment center box and then close the door or cover up the vents on the back and the side.
Also if you do get the system repaired, do NOT send it to sony as they'll not only erase your cfw, but update it to 3.60 and charge you almost as much to buy another used ps3 or possibly refuse to fix it. Sure theres videos where you can use a hair dryer or a heat gun to temp fix the ylod but you might make it worse also. But the proper method is to reball it and solder it back on the board. Similiar procedure with the xbox rrod's too. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7asS4NmHUw]YouTube - Re Balling PS3 - RSX.wmv[/ame]
This is happening guys because they used shitty thermal grease, mine looked like colgate toothe paste and was way thick and chunky and not even fully covering the cell and rsx and was cracking in pieces. Fan was clogged up with dust when I took mine apart. Also the fact they are using lead free solder (silver based) which as we all know, when heated and cooled enough times, will CRACK, boom ylod. Had they used lead solder or better thermal compound this might never of happened. So if you get it reballed, the guy will use lead balls, and it will hopefully fix the problem for good. You'll notice the ps3 has only 1 fan. Its a huge turbine style one, almost the size of a dinner plate...