Apologies for my first thread to be a troubleshooting one.
I've googled for the past few weeks and have had no success finding someone with this same PS3 problem. I've emailed other people, repairers, and I cannot find anyone who isn't stumped by this problem and knows whats going on. Therefore, I am here to call upon the experts/gurus!
I have a post-YLOD PS3 CECHC02, (60gb launch model). Was YLOD repaired a few months ago - I believe it wasn't reflowed just thermal paste changed to AS5. Since the repair, the system boots up fine.
The system starts up fine, I can play a game or watch a divx movie of the HDD. I can play a game for over an hour without issues. However, the following problem occurs regularly, but at a random interval, when I watch any divx movie off the HDD.
Randomly within 30-45 minutes of the movie (but sometimes, it doesn't happen at all, and I can watch a 2 hour movie without this happening), the system shuts off to standby mode (without warning, just instantaneously) with:
*1 Beep ie. NO three beeps that other people have experienced.
*Solid red light ONLY. ie. NO blinking red light. NO YLOD. NO RLOD.
And, the fan was blowing warm air at level 2, not loud or anything
I can immediately turn the console back on by pressing the touch sensitive power button on the front of the console. I get the "your console wasn't turned off properly" warning when I turn the console back on.
If I play the movie again, the system will do the same again but usually in a shorter timeframe.
For games, I don't experience this. Sometimes, it doesn't do it during a divx movie and I am fooled thinking the console is working again. But it is becoming a regular occurrence now, one that I or anyone can't seem to explain!
I've been told by some people who have taken a guess that the power supply could be faulty - however, if this was true I wouldn't experience the return to standby mode, the console would shut off completely, where I would have to unplug the power and plug it in again (a common problem i've found with people's ps3's on the net who experience the power shutting off completely - although my symptoms above are very different).
I've been told that the console isn't overheating - because there is no warning on the screen, no three beeps and no flashing red light. I'm suspicious, my guess is this console is overheating but it's turning off in a different way (just switching to standby mode) to the usual way it shuts down due to overheating.
When it does this, the bottom of the console is hot, which I guess just means the heatsink is working the way it should but the fan isn't kicking in. Which is why I am thinking of getting a fan controller.
However, i'm just uncertain as to what the problem is.
What I have tried:
-Reopened console to clean dust but it was clean inside.
-Swapped HDD's 60gb to 320gb (5400 rpm) and vice versa. Problem happens regardless of hdd.
What I want to know is: Has anyone here at psx-scene, seen this before? OR, know what is going on here?
Please, help me troubleshoot this. I've researched everywhere I can and have had no luck
Thanks and regards