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Old 10-19-2010, 01:10 AM
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Default Blinking RED light of death!

Well, looks like it's my turn to experience this bullshit. I was watching the Predators commentary when my PS 3 (the fat one 40 GB) just turned off by itself and the light started blinking. I managed to get the disc out, but the PS 3 is toast.

I did play around with the power buttons, resets, etc... I pulled out the hard drive, cleaned it, put it back in, but it still didn't work.


Is it really the end?
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:44 AM
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most likely, sucks dude

they'll want another $150 to fix it and since you don't really game you might as well just get another bd player
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:45 AM
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Is it really the end?
Not necessarily.

Did you check the inside? Try reflowing the connections.

For additional information, see here

http://www.articlesbase.com/hardware...y-2146853.html

and here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70SgRDVcBo
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:30 PM
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Yeah, I already did the restart bit, opened it, removed the HD, cleaned it, dusted it off, etc....

Still doesn't work. I'm glad I was able to get my Predators disc out, though. The shit turned off right in the middle of the commentary.

Looks like I may be getting a PS3 slim for Christmas.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:24 PM
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Yeah, I already did the restart bit, opened it, removed the HD, cleaned it, dusted it off, etc....

Still doesn't work. I'm glad I was able to get my Predators disc out, though. The shit turned off right in the middle of the commentary.

Looks like I may be getting a PS3 slim for Christmas.
So you already used a heat gun on it?

That's too bad. Reflowing the connections is probably the only thing that might have worked out. If it didn't, your PS3 really is toast.

My condolences.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:31 PM
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So you already used a heat gun on it?

That's too bad. Reflowing the connections is probably the only thing that might have worked out. If it didn't, your PS3 really is toast.

My condolences.
No, I don't own a heat gun.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:36 PM
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No, I don't own a heat gun.
Well. Then I would advise you to find one/ask your colleagues/friends/etc for one.
If the internals aren't toasted and it really is just a heat issue, reflowing the solder can make a huge difference.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:43 PM
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How far past the warranty are you? My credit card (and many others) extend the mfr warranty by a year. Many people don't know this. If you are less than a year past the warranty, check with your CC.

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Looks like I may be getting a PS3 slim for Christmas.
Ug. Rewarding Sony for their failure.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:12 PM
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No, it's long past warranty.


Yeah, I was thinking out loud on the repurchase. I may just get an Oppo-83 machine.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:46 PM
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NOOOOOO! PS3 is the way to go!
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