Random shutting down with red flashing light

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Spectro87, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Spectro87
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    I've googled this issue and it seems like it is most likely overheating. Should I send my PS3 in to Sony or take apart it and clean out the dust myself?
     
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    And you post this in the 360 section?

    If you can make me Wii U emulate PS4 games then I'll kneel for you!

    In all seriousness.
    Bring it to Sony, if it's under warranty.
    If not, open it and dust it out.
     
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    Thanks, and yeah my bad about posting in the wrong place. Not sure what I was thinking at the time.
     
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    Don't ask me what you where thinking ;p

    No prob.
    Personally, I'd screw it open and remove the dust.
    If it's out of warranty, you got nothing to lose.
    Other then to gain a working PS3 again ;p
     
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    I ended up calling up Sony. As I figured, my warranty has expired so like you said I have nothing to lose. The rep said it could be anywhere from $90-$150. Forget that. I'm going to open it up myself. Do you know if the torx screwdriver for PSPs works on the PS3? I have one of those around here somewhere.
     
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    Google says yes and no.
    If you got a Slim then u need torx and philips screwdriver.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Teardown/1260/1
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Slim+Teardown/1121/1
    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation+3+Super+Slim+Teardown/10670/1

    Those tuts can help you.
    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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