Thread: PS3 Bricked help?
05-26-2011 #1richleva Guest
PS3 Bricked help?
Hey guys, I think I bricked my PS3.. it turns it's self off in 10-30 seconds, followed with a solid red light.. no video no sound.
tried going into recovery mode... still no video then turns off.
Any advise would be great thanks...
05-27-2011 #2rusdyrip Guest
tried change the hard drive...
05-27-2011 #3boarder1042 Guest
What were you doing when it bricked?
What firmware were you on?
Is it a fat or slim?
05-27-2011 #4Reza684 Guest
I have the same problem. The hard drive was formatted using my PC.
Does anybody know what i can do to fix this other than sending it back to sony?
05-27-2011 #5richleva Guest
well the original problem started when stuck on firmware 3.6, when upgrading harddrive I got Data is corrupted, was unable to load any firmware version on any harddrive. they told me the only way to fix it was to install the old harddrive using the original data, But i lost the old hard drive... so was stuck.
So now then i tried different things like inserting PS3 jailbreak and PS3 yes while the ps3 was trying to load a firmware. hoping something different would happen.
next thing was bricking the ps3... turns it self off now? no video, no recovery menu.
05-27-2011 #6BucN Guest
sounds like its overheating or your cpu fan went out.
05-27-2011 #7richleva Guest
its not overheating and the fan is fine.
05-27-2011 #8barrybarryk Guest
nope it sounds like the firmware bug thats been in every update since 3.50 i think, it only affects it if you try and change the hard drive (won't accept the new drive) and had installed the firmware updates within the first few days of release. Only fix I know of is to send it to Sony and have them send you a refurb.
If it happened both of you after trying to upgrade the hard drive I'd be 99% sure it's the same issue for both systems.
05-27-2011 #9Reza684 Guest
05-27-2011 #10barrybarryk Guest
reza684 its not the fan because even with no fan or heatsink attached it'll boot then give a warning about temps and shut itself down, if it had previously overheated and melted the solder it'd be a YLOD and would be shutting itself down after 5-10 seconds to a yellow then red blinking light.
Did you swap your hard drive? why did you format the hard drive in the PC?