09-26-2012 #1xboxgt12 Guest
PS3 needs warm up to work, ylod when cold help?
My ps3 shuts down even when cold with 3 beeps and a flashing red light. It goes off after 10-20secs of turning it on. The first three attempts will do the same thing. At fourth attempt, the ps3 stays on without problems. Then it will only shutdown again at like 30-50secs of loading any game. If I don't try to run any game the ps3 will stay on.
PS3 CECHK01 80gb model
500gb hdd inside
I use it horizontally. It does turn off when cold. For example, I haven't used it for 24hrs, then right now I decided to use it
1. turned on and stayed on for 7 secs, it beeps 3 times the shows the yellow light then flashes red until I touch the power button again.
2. turned on for the second time and only lasted 18 secs, it beeps 3 times the shows the yellow light then flashes red until I touch the power button again.
3. turned on for the third time and only lasted 7 secs, it beeps 3 times the shows the yellow light then flashes red until I touch the power button again.
4. turned on for the fourth time and this time it stays on forever If i dont try to run games.
After trying to run a game it turns off... it beeps 3 times the shows the yellow light then flashes red until I touch the power button again. I have to do those 4 steps fast so the console can get a little warmup because if try to turn it on leaving minutes pass by between power on's the console will keep going to step 1 as stated above. Its like the console needs a warmup to work, but then fails to load games. The console is in a very ventilated area with 2 12v fans attached to it.
09-26-2012 #2elser1 Guest
it sounds like it needs a reball or reflow and new thermal paste etc. is it clean from dust inside?
09-26-2012 #3xboxgt12 Guest
I did replaced the thermal paste and screwed them bolts real tight. The inside is dust free.
09-26-2012 #4HeyManHRU Guest
Does the fan seem to be working properly?
09-26-2012 #5Foo Guest
Hold down Power for about 5 seconds then hold down Eject. It'll make a really loud noise and if it goes back to working fine then it's good; if not then something's messed up.
09-26-2012 #6xboxgt12 Guest
09-26-2012 #7Foo Guest
Something isn't right. I can't tell what it is but I've seen this before and can't remember how it's fixed or if it's even fixable >.< Might as well just take out the HDD then send it to Sony for a replacement. >.>
09-26-2012 #8xboxgt12 Guest
Thats bad memory pal... hehehe, it would have been awesome if you could remember how to fix it. Thanks anyways!