The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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PS3 shut off by its self, then flashing red light not others!

Ive had my 60gb PS3, since xmas 2007, and today it shut off by itself while i was playing a game, and the red light just kept flashing, no other lights just the red, then i pressed it and went solid red, then i pressed it again and it switched on like nothing happend, is this the start of something bad???


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So it seems like you have a first gen PS3, which are notorious for overheating. Put your unit out somewhere where it can breath. I would also recommend blowing compressed air through all the vents to help parts stay cool. If you're feeling so inclined, remove your top cover and clean parts even more thoroughly with compressed air than just blowing into vents.

Unfortunately, overheating indicates that your PS3 may be on its way to getting the YLOD, but we have repair kits for that here as well as a guide here. BUT, let's hope that keeping your unit cool will ward off this failure for as long as possible!

Hope this helped out.

PlayStation 3 Yellow Light of Death (YLOD) Fix Kit Image


Yellow Light of Death Repair

Difficulty: Difficult1 - 2 hours

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I just blew mine out after about 8 years and it was hilarious. There was a huge plume of dust. My ps3 works way better

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bit l8 now but i have same issue and its not just over heating thro i do worry if i let it happen too much it can be the game ur playing may not be suitable for old ps3 model i know cause playing different games some games u can play for ever then some games like for exsample littlebigplant 2 plays 2 hours restarts or turns off goes back on ok little big plant 3 was worse plays ten mins then red light of death have to switch off power at back 5 mins then turns on ok banning that 1 might kill machine only advise u got an old ps blame the games ability to work on console i wish there was a fix but doultful

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