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  • jayjay5396

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

hi ive got a ps3 sometimes it redlights, but most of the time it works but does redlight once a day usually when first turning it on ive looked up how to fix this using thermal paste and pads


can you tell me if this is the correct paste and pads i need?


thermal pads

http://www.amazon.co...s3 thermal pads


thermal paste

http://www.amazon.co...s=thermal paste

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:57 PM

Did you try to take out the HDD and shove it back in?


If it works most of the times it could be taht your HDD isn't plugged in properly.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:46 AM

Here are the top three most popular ways of repairing your PS3


1.By dropping the console from the top of the Empire State Building.


2.By hitting the console with a sledgehammer.


3.By dropping the console from the Empire State Building, then hitting it with a sledgehammer.



Best to try these on somebody else's PS3 first. Lil Weasel dint, and now he's like real pissed at me!

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

Moved to tech chat.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

it was brand new when i got it never been open had it for like 5 years, i did open it last week because it was dusty thought maybe the clean out would stop it red lighting but no it had this problem weeks before i decided to open it its never been touched.  

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

The PS3 red light can mean it overheats, but if it does this for too long it could be a GPU. first gen PS3 (fat 60 / 80) the solder is the main issue as it brakes down with time shorting the life of your ps3. Sony are known for taking short cuts using cheap solder and I dunno why since they said the PS3 should have a 10 year lifespan. mine only lasted 3 years so they hope you buy a new one.


It will not be long before it YLODs, It happen to 2 of mine. When I contacted Sony they offered me a newer model for 110 pounds, not what I call helpful. I haven't brought anything from them since and I've stayed away from the PS4 knowing there could be problems down the road.


On the other hand your harddrive in your PS3 could be faulty so swap it out for another.

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