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    HI all looking for some help. I was playiing modern warfare 2 last night on my PS3 40gb model fat. Then it just made a few bleeping noises and shut down and know it wont start just trys to start make a few bleeps and then the flashing red light. Also it wont let me eject my disc.


    any ideas or help please

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    try youtube remedies first then pay for repair

    bye bye ps3 im sorry to say!!!

    Original Poster

    not a happy chappy

    Red flashing light and shut down usually happens when overheating (it used to happen to my old 60gb).

    You can try and get the disc out by powering the machine off so its not in standby mode. Hold the eject button in while its still powered off and then turn the machine on at the back while still holding the eject button. This is hit or miss for some people but worth a try.

    Bad Luck buddy

    This sounds like the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD)

    There are several fixes available to view on YouTube, if you dare try it yourself

    Alternatively, try someone like Console Doctor, who can repair it at a price and give you a warranty on their work. I had my day of release 60Gb machine fixed by them, but expect any fix to only be temporary!

    Bad news is that if they can't repair it, you have probably lost all of your Save Data so if they do repair it, make sure you copy your data asap so you can at least transfer it to the next one you buy

    Original Poster

    thanks all for the info ive been quoted £45 to fix it but ive notices they only gurantee the work for 1 month which doesnt sound good

    Original Poster

    FaithNoMore;8703965

    Red flashing light and shut down usually happens when overheating (it … Red flashing light and shut down usually happens when overheating (it used to happen to my old 60gb).You can try and get the disc out by powering the machine off so its not in standby mode. Hold the eject button in while its still powered off and then turn the machine on at the back while still holding the eject button. This is hit or miss for some people but worth a try.


    This worked thanks very much at least it hasnt eaten £40 worth of game and the fans really have a good blow

    thanks

    daieye;8704801

    This worked thanks very much at least it hasnt eaten £40 worth of game … This worked thanks very much at least it hasnt eaten £40 worth of game and the fans really have a good blowthanks



    Glad to have helped.

    The question now is can you afford to part exchange your 40GB for a new PS3? The reason I ask is that you can use the hairdryer trick (Google it) to get the PS3 back up and running. This usually only works short term though. The benefit of doing this is that you can get it working while keeping the warranty seal intact and get down to Game/Gamestation/HMV/Blockbuster, etc and trade it in against another model. They will check that it has its warranty seal intact and see that the machine is working. The hairdryer trick usually gets its working long enough to backup your game saves and let them see the machine appears to be fine.

    FaithNoMore;8705041

    Glad to have helped.The question now is can you afford to part exchange … Glad to have helped.The question now is can you afford to part exchange your 40GB for a new PS3? The reason I ask is that you can use the hairdryer trick (Google it) to get the PS3 back up and running. This usually only works short term though. The benefit of doing this is that you can get it working while keeping the warranty seal intact and get down to Game/Gamestation/HMV/Blockbuster, etc and trade it in against another model. They will check that it has its warranty seal intact and see that the machine is working. The hairdryer trick usually gets its working long enough to backup your game saves and let them see the machine appears to be fine.



    I am amazed that gamestation and the like offer 12 month warranties on used consoles..........

    Original Poster

    i will google this and see if i can get it to work
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