If you are PS3 owner, you know that there is nothing more frustrating than having a game suddenly freeze or starting blinking red or yellow error lights. Sending your PS3 out for repairs can be an expensive proposition, especially if you are beyond the original warranty period. It can cost $100 or more to repair most simple problems, but there are several at home fixes that you can try first.
PS3 Blinking Red Light Problem
A blinking red light on a PS3 often is a result of the hard drive overheating. It can also single that the hard drive itself is broken. However, one of the quick at home fixes you can try is re-setting the hard drive. This will involve removing and then reinstalling the drive, and it often solves the red light blinking problem.
PS3 Blinking Yellow Light Problem
A blinking yellow light on a PS3 usually signals some kind of hardware error or that the unit has overheated. This error may be serious, needing a professional fix, or it can be something simple such as a lose cable. If you have a blinking yellow light, try checking all cables and connections to and from your PS3. Also try turning the unit off and on again, a simple – but often surprisingly effective – technique that fixes many PS3 problems.
PS3 Freezing and Display Problems
These common PS3 problems are often due to dust and overheating issues. If your games freezes after playing it for a while, it is likely due to overheating. You should try to make sure the unit receives adequate ventilation. If it freezes on start up, you may need to clean the unit thoroughly, including the laser components.
These are just a few of the many home fixes you can try prior to sending your PS3 out for repair.
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