Hey everyone. This just happened to me today: I went to turn my playstation on, and it does. It will go green and turn on for about 5-6seconds; then flip to red, blink about 5-7times, then go solid red. No picture, no audio, not anything. Does anybody know what it wrong or how to fix it?
By the way, its a few years old, so returning it/warranty is out of the question. Should I just bite the bullet and buy a new one? Or is there a cheaper way to fix it?
You have the YLOD, Either buy a new PS3 or have it reballed. Reball is basically a permanent fix to your PS3 it'll cost around $80-140 with warranty I think. Theres another option which is to let Sony fix it for you but it'll cost like $150 and it will YLOD again as their repair wont last long. Check here for the reball, And also here's sony's number if you want to go with them 800-345-SONY and their hours Mon - Sun 6:00AM - 10:00PM Pacific. (I suggest you reball, Its cheaper. But buy a new Slim PS3 its time to update). Good Luck.
Hey, thanks a lot You pretty much confirmed what I had already thought. I think I'm gonna hold off on fixing it, and just buy a whole new system. But I do have a question though: With buying a new system, do the trophies/downloaded content get automatically transferred over; like are they on a server or something??
Sign into the new system using your current PSN ID and your trophies will "transfer" over - they are tied to your ID. Same with DLC - except you will have to download it again. Check in your purchase history in the PSN store.