[Answered] VERY strange/interesting PS3 malfunction
My ps3 has been having an issue which seems to resemble the famous YLOD problem. Randomly during PS3 use, the PS3 will turn itself off and flash a yellow light, beep 3 times, followed by a blinking red LED. The thing is, I can play blu-ray movies without issue, and most games play, and they shut off at random times.
For isntance, I can play little big planet for 2 hours and it will randomly shut off, othertimes it might only last 15 minutes before it shuts off. DVDs are the absolute worst, they consistently shut off, whereas blu-ray movies never shut off. I disassembled my ps3 in an attempt to fix this issue by cleaning the blu ray lense, I also formated the PS3 hard drive and reinstalled firmware (version 3.10). What could be causing this obscure issue?
Best Answer -
Posted by idone
If I were you I'd clean off the thermal paste and reapply some fresh stuff.
If you're getting a lot of random shutdowns be careful updating.. it could end up bad if it powers off during one.