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Buddy of mine has a older first gen PS3. It turns on but displays no video with a red blinking light

It is not uder warranty so I was going to tear into it!

Anyone have any ideas whats up with it or how it can be fixed?

I have baked some 360 boards and fixed them but never torn into a PS3.
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Subbd to learn in case the used one im buying does the same.
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At any point is there a yellow light? Like, right before it goes from green to blinking red?
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if there is no yellow light before it blinks red, try holding the power button down for at least 5 seconds until you hear 3 beeps. (it resets video out) then power down and turn back on.

if that doesn't work, it may be hardware failure.
post #5 of 9
Hold the power button for like 5 secs to reset the video settings.

The light is normal I think, the video settings may be like HDMI or S-Video while your only hooked up to RCA.

EDIT: mongoloid beat me to it :sad:
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I don't suggest baking a ps3 board, rather just use a heatgun.

But before you tear into it here are three things to try first.


1. Check if there is a loose cable. If not, restart your console.

2. Unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in.

3. If that didn't work, then try to take out the hard-drive, and put it back in.

If none of that works then feel free to tear into it.

Here's a good tutorial:

http://playstationlifestyle.net/foru...ead.php?t=2376
Edited by vspec - 3/24/11 at 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by vspec View Post
I don't suggest baking a ps3 board, rather just use a heatgun.

But before you tear into it here are three things to try first.


1. Check if there is a loose cable. If not, restart your console.

2. Unplug all cables except the power cord, and plug them back in.

3. If that didn't work, then try to take out the hard-drive, and put it back in.

If none of that works then feel free to tear into it.

here's a good tutorial:

http://playstationlifestyle.net/foru...ead.php?t=2376
Ya I was going to say your are jumping WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to far ahead. This guy could simply have a cable loose or something, no need to pull out a welding mask .
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post #8 of 9
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This is what he discribed to me over the phone. There is no yellow light. he says it starts blinking red as soon as you hit the power button
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Power supply is gone as it looks like. Usually that is problem with rlod.
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