PS3 Turns Off

Xraein

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Howdy all

I have a problem with my PS3 console, it turns itself off while loading a game.

I get the beep sound and then the red flashing light? umm so anyone can tell me what is the problem? I think I saw the yellow light x.X some people say it's the light of death! aww what to do ;[
 

Xraein

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Awww nonono TT^TT

What will happen to my saved files? aw no I can't replay all those games and the trophies I got! oh god :[
 

VintageElise

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[QUOTE="Xraein, post: 5599657]Awww nonono TT^TT

What will happen to my saved files? aw no I can't replay all those games and the trophies I got! oh god :[[/QUOTE]

As long as you can turn it on, back up the saves onto a flash drive.
 

btbam

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happened to me, with an old fatty ps3, they let me trade it in for a new slim for 50 bucks. so contact sony customer service and try t work something out not a bad deal really! sorry your system is a gonner, but all is not lost
 
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Fozzy3

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Please help me!!!!during a system update i had a powercut at my house,now when i switch on my ps3 it trys to update the system and gets to 99%before freezing, i ve tried holding the power button until it resets to get the menu up but it doesnt do this,all suggestions apart from throwing it through my window greatly appreciated thanks
 

Gregorious

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[QUOTE="Fozzy3, post: 5602522]Please help me!!!!during a system update i had a powercut at my house,now when i switch on my ps3 it trys to update the system and gets to 99%before freezing, i ve tried holding the power button until it resets to get the menu up but it doesnt do this,all suggestions apart from throwing it through my window greatly appreciated thanks[/QUOTE]

Does it prompt you to install first? If so download the update to a USB from the web, and install from there. I had something similar happen when PSN came back online, this worked for me.
 

TOM2x

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Also, if you have a Slim PS3, Then you don't have to worry about the disc being stuck, there is a recessed screw you can turn which acts as a manual way to get the disc out. Check it out on Youtube, It's real, no joke, they did this I presume to allow people to get the game disc out if it ever dies on you. Oh, and try to download the update on USB stick and then install it on the system, as someone else said previously.
 

TOM2x

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[QUOTE="Xraein, post: 5599644]Howdy all

I have a problem with my PS3 console, it turns itself off while loading a game.

I get the beep sound and then the red flashing light? umm so anyone can tell me what is the problem? I think I saw the yellow light x.X some people say it's the light of death! aww what to do ;[[/QUOTE]

I fear it's a hardware failure. Also, was it overheating?