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post #2641 of 2912
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Originally Posted by schnurmac View Post

How do you know it's the power supply? If it is. You will have zero lights on the PS3.

According to the research I made , it's the power s,the system will come on, then after a min or 2 it will turn off and red light will blink, and no display or response from system, , so I have to turn it off again , from time to time will get a message on screen that system wasn't turn off properly, I have followed all steps from message to turn it off properly, still system will turn off , again and again. let me know if I'm wrong.
Thanks for replying
post #2642 of 2912
Can one use the same profile on two different machines? My son is here and wants to play BlackOps. We did play together on the same machine sharing the screen but splitting the screen was hard to view. Can I use a disc in a PS3 slim and another disc in my PS3 80 gig, and play with my son as he is on the other machine and another tv, instead of sharing? Can I log into both PS3's at the same time and play the game while on two different machines and two different tv's? Please advise.
post #2643 of 2912
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Originally Posted by aztlan67 View Post


According to the research I made , it's the power s,the system will come on, then after a min or 2 it will turn off and red light will blink, and no display or response from system, , so I have to turn it off again , from time to time will get a message on screen that system wasn't turn off properly, I have followed all steps from message to turn it off properly, still system will turn off , again and again. let me know if I'm wrong.
Thanks for replying

Thats what i thought and why i asked. Dont waste your money on a power supply. It won't fix that. I would like to know what idiots have posted that solution all over the Internet. Internet police would be nice to remove worthless crap like that. Dont believe everything on the web. I hear people saying they need a power supply for the red flashing (ylod) issue. The power supply supplies power and that's it. You are getting power all the time because it has lights all the time. It goes into standby mode with a red light. That is called you have power if you have any lights at all.
What you have is ylod yellow light of death. Look real close as soon as it beeps to turn off you will see a fast amber color flash. You system has overheated over time and lost a connection under the GPU. I have a game repair business your options are.
1. Have someone reflow it. I charge $85 Could last a while or might not depends on how good they are.
2. Call Sony get a refurb for $99 or $130
3. Buy a brand new one $299
Don't try the reflow videos you find you will waste your time and probably break something else. I see it everyday with systems I get. Guy opens it breaks the housing and clips to ribbons broken header connections etc. I have tested them all and they dont last long at all.
Good luck let me know how it goes.
post #2644 of 2912
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Originally Posted by lizrussspike View Post

Can one use the same profile on two different machines? My son is here and wants to play BlackOps. We did play together on the same machine sharing the screen but splitting the screen was hard to view. Can I use a disc in a PS3 slim and another disc in my PS3 80 gig, and play with my son as he is on the other machine and another tv, instead of sharing? Can I log into both PS3's at the same time and play the game while on two different machines and two different tv's? Please advise.

You can only be logged into one ps3 at a time on the psn network.
post #2645 of 2912
I have a question is there any way to turn of the decoder on my PS3 so that when it streams through my reciever it will decode it into the TrueHD or DTS-HD? Or is it already doing this when it is decoded through the PS3 and I dont need to worry about it?
post #2646 of 2912
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Originally Posted by buffalojay View Post

I have a question is there any way to turn of the decoder on my PS3 so that when it streams through my reciever it will decode it into the TrueHD or DTS-HD? Or is it already doing this when it is decoded through the PS3 and I dont need to worry about it?

Go to Settings >> Video Settings >> BD/DVD Audio Output Format (HDMI) and set it to "BITSTREAM" instead of Linear PCM.

This is only if you have a PS3 Slim, and you have the PS3 connected to the receiver via an HDMI cable. The fat PS3 cannot bitstream HD audio codecs.
post #2647 of 2912
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Originally Posted by schnurmac View Post
Thats what i thought and why i asked. Dont waste your money on a power supply. It won't fix that. I would like to know what idiots have posted that solution all over the Internet. Internet police would be nice to remove worthless crap like that. Dont believe everything on the web. I hear people saying they need a power supply for the red flashing (ylod) issue. The power supply supplies power and that's it. You are getting power all the time because it has lights all the time. It goes into standby mode with a red light. That is called you have power if you have any lights at all.
What you have is ylod yellow light of death. Look real close as soon as it beeps to turn off you will see a fast amber color flash. You system has overheated over time and lost a connection under the GPU. I have a game repair business your options are.
1. Have someone reflow it. I charge $85 Could last a while or might not depends on how good they are.
2. Call Sony get a refurb for $99 or $130
3. Buy a brand new one $299
Don't try the reflow videos you find you will waste your time and probably break something else. I see it everyday with systems I get. Guy opens it breaks the housing and clips to ribbons broken header connections etc. I have tested them all and they dont last long at all.
Good luck let me know how it goes.
wow, thanks buddy, makes lots of sense ,first that all I couldn't even open the damn lid and I use a t-8 bit , screw seems to have something in the middle that prevents anything to go all the way in. I tried T-8, T-9 and T-10, still there was no grip at all.
Bottom line if that is the case I'm opting to get a new one, can I still remove the hard drive from it? , have some personal stuff there .
and thanks a lot
post #2648 of 2912
PS3 (outputting 1080p)
Onkyo TX-SR606 (HDMI set to "through")
Bravia KDL-40v3000

Had this setup for a couple years and worked fine until recently when the PS3 would occasionally not display. Problem was rare at the beginning and cycling power once or twice usually cleared it up. More recently, the problem has gotten more frequent and much more stubborn.

Similar problems are well documented in my AVR thread as a problem sync'ing with the 1080p signal. No real solution other than replace the AVR or stop using 1080p. I decide I don't need 1080p.

Problem is that I can't view the PS3 to make the change down to 1080i. I removed the AVR from the equation and connect PS3 directly to Bravia but I still can't see it (audio is there). Now I'm thinking the AVR might not be the problem and it might be something else between the PS3 and Bravia but that's another discussion.

Right now, I just need to know if there's a reset or "safe-mode" kind of startup option on the PS3 that will knock it back to a lower resolution so I can at least see those settings.
post #2649 of 2912
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Originally Posted by lizrussspike View Post

Can one use the same profile on two different machines? My son is here and wants to play BlackOps. We did play together on the same machine sharing the screen but splitting the screen was hard to view. Can I use a disc in a PS3 slim and another disc in my PS3 80 gig, and play with my son as he is on the other machine and another tv, instead of sharing? Can I log into both PS3's at the same time and play the game while on two different machines and two different tv's? Please advise.

you cannot use the same psn login but you can create a new psn login which can be put on both machines and your son will simply log into his account on whichever ps3 he happens to be at and you can both play. I do this all the time. You can have multiple psn id's on each machine. Only downside to this is that for non-sport games like Black Ops that you will want to play each other you will need to purchase two discs
post #2650 of 2912
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Originally Posted by yzas View Post

Right now, I just need to know if there's a reset or "safe-mode" kind of startup option on the PS3 that will knock it back to a lower resolution so I can at least see those settings.

Use the power button on the PS3 to turn it on, and keep your finger held down on the power button until you hear a second beep. This resets the video.
post #2651 of 2912
Anybody have an idea on how long it took to get their "coffin" box from Sony to send their red lighted Fat PS3 back for repairs? I put in a request on Sunday, live in the L.A. area. Just wondering.
post #2652 of 2912
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Originally Posted by thowe21 View Post

Anybody have an idea on how long it took to get their "coffin" box from Sony to send their red lighted Fat PS3 back for repairs? I put in a request on Sunday, live in the L.A. area. Just wondering.

3-5 days
post #2653 of 2912
I just put this in another thread, but thought I would put it here also.

I have noticed some static that comes from my speakers, but it is not during the movie (I have a PS3 slim 120G) it is after the movie is over and I try switching inputs on my receiver. The only way I have found to eliminate it is by turning off my receiver and turning it back on. I do listen to my movies pretty loud (anywhere between -7.5 dB to 0dB) and my amp gets warm but it is nothing like some people with Onkyos who claim to be able to fry an egg on theirs; just warm to the touch is all. Has anyone experieinced this before.

I am thinking it has something to do with the PS3 as on the weekends I have my receiver running pretty all day (12-16 hours) with no problems, only when I use my PS3 for Blu rays. It does not seem to happen when I play games though which is weird; although they are listened to at around -25dB comapred to reference for movies.
post #2654 of 2912
PS3 stopped turning on. its been sitting in the corner for a while so wonder if i can get some help to get it going.
i have a new power cable.

it powers up, light is on. when turning it on the green light is on for 5secs then a yellow light flashes quick (and it beeps 3 times) before it goes flashing red and you can hear a switch-off noise goes off.

after reading how to reset on here - hold power button for 5 secs, i managed to turn it on but no screen. i could load and unload a disc... so i went to reset again for the screen with the original cable that came in now its back to flashing red again. it wont turn on.
i turn main power off then on, then power button on to reset - no luck.

any help please?

(i have posted on main)
post #2655 of 2912
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Originally Posted by twicktown View Post

PS3 stopped turning on. its been sitting in the corner for a while so wonder if i can get some help to get it going.
i have a new power cable.

it powers up, light is on. when turning it on the green light is on for 5secs then a yellow light flashes quick (and it beeps 3 times) before it goes flashing red and you can hear a switch-off noise goes off.

after reading how to reset on here - hold power button for 5 secs, i managed to turn it on but no screen. i could load and unload a disc... so i went to reset again for the screen with the original cable that came in now its back to flashing red again. it wont turn on.
i turn main power off then on, then power button on to reset - no luck.

any help please?

(i have posted on main)

What you have is called ylod yellow light of death or red flashing light. It has over heated from years of use. You can find someone to fix it. If they are good like myself it will last you a good while. If they suck it will return soon after repair. Or you can send to Sony but you will loose all of your data.
post #2656 of 2912
So, I don't know how this happened, but I think I may have done the unthinkable and turned off my PS3 while it was saving something. I passed out on the couch with the controller in my hand, like I do many times, and woke up and shut the PS3. The next day when I turned it on, it wouldn't play any games. It's not the Blu Ray drive (thank God) but something is corrupted in the hard drive. I can't play downloaded games either.

So I did the Backup > Format > Restore thing and now the friggin restore is stuck at 95%. Don't know if I have a corrupted backup but I hope I don't lose anything.

Any suggestions? I'm gonna let it sit for a few more hours then try the restore process again.
post #2657 of 2912
Well, after 4 freakin' hours, it went from 95% to 97%. Should be done some time next week, lol.

Thank God. If I lost my sh!t, I'd LOSE MY SH!T, lol.
post #2658 of 2912
PS3 hooked up to a Denon AVR-991 that's setup with 5.1 speakers. PS3 audio settings picks up that the receiver can do 7.1 LPCM. Is there any reason that I would need to disable the 7.1 because the receiver only has 5.1 speakers? Or will everything downmix through the receiver?
post #2659 of 2912
The receiver will handle it and down mix to the rear 5.1 speakers.
post #2660 of 2912
I bought a second PS3 slim 160GB model last week and just like that I get the yellow light of death on my first model 40GB (320GB upgrade HD). I managed to get it working with the blowdryer technique but it is temporary. Fortunately it bought me enough time to data transfer everything from the old model to my new one. What a bummer, my 2 year warranty just expired a few weeks ago. Now I am looking at $100 for Sony to repair (or simply swap me a refurbished model) a design problem. Apparently it is caused by broken or cracked soldering of the CPU and GPU and low grade thermal compound on the CPU's.

I bought a new one instead of buying a blu ray player for mt bedroom and now I am back to only one PS3 and one blu ray player, and with less storage capacity. I am a huge fan of Sony, but they are testing my loyalty. What an ordeal this has been, I almost lost all of my saves and purchased media. I recommend a periodical backup of your files to avoid a lot of lost time and money. BTW I take good care of all of my electronics, and it was not a product of neglect or negligence on my part. Anyone else experienced the YLOD yet?
post #2661 of 2912
Hi - i have a problem

I have a PS3, which is hooked to my TV (LG 42LX650N) via HDMI, and a surroundsound-system connected via S/PDIF Optical, also to the PS3.

But sound does not match image - i think the sound is ahead of the image.
Is there any way in which i can create some kind of delay on the audio?
Or maybe a PS3-option i have missed somewhere?

The brand of the cables are the same (Hometheater).

Please help
post #2662 of 2912
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Originally Posted by DonSkoD View Post

Hi - i have a problem

I have a PS3, which is hooked to my TV (LG 42LX650N) via HDMI, and a surroundsound-system connected via S/PDIF Optical, also to the PS3.

But sound does not match image - i think the sound is ahead of the image.
Is there any way in which i can create some kind of delay on the audio?
Or maybe a PS3-option i have missed somewhere?

The brand of the cables are the same (Hometheater).

Please help

The PS3 doesn't have an audio delay option, so you have to adjust it through your TV or receiver. There may be a few things you can do. Try to adjust the audio delay on your receiver or home theater and attempt to match the image on the screen. Another option is to rout your sound through your TV (via HDMI) and then to your receiver (audio optical cable). This is what I do with my PS3 and it works perfectly (without any adjustment), although it is certainly not 7.1 sound. I am using a 2.1 setup with 2 Polk left and right speakers and a 10" sub and it is more than enough for gaming.

Personally I don't care for the "surround" feel, and it is a pain to setup. You have to adjust the delay on the satellite or surround speakers because they are closer to you than the L, R and center speakers. This only further complicates things with the HD signal having it's own delay too. I know some of the new receivers give you the option to use a mic to setup and adjust the sound quickly. What home theater/receiver are you using?
post #2663 of 2912
very nice infos here
post #2664 of 2912
Hi guys, forgive me, but I didn't want to start a new thread and get roasted. I am a total PS3 neophyte. I just bought a 160 primarily to use as a media streamer for my BD rips. Got it home and hooked up to my network and HDTV and am at a loss as to how to get it to "do everythig" as it claims. I can find my media servers fine and all the stuff in Docs, Vids, Audio and Pictures libraries except for anything on a shared network resource like my USB drives where all my BD MKV rips are. Strangely, the Videos library shows folders on an internal drive with media, but it has a name that does not correspond to what it shows up as on the PC. When I try to play any of the files (all mpg rips) I get a system error. I'm a little dismayed that something as simple as playing an mpg file doesn't work, although crappy mpgs downloaded from YouTube or elsewhere do play. I also tried to play some recorded TV from my Media Center (.wtv) and they start, but almost immediately begin to stutter. Guess that's an M$ issue. I have an extender for those, so no biggie. I just want to be able to stream my MKVs through this thing and play an occasional game and get rid of my WDTV Live Hub.
Can the PS3 be controlled by a Harmony remote?
Also, is there a way to just pass-through the HDMI audio so that my Onkyo 609 can do the processing? It can handle more digital formats and does a much better job. Thanks for helping the newbie.

EDIT: Never mind. Apparently, the PS3 does NOT do everything. It doesn't do MKV or DTS-HD. This pile is going back. Don't need another BD player and a game console I'll hardly use. Thanks anyway, all.
post #2665 of 2912
^ ^ ^ ^
The PS3 can play MKV's streamed by PS3 Media Server.
post #2666 of 2912
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Originally Posted by zervinb View Post

^ ^ ^ ^
The PS3 can play MKV's streamed by PS3 Media Server.

Is that a 3rd party software? I don't really have time to immerse myself in PS3 culture in order to figure out how to make it do what I want it to. And unfortunately, the wifi in the PS3 is only b/g and HD content needs to be over wireless N to stream smoothly.
post #2667 of 2912
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Originally Posted by CycleWriter View Post

Is that a 3rd party software? I don't really have time to immerse myself in PS3 culture in order to figure out how to make it do what I want it to. And unfortunately, the wifi in the PS3 is only b/g and HD content needs to be over wireless N to stream smoothly.

Any media streaming device needs to connect to a server host, somewhere. Sometimes it is on the device itself, sometimes it is online, sometimes it is on ones computer, sometimes it is all of the above. PS3MediaServer is just one of several free server programs to run locally on your network. You could also use WMP, Tversity, Twonky, etc...

N is not required for smooth HD streaming. It might be needed in your specific environment, but WiFi G is more than capable of HD streams and many do so.
post #2668 of 2912
If I were more into gaming I would make the effort, but I'm not. Even with PMS it looks like it has to transcode HD files, which is not what I want. Not working with my Harmony remote, no wireless N and a kludgy interface make it a bad choice for what I want to do. I've been streaming HD media wirelessly for years and on a b/g network it was always a frustration. When I went to dual-band wireless N it finally became a pleasure. If WD wasn't so terrible at making firmware that doesn't break other functions the Live Hub would be a joy because it does everything I want it to do. It worked great for about 5 months, but the last 2 firmware updates have been a nightmare. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, folks.
post #2669 of 2912
I have a "rpoblem" that is more of an inconvenience than anything. I have a Sharp LC-LE830U with a a FIOS box and PS3 connected via HDMI. The first few days everything worked dandy. The FIOS or TV remote would turn the tv on or off and nothing was an issue. Somewhere along the line, I did something, and now the TV wont power on or off (even with the button on the front) without the PS3 being on as well. If i use the PS3 controller, to turn the system on, the TV automatically turns on. With the PS3 on, I can turn the TV off and on with any remote. As soon as I turn the PS3 off, nothing but a PS3 controller will turn it back on again. Ive tried to reset the video on the PS3 by holding the power button but that didnt seem to do anything. Thoughts?
post #2670 of 2912
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Originally Posted by xtbone View Post

I have a "rpoblem" that is more of an inconvenience than anything. I have a Sharp LC-LE830U with a a FIOS box and PS3 connected via HDMI. The first few days everything worked dandy. The FIOS or TV remote would turn the tv on or off and nothing was an issue. Somewhere along the line, I did something, and now the TV wont power on or off (even with the button on the front) without the PS3 being on as well. If i use the PS3 controller, to turn the system on, the TV automatically turns on. With the PS3 on, I can turn the TV off and on with any remote. As soon as I turn the PS3 off, nothing but a PS3 controller will turn it back on again. Ive tried to reset the video on the PS3 by holding the power button but that didnt seem to do anything. Thoughts?

Have you turned on HDMI-CEC on both the devices by any chance? The setting on the PS3 can be found here:
Settings >> System Settings >> Control for HDMI

Switch it OFF on the PS3 and see if your issue gets resolved.
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