Machines cannot speak like humans, and cannot tell you what is wrong with them. They do have some indicators by which you can guess, and sometime confirm that what is wrong with that device. If you own a PlayStation 3 device, you are lucky that it doesn’t show as many problems as many other gaming devices do. However, being an electronic device it does suffer from some issues time to time. You can analyze these issues from the indicators that device developer develops on the device for some purpose.
You will see specific colored lights on your PS3 that function normally, and if you see any abnormality with them, of course it shows your device is having some kind of problem. One of the major problems, PS3 blinking red light issue is common.
The general cause of the PS3 blinking red light issue is the overheating. This overheating can happen for several reasons. First, it can occur if you are playing while placing it on carpet or similar surface. This surface can trap considerable amount of heat in them, and can also close the vents of the device. Both of these reasons can lead to the overheating and this overheating will cause the problem.
Another reason of overheating could be the use of device in closed or poorly ventilated room. Therefore, to avoid this condition always play in well-ventilated room.The solution of PS3 blinking red light due to overheating is very simple. Place your PS3 in a well-ventilated place for 20-30 minutes, and then play again. Another problem could be due to HDD issue, you can simply fix it by removing and then again putting back it in the PlayStation. This will help to resolve this issue.
Other than these two relatively simple causes, there could be numbers of other causes as well that can cause PS3 blinking red light problem. Most of them are due to some serious kind of hardware issues. There are two possible approaches to get rid of this issue. Either you can send your device to the Sony Company for repair, or you can do it yourself at home. The first approach is only feasible if your device is having warranty as if you try to repair that device, warranty will expire. If your device doesn’t have warranty, it is not wise to send it to company for repair, as they will charge $150 for it, and they take almost 3-4 weeks to repair. It is also possible that you will get a refurbished device instead of your original.
An alternative to this, you can fix this issue yourself. Of course, you didn’t know how to fix it by birth, but you can find well-written guides from the internet. These guides are available in both text with images, and video forms. You can find them easily by searching them in your favorite search engine. YouTube is a good source of video guides to fix PS3 blinking red light. Watch them thoroughly and you will be able to fix the issue in some hours.