Why is my PS3 40gb blinking red? Hardware failure?
One day, back in 2016-2017, I powered up my PlayStation 3 to play terraria. After a little bit, I had discovered that it shut off! I panicked, and scrambled to turn it back on. I was greeted by a blinking red light followed by 3 quick beeps. My Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare disk was in there! I tried to enter recovery mode, and nothing happened.
Luckily this year, my dad manually ejected the game disk and got me a pre-owned PS3 from GameStop. The new one works like a CHARM.
I need to know what component in the unit has failed.
Edit: My PS3 is around 10 years old.
Is this a good question?