Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
Flashing Graphics on PS3
My kids have been complaining about flashing and flickering graphics on various PS3 games. Seems to be confined to new graphic intensive games like Batman Arkham City and Transformers. What happens is a single element in the game will flicker and flash, like Batman's cape or a doorway. The rest of the scene is unaffected. As the game progresses other elements like a wall or a window flash. Older games and PS2/PS1 games don't seem to be effected. Blu-ray movies play fine as well. Tried changing the output from 1080p down to 720p then even tried 480i. Same problem. Tried various reset and system restore functions, no help. Took it to a service centre and they basically said unit is dying, any fix they attempt would only be temporary, buy a new unit. I think the problem may be heat related as it doesn't show up until the game has been running for 10 minutes or so. Ideas? Suggestions?
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