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Jun 24 2011
By: Star_Wars01 Monster Hunter 36 posts
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PS3 Overheating?

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My PS3 has said the other day that it is "Overheated and needs to be turned off for a while to cool down not to turn it on for a while" (not exact words but close)

It has said this twice since I bought it and that was like 2 - 3 years back when it said it the first time.

It comes up in the corner like a message would looks real.

Oh ... the problem being that it isn't hot when I touch it so why did it say that? are the insides hot?


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Jun 24, 2011

You can try taking it out to cool are while make sure it has plenty of room to ventilate don't keep it and closed spaces are if you have another place to hook it up that it will get plenty of air around it move it there. 

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Jun 24, 2011


You need to change your thermal paste ASAP. You are lucky you got a message warning you about the overheating, many people get the YLOD without any warning. I don't suggest you use your PS3 again until you get this done...

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Jun 24, 2011

Logical_Dolphin wrote:


You need to change your thermal paste ASAP. You are lucky you got a message warning you about the overheating, many people get the YLOD without any warning. I don't suggest you use your PS3 again until you get this done...

I gave him the link to your 3 tips. Thanks Logical good post.

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Jun 24, 2011

So you somehow got a message informing you that your PS3 has overheated? I've never seen or heard of such a error message. It turns off automaticaly without warning for most people.

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Jun 25, 2011

Thermal paste?

Logical_Dolphin wrote:


You need to change your thermal paste ASAP. You are lucky you got a message warning you about the overheating, many people get the YLOD without any warning. I don't suggest you use your PS3 again until you get this done...


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Star_Wars01 wrote:

Thermal paste?

Logical_Dolphin wrote:


You need to change your thermal paste ASAP. You are lucky you got a message warning you about the overheating, many people get the YLOD without any warning. I don't suggest you use your PS3 again until you get this done...

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Did you check his link? It's the same one I gave you. Here's a youtube video that'll help too. It's in 7 parts. Watch part 1 to get to 2 and so on. BTW IC7 is a good thermal paste. You can probably get it at Radio Shack or Staples.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu3QU8xWxI8

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Jun 25, 2011

Okay if you say so it has only happened twice so i'll go along for now.


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Star_Wars01 wrote:

Okay if you say so it has only happened twice so i'll go along for now.

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What do you mean? You'd rather wait until it bricks thean do something now?

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