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Sep 21 2008
By: Argent6978 Hekseville Citizen 366 posts
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PS3 turns itself off

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I've been leaving my PS3 running a lot lately, before with Folding @ Home and now with Life with PlayStation, but just today I was playing around on my computer and I heard the PS3 beep three times and shut itself off, and the red light started blinking.  So, I turned off the switch on the back, turned it back on, started it back up and started Life with PS again, then went back to my computer, a couple of minutes later it shut down by itself again.  Then when I restarted it, it would shut down within a few seconds of coming on, one time it didn't even get past the opening music screen.  I thought this might be a problem with the 320 GB hard drive that I installed, so I changed back to the original 60 GB, but whenever I started the system, it asked to format the drive, and before I could confirm it, it shut down again.

 

Is this a problem anyone else has had?  Is it something I would be able to fix myself, or do I need to call Sony and send them my PS3 to repair?

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Sep 21, 2008
Your PS3 is overheating, make sure it has enough room around to breathe also let it cool down then try again.
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Sep 21, 2008
Give the guy some air, also thank you for your donation of CPU Power to help find the cure for diseases

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Sep 21, 2008
You know, I did let it cool down for a long time between the 2nd and 3rd attempt, after than I tried swapping the hard drive back.  It still wouldn't stay on.  I've got it disconnected from everything at the moment, gonna leave it off for a longer while.  Don't understand why it would just suddenly overheat, I've left it on for days at a time before!
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You know, I did let it cool down for a long time between the 2nd and 3rd attempt, after than I tried swapping the hard drive back.  It still wouldn't stay on.  I've got it disconnected from everything at the moment, gonna leave it off for a longer while.  Don't understand why it would just suddenly overheat, I've left it on for days at a time before!

 

If it doesn't stay on, then you should call Sony

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Yup, just tried it again, once more, to see, and it only stayed on for a few seconds before things on screen started to slow down, stutter, then stop completely, and then the screen flashed a little and the PS3 beeped 3 times, etc.  Guess I'm calling Sony!

 

... Actually, I was just reading up on my PS3's warranty and figured out it was only 1-year, which ran out last December.  When I bought my PS3 at Best Buy, I decided to get the two-year replacement plan which doesn't run out until this December.  Think I should use that instead of Sony?

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 if you have a 40. N80G then I'm pretty sure you should since you'd get an exchange much much faster

if you have a PS3 that can play PS2 then, It's your choice, pay $150 for BC or free for a stripped down version of your PS3 with newer hardware


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Sep 21, 2008
Go to best buy. You'll be back up and running in a lot less time and cheaper than calling Sony.
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Wow, I actually managed to find my PS3s box.  Well, I got it all packed up, and before I leave to go over to Best Buy, I wanted to thank you guys for your help.  If I could Kudos you, I would.
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i had the same problem my internal fan was not working and the system was overheating give sony a call they will replace the system for you

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