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?
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
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?