first off, i would like to say Hello to everyone, this is my first post here, looks like a pretty cool forum...
anyway, im sure this has been brought up before, but i had trouble trying to find some info using the search function..
So, my ps3 was working like a charm since the day ive bought it. I powered it up this morning to watch The Departed (on BluRay :-0) and not even 15 mins into the movie the system just shuts off out completely out of nowhere. I turn off the main power switch in the back, leave it off for about 5 min, power it back up, start the movie back up, and now not even 5 mins into the movie it shuts off. I went thru this procedure about 4 times already this morning and cant seem to shake the problem. tried standing the ps3 in the upright position and still same deal... im considering running down to walmart and getting the aftermarket fan kits they have for it, maybe this will help keep it on?? i think the fans inside of it must have kicked out. Before today when this started happening i used to play games for hours on end, madden07, fight night for 4 plus hours and no problems. but today it wont even play a movie for 20 mins...i dont hear the fans anymore like i used to be able to. called sony and their sending a shipping box so i can send it in...
Im just curious to see if anyone else has had similar symptoms with their ps3's like ive been having, and how things ended up with their systems...
sorry man i cant really give you any answers yet. does it only shut off when that movie is on? maybe its the movie? i dont know. however, i highly doubt its the heat. i have slow internet so when i am downloading demos and such i keep it on up to 10 hours at a time.
JoeyTramatic wrote: damn, i hope it doesnt take a month to get the that... they told me 7 business days.. hmm. anybody else having this problem? or had?
ive seen this problem on the forums a good couple of times, if the fans arent running i would def send it in to sony, i wouldnt buy any aftermarket fan kits or an intercooler, they void warranty's and can sometimes cause more problems then they fix
and your ps3 is in the open getting good air correct? like not in an entertainment center with bad airflow?
Yea the Ps3 is sitting on a top of an upside down milk crate, on the floor in my room which has a sliding door. so i keep the door open with the screen closed, TONS of air flow haha.. and its about 8in from the wall. its not near anything but the wall. like i said i used to USE it good, and i dont think its the movie, because ive watched the Departed about 10 times on it already... i have about 10 demos that ive downloaded, and ive left it on for days sometimes just downloading, with no problems. its just out of nowhere today this started happening... weird, just wondering if anyones been thru this same problem
Well, when it shuts off, it shuts off completely. even if the power switch in the back is fliped to on. what i do is, i turn the switch to off, wait a little bit, then flip it back on. then i start up the ps3. still keeps shutting off by itself.... i guess i'll keep trying different things in the mean time..