So here's my problem. I have one of the oldest model PS3s and it is constantly turning itself off on specific games. I will just be playing it and the screen will go black and the machine will beap three times, I then have to press reset twice and click OK twice to get it to go through a repair process and start. At first I thought I was getting the yellow light of death, but its not that. It has happened at least 150 times and I am sick of it.
It also has no predictability. Some times I will be playing a game for hours in the middle of a hot day and it wont turn off for hours, other times I will be playing on a realtively cool night and it wont stop turning off within minutes of turning the game on.
The PS3 is out in the open air with a box fan blowing into the back vents and another fan blowing on the underside through a stand. The vents are immaculate.
It only turns off on BF3, BFBC2, Saints Row The Third(By far the worst offender its a miracle when I can get though one mission without it turning off twice. Though when I can I usually get through about 10), and Just Cause 2. Games like Rage, Arkhm City, and Skyrim have no problems playing.
What the hell is wrong?
At first glance, it doesn't sound like a power supply, since the power isn't being cut off abruptly. It sounds like your PS3 is crashing because you get the triple beep.
Do you notice a difference between disc games and downloadable games?
No I don't notice a difference. Saints Row The third, BF3, and BC2 are all games I have on disk, but Just Cause is one I got on download.
Also this problem has existed for several months now. I dont think the system is on the verg of dieing all together. Even so all my stuff is already backed up.
I think you are right that it's crashing, but all it does is turn it self off. Like the YLOD.
exactly samething happening to me when playing Saints Row The third only this game shuts down my PS3. I suspect some corrupted data is the problem, but I already do the FULL FORMAT which took 7hrs and it didnt fix it.
I also done open chasis cleaning and replaced old thermal paste.
Probably i have a bad corrupted game, but cannot confirm it since Iam the only who play this game in the neighborhood.
Tonight i will try to return to HDD maybe the game is not compatible to run on SSDs.
I have a FAT PS3 80GB model upgraded to 120SSD.
ive had the same problem with my super slim just shutting off i tryed everything to fix this problem so i had no choice but to send it in
playin socom online shuts off bejeweled shuts off netflix shuts off really ticked me off paid good money for this too
Try reinstalling the firmware using Safe Mode and the PC/USB method.
I give-up on Saint Row the Third then go on to other new games. **bleep**! Dishonored shuts off too at the middle of the game.
Will try reintalling the firmware using safemode this time. thanks