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Ps3 shuts off while playing games or bluray movies

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My ps3 shuts off while playing any ps3 game or any bluray movie, i tried playing regular dvd movies  and they play perfectly  fine?. i also updated my system to the lates firmware  3.30 ps3 model  CECHA01 2007? I  did a system master reset and still same issue,

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Re: Ps3 shuts off while playing games or bluray movies

Apr 30, 2010
Is the system fan running loud before it shuts down?

Is your PS3 hot to the touch when it shuts down?

It may be that your PS3 is overheating, and is shutting down to avoid damage.

At the very least you should have your PS3 opened and have the dust cleaned out. Changing the thermal paste on the CPU & GPU would also help keep your PS3 cool.

If you are not comfortable with doing it, there are probably local video game repair shops near you that can do the job for you...
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Re: Ps3 shuts off while playing games or bluray movies

Apr 30, 2010

hey thank you for responding,

the system fan dont sound loud at all, and ps3 aint hot to the touchits cool, everything seems to work fine, except bluray movies and ps3 games,ps3 turns back on fine with no problem, but as soon as i put a bluray or game in 3 to 4 seconds later it turns off, and the power light turns red and blinks non stop, unless i turn it back on manually.

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Apr 30, 2010
I'm just guessing here, but if your PS3 turning itself off like that when you just turn on your PS3 it may be a power supply issue. I'm saying that because playing Blu-Rays and PS3 games are going to be the most demanding on the PS3 power-wise.

Fortuanately replacing the power supply is easy to do yourself. You may want to call Sony and ask what they think...
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Re: Ps3 shuts off while playing games or bluray movies

Apr 30, 2010

could be a faulty Bluray laser causing the PS3 to freeze, when it does freeze you have to turn it off to reset the system

 

DVDs still play as they use a different laser from the Blurays





Sony, why can't I swap Bluray drive boards ?
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Apr 30, 2010

deadbluray wrote:

could be a faulty Bluray laser causing the PS3 to freeze, when it does freeze you have to turn it off to reset the system

 

DVDs still play as they use a different laser from the Blurays


I was going to say a faulty blu-ray disc drive as well. (or laser) Phone Sony and ask them, or get some kind of video game repair person to check it out. I don't like doing that...personal experience tells me they do nothing, but my system problems are always serious. So try calling Sony first the number can be found on the last page of a PS3 game manual. Find which corresponds with your area.

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Re: Ps3 shuts off while playing games or bluray movies

Apr 30, 2010

I suggest you check your System power off settings.  You may have it to turn off after an hour of inactivity. 

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Re: Ps3 shuts off while playing games or bluray movies

Apr 30, 2010

do you even read before posting?

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Apr 30, 2010

This does sound like  power supply issues.Either with DVD/BD player or the actual power supply.

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May 3, 2010

i have a 2007 feb 60gig and it shuts off when playing newer games or the avatar bluray disc.

but no blinking lights ,nothing,just shuts off thats it,i have to turn on and off the back switch and it works fine.

i think these new games  f....ing the old systems up.

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