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Nov 12 2011
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ps3 turns off, blinks red, but only while playing mw3 online?

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ok as soon as i got mw3 i popped it in, updated, & hopped online. but its like after maybe 10 minutes or so it just turns off and blinks red. there is no yellow light, so i dont think its that (but then again i dont know the YLOD very well). ive still got the old fat one. i can leave my system on for hours but as soon as i play online it just turns off. im not sure what to do. please help

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Nov 12, 2011

Blinking red light means your PS3 is overheating, let it cool off for a couple of hours and make sure it's air vents aren't clogged with dust. Also ensure at least 6 inches of space on each side of the console.

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Nov 14, 2011

A lot of people including me that have fat ps3s have the exact same problem it's not overheating because I can play black ops for hours and not worry so far nobody knows what the issue is or how to fix it I sold my copy because I'm not buying a new ps3 to play 1 game I have a xbox but I don't like to pay to play all the time since I only play weekends if u find something out post it so others can know thanks

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Nov 14, 2011

have you had any issues with the PS3 freezing for lagging online?

if so, its a problem with MW3.

I've had serious lagging issues, freezing and other game related issues associated with playing ONLY MW3.

if your PS3 is shutting down on its own, you might want to cool down your room and MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE that its in an open enough area so that it doesnt suffocate itself with its own exhausted air

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Nov 15, 2011

Try disabling media server I've been playing for a while now without it turning off post your results after trying. Spawnjcv

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Re: ps3 turns off, blinks red, but only while playing mw3 online?

Nov 15, 2011

Rip that PS3 apart and clean it. It's overheating.

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Nov 15, 2011

Nevermind it turned off

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Nov 17, 2011

Same here.  I never had this problem before until I purchased MW3.  It is the only game that does this.  I play Call of Duty or MW2 for hours and no problems.  I can even watch movies off Netflix or play BlueRay movies without a problem.  10 minutes into MW3 the Playstation turns off and I get a red light.  It is not overheating, I cleaned all dust, purchased a third party fan, and have it in a very cold room with plenty of ventilation. I have the 60GB fat PS3.  Is this game not supported with this version of the PS3?

Sony Help!

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Nov 18, 2011

It's either overheating or MW3 isn't compatible with that version of the console. MW3, itself with online is massive. With over 2Mil people playing at the same time, your PS3 probably couldn't take it.

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Nov 20, 2011

Why? It's still a PS3 and should still support the gameSmiley Happy

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