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Ps3 will not work properly. internal overheating?

The console will work perfectly for atleast several minutes but then it starts acting up. sound will stop working, levels stop loading, various programming errors occur, will crash after trying to load a save game or exit the game (black screen of death). reseting or even swiching off the power and try again sevral days later doesn't seem to fix the problem but rather repeats it. my sister says that it could be the RAM or the hard drive overheating but as addressed above giving it a peirod to cool down doesnt work.

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    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    if its under warranty please call up Sony and get it repaired/replaced..i am amazed at the number of PS3 problems that come each day on this site..i am a PS3 and a Xbox360 owner and had major issues with both,at least Microsoft gives a three year warranty...i hope you get yours running quick..



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The same thing happened to my ps3,it overheated and my dad called playstation and they said it would cost 150$ to repair it or u could buy a new 1 for 299$ or u could try to find a repair manual that has ur problem in it but when my dad did it he couldnt find anything about overheating

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Send it back to sony it is the software

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