Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My PS3 loads fine but after about 10 mins of playing just shuts itself down. I poer it off leave it 5 mins then power up again and it works for about 10 mins then does the same again. No vents are blocked and it stands in its own space on the floor - any ideas?
It's overheating. That's why it works longer the first time and you have to wait a few minutes for it to cool. Try using some compressed air and cleaning the vents out below. If that doesn't work then you'll have to remove and replace the thermal compound on the GPU and CPU.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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