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System turns to red light standby in the middle of playing

I recently bought my ps3 60g about 6 months ago. it worked fine for the longest time. since a month ago, while playing a game, the system will shut off and turn on standby and turn off my controller in the middle of playing a game. this happens with any game i play. It happens about every 15 minuets.
also while playing dvd's the picture has static lines constantly going across the screen, and the audio is not very clear

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You need to go to your setting and change your automatic shutoff timer. this will cause your system to turn off every 15 minutes no matter what you are doing...

Hope this helps... please rate...thanks

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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