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Ps3 just switched off to red light, now powers for 2-5seconds...

Whilst the game is on with full battery charge and cleaned console vents, the system beeps a couple of times and goes to flashing red lights and powers off, when loads back up, after 2seconds or so, it does the same, any suggestions?
Ventillation space is ok and power connection fine
Now and then it will work, but will turn itself off after 10minutes play sometimes!! Please help!!

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Sounds like there is a problem with your heat sync. If you still have a warranty send it to sony, If you dont i can fix for a fee. email dwdpcrepair@gmail.com for more information.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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There's a switch in the back, the only benefit of using the power button is that it can be turned back on with the controller. Don't use the switch when your game is saving or anything is downloading because you could corrupt the saved game/download (I don't think it'll let you turn it off from the front button when it's writing to the hard drive- the switch in the back actually cuts off the power.), also note that When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

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"If this happens:



• Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.


• If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.


• Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.


• If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."

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