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Overheating .. i turn it on an it shuts off. wont stay on. shuts off during game play. funny thing is havnt truned it on i over a mounth. when i did all this nocents happened. sony said send it. is there a way to fix it with out having to send it in to sony.

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Try using a vacume to clean the internal fans. DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR!!! that will cause more issues. also you can purchase a small battery powered fan and place near the vents. hope this helps

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