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How do I fix a ps3 that turns off after about 35 secs if it's overheating? thank you and have a Great day!!!!!

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Its broken because of overheating. Theres youtube videos that tells you how to take it apart and heat the motherboard with a heatgun, and it sometimes works, but only for a month or two. It will break again soon. You can try and find a local "reflow" service, that will work for longer.
Next time, place it so that it can breathe, and it won't break again.

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