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PS3 switching itself off

While playing my PS3 switched itself off. I can't turn it back on as it shuts down on startup. I have power lights so not an input problem i think. PS3 has not been bumped in any way. Any help would be appreciated, cheers

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  • greg911 Jun 19, 2009

    no warranty but thanks for the help, will contact sony.

  • greg911 Jun 20, 2009

    Hi mate, tried removing hard drive and turning on. No difference, blinking red light

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Let me guess...

You get a blinking red light then it shuts off.

Your system probably overheated and unfortunately Sony has it setup so that when it happens you have to send it in for service.

Are you still under warranty?

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    Try booting the PS3 with the hard drive out.

    Let me know if you get anything different.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    Try booting the PS3 with the hard drive out.

    Let me know if you get anything different.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    Try booting the PS3 with the hard drive out.

    Let me know if you get anything different.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    Try booting the PS3 with the hard drive out.

    Let me know if you get anything different.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Jun 20, 2009

    OK, then it's for sure a hardware issue with the motherboard.

    You'll have to take it to Sony for repair.

    1-800-345-SONY




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