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Ps2 will power off

Why does my ps2 power itself off after about 20 mins. The red light will flash until i un plug it. is there somethign I can do to correct it.

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Re: ps2 will power off

Hi 256Male

Look at the fan in the back and see if it is running. Souns like your PS2 is overheating. Sometimes so much dust and lint build up on the fan it stops. You will merely need to clean it up on the inside.

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