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PS3 turns off after a few minutes of play

PS3 turns off by itself. the light go from on to red or to no light at all or to the red light flashing. In any case the machine will not run.

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Sounds like it over heat....try to take a fan and clean it you need to cool it down a bit for it to work wait a day or so when you put it in a cold breez it should do the trick

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Was playing it for 3 hours then it turned itself off and now the standby red light flash's


Hi reddez,

Are you seeing any flashing red/yellow lights?

If so this is the red light error and you will find that is why the system will not turn on.

Why Does It Happen?

The GPU and the CPU are the 2 main chips in the system and they deal with all of the number crunching however they can get very hot and if they lose connection the system will either freeze up or turn off and give you the red flashing light.

How To Fix?

The key is stopping the heat build up and you can either send it in and they will fix it for you.

Bear in mind that for the PS3 red flashing light error you will be waiting for about 4 weeks and it will also cost you $150 for the repair bill!

Other Ways To Fix?

You can also use a good PS3 Repair Guide to fix it and this will show you how to stop the heat build up with a few household items.

Just make sure that you get a good guide there are some good ones out there!

Click Here For A Complete Review Of All Available PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps and any questions let me know?

Mar 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 power issue


Your system has overheated. If it doesn't get on at all anymore, you should get it fixed in the place you bought it from. That happened to me.

Feb 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not power up, red light goes green flashes yellow then stays flashing red


Yellow lights and blinking red lights indicates general hardware failure on ps3. If your ps3 is still under warranty call Sony and they will send you a new or refurbshed one. Your ps3 is one in a billion (according to Sony). North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
Now you could try doing a few things (hey it's worth a try!)
1. Turn off the switch in the back and wait a few minutes. Turn it back on and try it again. If that doesn't work it may be dead.
2. You could try this article, if you choose to, it's a long shot but might work for you in your case. http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

Nov 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When I turn on my PS3 the light flashes green 3 times then yellow twice then red. It won't eject the game disk. I've tried holding the eject button for up to 30 seconds without success.


Yellow lights and blinking red lights indicates general hardware failure on ps3. If your ps3 is still under warranty call Sony. North America: 1-800-345-SONY (7669) United Kingdom: 08705 998877
Now you could try doing a few things (hey it's worth a try!)
1. Turn off the switch in the back and wait a few minutes. Turn it back on and try it again. If that doesn't work it may be dead.
2. You could try this article, if you choose to, it's a long shot but might work for you in your case. http://ps3.qj.net/Possible-PS3-flashing-red-light-fix-from-MXACE/pg/49/aid/75721

Nov 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 suddenely turned itself off mid-game. turned it back onto standby mode, then when i turned it on the light went green as normal then suddenely red light came on with the green, three rapid beeps...


try this:
it works for slimline PS2. might work for PS3.
1) turn off PS3
2) unplug PS3 and wait a minute or two before plugging back in.
3) turn on PS3

hope this helps.

it could also be overheating.

Aug 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Only Green Lights PS3 dont turn on


Usually the "red light of death" on the PS3 as it is called by some people is due to hard drive (HDD) connection errors. Here are a few things you can try to do to fix it and get your console working again as intended, just check out this short video I made (it's less than 4 minutes and contains useful pictures etc)



For more information and advice on how to fix your console, if that does not do the trick for repairing your system, check out my PS3 red flashing lights repair blog.

Hopefully you get your PS3 working again ASAP!

Regards,

James Philipson


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PS3 light turns GREEN, w/ blinkin BLUE, to YELLOW, to flashin RED


it is fried and needs repairs if you break the seal by trying it yourself you void the warrany

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 40GB System Console

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Flashing red light


sounds like a flaky power supply or lamp ballast

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