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My ps3 is shutting down in the middle of a game

I just bought call of duty three.and bought my ps3 from ebay.when i started playing in the first ten minutes it shut off.i restarted and played for about 2 to 3 hours and it did the same thing.why is it doing this?an d how can i fix it?

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  • Tiranthrax Jun 09, 2008

    In case I am located outside of the US, is there a walthrough in order to fix the problem myself?

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Hi rcc75,

You and most all PS3 owners have or will experience this problem. Your Heat Transfer compound is dried up. This to me is a definite Manufacturer Defect. Contact Sony at 1800 345-7669 unless your outside North America. If you know how to get to the heat sinks, I suggest you go their and put some new high quality Heat Transfer compound between your processors and the heat sinks.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

  • anathema Aug 25, 2010

    Know where to find a step by step guide to repack the heat sinks? I have one from the first year the PS3 dropped, and the warranty has expired years ago.

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