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Ps3 turns off

Yea i have a similar problem turn on ps3 and it turns off by its own
after a yellow ligth and the red indicator starts flashing
called sony support and tell me over heating problem so they said
well send in a box so i can ship my ps3 to them after filling out a sort off application but then theyy will charge me for 150$ for the repair

so im thinking can i just get my ps3 repaired at a electronic shop
since i dnt wana spend so much

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The answer is no they will not honor the warranty unless they do the work but your problem may be more simple than you think and cost no more than a can of pressurized air $2.00-$5.00 at any walmart. this is so cheap it cant hurt to give it a try. it has worked for me about 75% of the time. take a can of pressurized air with a tube nozzle open the DVD tray on your unit and spray a small amount in... just enough to blow dust out two or three small shots place an old cd in to cover the laser and shut it off. unplug it wait a few minutes and start by spraying air into the vents always use small pulses you should see dirt and other contaminants start to blow out continue until it clears up.

Do this to the processor heat sink this will blow off any dirt dust hair or other contaminants
and keep the heat down on your unit... If your unit is in a Environment of cigarette smoke this may not work... the cigarette smoke causes a build up of tar a sticky past like substance that will stick to the mother board and heat sinks like glue. when your done plug your unit back in take out the cd you used to cover the laser give it a pulse or two of air and put in a game and give it a try

remember you do this at your own risk always use small short pulses or blasts of air always keep the can upright and if you are not old enough to buy canned air have a parent help you remember you can damage your system if you blast it so hard it freezes moisture in the air it will short out your motherboard and kill your system

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