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Ps3, was playing a game, system froze and shutdown without warning. waited about 2 hrs hoping it was an overheat issue. tried to turn it on, got the green light, heard some hardware noise, then redlight and shutdown. I had to open the case to retrieve a rented game, but I made no modifications to the system. I noticed 2 tabs that blocked the disk opening that looked like they keep the disk inside during play, but they didn't "retract". Cannot get the system to start at all now

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Yes it overheated and fryed the power supply or MB. send in for repair, or replace. sorry

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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    jason king Sep 08, 2009

    next time blow unit out reg with compressed air or vac out unit

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1. Call Sony and have them replace your faulty unit. (not free. (can be free if you have warrenty))
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