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Playstation 3 playstation keeps cutting out during game play turning itself off then i it takes a while to start it again

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Re: playstation 3

A patch is getting released tomorrow from sony to download and they told me it would fix all disc reading problems. hope this helps you

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My playstation keeps turning itself off during game play only on certain games

You need to make sure it's not over heating, maybe move it to somewhere where it's more open to the air or you can buy USB fans to add to its cooling capacity e.g. this

Oct 20, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games

Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

gameplay. I will start with the most common problem:

1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:


2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:


Apr 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn my PS3 on and after a second it turns itself off again but the red light keeps flashing. It started doing this while playing games but now it doesnt even start. What can it be?


There's a switch in the back, the only benefit of using the power button is that it can be turned back on with the controller. Dont use the switch when your game is saving or anything is downloading because you could corrupt the saved game/download (I don't think it'll let you turn it off from the front button when it's writing to the hard drive- the switch in the back actually cuts off the power.)

Re: PS3 turns off alone and red light keep flashing
You officially have YLOD or "yellow light of death". I have had it twice.. I also wanted my data.. so I researched.. no matter what you do.. if you send it to sony its gone.. it cant be recovered outside of the ps3 or in a different one. I know a guy who will repair your ps3 leaving all your data intact for 80 dolllars.. he sells his service on ebay and if it breaks again within three months just ship it back to him and he'll fix it for free. If you want to know just PM me

Clean out the vents with vaccuum cleaner. If symptoms persist, call Sony.

Take care......

Aug 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The console keeps turning off

How long does it take for the PS3 to turn itself off?

Jul 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error code keeps coming up when I try to start this game

The game is still new right?Maybe u can go to the game shop n try asking them.....Just try ok

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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My ps3 keeps logging me out and during play it freezes up, I also have a corrupted data file that it wont let me delete

1. Turn off Playstation 3. 2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again. 3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps 4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button. 5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button 6. The Recovery menu will pop up. 7. Select "Restore File System" from the Recovery menu. 8. Agree to restoring the file system.

Feb 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Re: Playstation 3 Console (60 GB) - Freezing I've had my 60GB PS3 for around 24 months and it has been fine. Recently, it has started freezing in two ways: 1. Either just leaving the playstation doing...

I seem to have a very similar problem to yours on the 60GB as well. I am curently doing the total reformat but it takes a long time to do it and i have to go to work while it is reformating. So anyway if it works i will let you know. me e mail

Dec 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cannot play games or blu-ray discs

your disk reader laser is bad, you could try to send it in to get it fixed, but they might not take it.

May 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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After playing for 20 minutes my ps3 freezes, i let it cool down and start playing again and the same thing happens.

try to play it on its side not vertical you may be blocking air intakes and system will turn itself off to avoid frying itself it has internal thermometer try to leave your ps3 in an open area also try putting a fan by it to keep air around it cool

Jan 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Playstation 3 Error Code 8001050

8001050B - Will not play demo hard drive games, when blue-ray disc is inserted - Cause unknown
8001050D - An error occured during the start operation; Ps3 game swapped using the eject function and then play pressed quickly - ps3 game inserted again
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Aug 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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