Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
My dad bought me a PS3 for christmas, i was chuffed with it etc etc. 6 games, no problems what so ever, until yesterday was playing Fifa 08, all of a sudden in the first half commentary is lost, yet still kicking and crowd noises are apparent, then half time comes, and no menu appears, so i pressed the PS button and quit the game, during the quitting of the game my PS3 restarted itself, so i thought fair enugh just one of those things and it will work properly again when it comes back on, so when it does, i eject and reinsert Fifa 08, but no it wouldnt load up, nothing. I have tried all of my 6 games, 1 blu ray movie, and 1 DVD, but nothing, i have the latest system software, and have done a quick system restore, and a full system restore, but no nothing. Any help would be very much appresciated, i just want to get this sorted as quick as possible, Cheers.
Hi it sounds like the ps3 has over heated and this isnt cheap to get repaired neither will cost nearly as much as it did to buy.
If you have had the ps3 sitting on carpet or on top of something like cable box or video or dvd player this will cause the unit to overheat.
Check to see if you can hear the fan working if not you might be luvky and replacing the fan can solve this problem.
If the fan is working then it will need to be taken to repair shop as it is impossible to get the spares for these as the shops can charge a fortune to repaur them.
Also was i brought new or second hand if new take it back they will replace it for you but wont give refund.
The problem with all ps3 is that the fan is only just strong enough to keep it cool alot of people have this same problem even using it on carpet will cause it to overheat it needs to be on flat surface not ontop of anything electrical.
If you need the board replacing this will cost nearlly as much as replacing the whole unit im sorry their isnt much you can do but i see alot of ps3 with this problem everyday must be a fault in production if it still under warranty send it back.
Let me know how you get on ok
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
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