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My ps3 keeps shutting down. It is ventilated. What

My ps3 keeps shutting down. It is ventilated. Its not hot. What is the problem?

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If it is blinking a red light this is known as the yellow light of death (ironic i know). This is caused by the unit overheating causing the solder on the board to melt and bridge(connect). Once this happens it shorts out the board causing the error you have now. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

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(1) Are you operating your laptop in a in a hot and dusty environment (If yes you should know that computers do not like hot and dusty environments and they shut down to avoid a complete burn out of the machine more over the dust particles also can destroy the hardware and block internal fan ventilation ducts in between the CPU and the fan).
(2) When the your laptop PC shuts down place your hand underneath the laptop and try to feel hot spots. If you find areas unusually heated then this is the main cause of the shut down.
(3) If just after the shut down and a good usage the Laptop is cool then underneath than overheating shut down might not be the case.
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Leave it to cool down and always keep your machine well ventilated. It has a protection against overheating and it will shut down by itself. Clean out the vents with compressed air then vacuum out the rest as best as you can just by sucking whatever you can out of the vent holes.

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