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The playstation 3 turns itself off after about 5-10 minutes

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Do you have it set to auto shut off check in settings

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Turns its self off after twenty minutes


If it is turning itself off, it may be a issue with heat. Typically a product will shut itself down when hardware is irregular.

Aug 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn my ps3 on everything works but in 2-5 minutes it will beep ,the screen will turn off and the blue light turns red and blinks for a while..what do i do?



If the system turns on but then turns itself off, beeps at you and flashes it's lights at you then you have over heated the system. The GPU chip has probly pulled itself away from the board. This will require you to diassemble the PS3...

PlayStation 3 red light problem, but in most cases it comes down to the system overheating. The more it overheats the more damage is created internally to the motherboard and other functioning components...
click here to download ps3 repair guide if u need

Dec 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 turned itself off while i was playing a game and now every time i turn it on it keeps turning itself off after like 3 sec


It sounds like your PS3 overheated and is now shorting out. Try removing the power from it completely, and let it sit for about 4 minutes. Plug it back in. If it doesn't straighten out, you will likely need to contact Sony support for an RMA- it sounds like yours has developed blown capacitors

Dec 16, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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The console turns itself off after bein on on for about 15-20 minutes. wat is the problem and can it be fixed?


Get a can of "dust-off"...(staples or walmart)
Shoot it into anywhere you can find on the PS3 ( UNPLUGGED) Give it a couple minutes then power up

Aug 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why does my ps3 keep switching itself off, it stays on for a minute or so then turns itself off


Could be overheating, could be a bad hard drive, could be the gpu / cpu.

Good place to start is here.


May 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Playstation 3 turns itself off after 10 to 15 minutes of playing game or blu-ray movie, why is it doing it?


Hardware like computers have devices hardwired in them to protect it from overheating. if your Playstation has never suffered any blows or impacts, then all you need to do is find it a place when it gets plenty of cool ventilation.

May 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 power issue


Your system has overheated. If it doesn't get on at all anymore, you should get it fixed in the place you bought it from. That happened to me.

Feb 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn my ps3 on then it goes green then to yellow then beeps 3 times and turns itself off. What is wrong?


First the Reason for Yellow Light

If the hard-drive fails on the PS3 you may get a solid yellow led, The yellow light will show if the console is overheating as well, but the console shuts down so you don't it for long.


1)Turn off your playstation 3. If you think your ps3 has been caught by the heat, then wait at least 20 minutes and put it back on again

2) Check if there's any loose cable.

3) Try to put out your playstation's hard-drive, and put it back in. You might want to repeat this 2-3 times for better results.

If this did not work, then it is suggested to send your PS3 for repairs to Sony Customer Support

Dec 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation turns on then after a few minutes it turns of by itself


If the power button binks red after it shuts off it is over heating. Get some air duster and clean out the vents on all sides of the system. Make sure it has plenty of room to "breath" in your entertainment center. In some cases you may have to take it out of the entertainment center to keep the device as cool as possible.

Jul 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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