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After playing for about an hour it shut itself down and the red light blinks but it start again.

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Hi this is a very common problem. the reason its doing this is due to the fact it is over heating, so here is a list of things you need to do to try and solve this problem.

1. unplug all wires and check all the air vents in the ps3's outer casing if any of them have a build up of dust then use a vac and vac these vents out removing any dust build up.
2. make sure your not using the ps3 whilst it is resting on carpet or any other heat source such as dvd player, sky box ,cable box basically your ps3 needs to be on a flat surface not carpet and it also must not be on top of any other electrical device as this will cause heat to build up.
3. if after doing those your still having problems then you could go out and buy a stand so that you can stand your ps3 up and doing this should stop it cutting off.

if after doing this it still cuts off then this would mean that damage has been done due to the first time it over heated the most likely problem is going to be with the heat transfer putty that goes between the processor's chip and the cooling fan elements now this can be repaired but its not the kind of job you can do yourself.

if you have any warranty left then your best option would be to take it back to where you got it from and get an exchange, if how ever your warranty has run out then you need to contact sony and find your nearest repair shop and ask them to see if they will repair it for you, now depending on how old yours is would depend on whether they will charge for the repair.

the problem with ps3's is that the processor is not getting cooled properly now sony can fit a better fan that combats this problem but if yours is one with the new fan then the chances are you will have to pay for the repair but if yours is the old type fan then they may fix it for free, contact sony and see what they say, that is if the problem is not solved by the ways i have told you.

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