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Ps3 overheating my ps3 is overheating, the fan is not turning on and games not loading

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Hey man go to walmart or either a game store and buy a fan its called an intercooler that is exactly what had happened to me and that fixed it and it should for you they are about 40 dollors or so at least for me

Posted on May 30, 2008

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My Ps3 freezes during games. shows on Netflix and while loading. goes into shut off mode and go completely out. Have to unplug the back and corrept files to turn off?


It's possible your system may be overheating. Use a temp gague or thermometer to monitor how hot the back of your system gets before it freezes.(By the fan) You might have to replace your fan if it is overheating.

Nov 30, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Sony PS3 will beep three times and shut down on its own shortly after it is turned on, any idea what it is?


It sounds like the "yellow light of death". After beeping three times does it flash to a yellow light at all? If so your hard drive is no longer good and will either a. need to be replaced by a professional, or b. buy a new ps3.

It is what we all fear on the ps3.

If there is no yellow light, the ps3 is probably just doing a hard shutdown because something is freezing. a few things you can try are. 1. put in a different game, loading that game may be whats causing it to freeze. 2. do the fan test to make sure its not overheating

Aug 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 freezing wont load game


hello may be overheating try do a fan test take power lead out of the back then reinstall again while doing this press and hold the eject button you should hear the fans boot up this blow any dust out hope it helps

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shaun

Apr 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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After turning on my ps3 for like 15-20 minutes,


it is turning off? if no, then no overheating.
fans will be on while you're playing, it's normal.

check the game position and place, there are something blocking the air?
leave some space around to allow the ps3 to "breath".

Aug 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont stay on


Overheating get a fan
from http://www.buy.com/prod/playstation-3-fusion-cooling-fan-intercooler-system/q/loc/108/204972579.html
its 20$ but it works like a charm
or you could give it to sony to fix it might not be overheating before buying the fan check to make sure

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Games Freezing


Two most likely suspects are a dirty/weak laser and overheating. overheating being the most likely. does it happen when the ps3 has just been turned on after being off for a few hours at least?

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My fan


Well if the fan isn't running then it's shutting off because of overheating obviously. You will need to put a new fan into your PS3. Taking apart a PS3 is very difficult so if you're going to do it yourself you'll need to find a tutorial on the internet. I believe the PS3 uses standard computer fans so you'll just need to buy one of the same size from a site like newegg.com. Once you put that in it should work, if it doesn't then there is something much more severe happening like a motherboard failure and if that is a case you will not be able to repair it.
Please rate, thanks!

Apr 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation3 keeps freezing and wont let me play some of my g


It is freezing because your playstation is to close to the tv and its getting to hot...it is due to overheating you are having this problem ... so try moving it to another spot....you must take care to keep it properly vented.......
The system is prone to overheating, particularly if you happened to have bought older stock.
One way to deal with this is to stand it vertical, and put a small desk fan behind it.Turn on the fan when you turn on the game. I know it's an annoyance but it is a very simple and effective way to work around the problem.
DO NOT use an intercooler fan or any cooling device that gets power from the playstation. It just makes it worse.

when thermal compound fails it gets overheated so you need to look into this too ...replacing the thermal compound on the heat syncs and it should only cost about $5.00 to fix your playstation.

Feb 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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All is wrong with my ps3


my brother- in-law had an overheating problem too game would stay on for about 3 minutes then shu down so we went on ebay bought a new fan for 15 bucks swapped it and not problems for about a month or so now working like a champ

Jul 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Won't run.


sounds like it overheated to mee -_-

Dec 31, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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