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The console keeps turning off

The PS3 console keeps turning off and no matter how many times you turn it back on it turns off.

The power is ok as the red light is on but as soon as you push button to load game it cuts out

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How long does it take for the PS3 to turn itself off?

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

  • Kevin Penn Jul 29, 2010

    Sorry I got mixed up with another reply to a topic, this wasnt really helpful to you. Could you be a bit more specific about how long it takes for the PS3 to switch off the first time. And when you say "load game" do you mean turn the console on or actually put a game into the blu ray drive?

    Also have you tried entering the PS3 recovery mode and restoring PS3 software, rebuilding database etc?



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