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    My ps3 just seems to power off after being on for just a couple minutes.



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Ps3's have 2 different kinds of power supplies before the cechj model they had the silver power supply cechj and after used a black model goto they have alot of parts for ps3's and all it takes is swapping out the parts. Look up how to take apart a ps3 on YouTube. and only do this if the warranty is out. Saved me a hundred bucks. Good luck

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