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I recently turned on ps3 to find that when i switched it on it stayed on for few seconds then turned itself off, i cleaned all vents with hoover, but its still continues to do the same thing. i would appreciate your response. many thanks Leon Bruce

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It seems as though maybe you have some dust in your ps3which is causing the lens to not read disks as well as it should. The cablesmay cause the glitchy graphics but not the lag. Make sure your ps3 vent isalways uncovered, overheating of the ps3 can also cause the problems youdescribed. You could try doing the 'fan test' to clear out any dust in your ps3(although I'm not sure if it works for all versions):

Turn off your system with the off/on button and then on the back.
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Alternatively, you may want to try investing in a cleaning CD which uses apocket of air to clean your lens, which is much safer than other cleaning CDs.

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When I turn on the consolle after few seconds switch off herself , what I can Do ??


Sounds like overheating. If it's in a stack of AV equipment try moving it away from everything else, or taking stuff that might be sat on top off. Maybe hoover the vents.

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When i turn it on it stays on for a few seconds then it turns of


PS3 turns on and stay for a few seconds than turn off itself, sometimes remain a flashing red light. That means some kind of hardware errors. But trouble shooting is not easy : Most gamers think there are CPU overheat problem but actually not the reason. You need some killer methods to fix and test it. Do you know it's just waste your time and money if you send to somewhere repair - because the same problems will be back after then. The best way is to learn the repair techniques of yourself.
There is a PS3 DIY Repair Guide: The author use text and video to show you how to use your hands to open your console and do some maintenance and fixes, at last you are amazing that why you can do that yourself. The best part is you can help your friends too!

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the ps3 has a self over heat over ride which turns the ps3 off when getting too hot. if you left it on for long periods of time that might be the problem , if the sensor for the heat is falty that might be the problem or your ps3 might just need cleaning. EG/ to clean just get a vacume and **** all the dust out from the vents on tom and side

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according to my intelligence,, it is the ps3 that is fake..

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The hoover keeps switching on and off automatically.


Sounds to me like there is either a loose wiring in the pedal or mains power cord. Check that the plug is secure. Check both filters though - one behind the bag (usually square and slides out) as well as the main exhaust filter at the back between the power on and cord rewind button. I used to own many Telios models but they are known to have cheap shearing cords which can only be replaced by a Hoover repairer. Sometimes the On pedal can be affected as well particularly if it has been stamped on heavily.
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It's a over heating issue. Make sure it isn't on carpet, in a closed cabinet, or any other enclosed area, also make sure it isn't next to a heating vent. Let it cool down for a few hours, and it should be ok.

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Ps3 keeps switching off


It's overheating. That's why it works longer the first time and you have to wait a few minutes for it to cool. Try using some compressed air and cleaning the vents out below. If that doesn't work then you'll have to remove and replace the thermal compound on the GPU and CPU.

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