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Playstation 3 overheating ad shutting off. Even with added cooling fan.

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Have you made sure the heatsinks inside the console are properly secured and that there is thermal paste between the chip and sink?

Also make sure the console has a lot of space to breathe ie well ventilated area with lots of space around the side back and if you can prop it up.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Ps3 shut down itslef as soom it is on


If you've been playing it a long time it's probably overheated. Give it a few minutes to cool down. There may also be a problem with the fan that is causing it to shut off (which it is programmed to do, lest the system burst into flames after several hours of gameplay).

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games


Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

gameplay. I will start with the most common problem:

1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:

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2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:

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I have an 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle system. System shuts down after 10 minutes and when restarted or turned back on it will says that the system was shut down incorrectly.


Base from the description of your problem this can be an issue with the overheating of the unit, if this problem happen even when you're not playing or playing the possibilities of overheating is high.

Because if the shut off only happen when you play games on your PS3 what you can do here to correct the problem is to do a software update on it, but if the shut off also happen when not playing games the system is overheating and the fan on it may not be working fine and needs replacement.

So if the PS3 is still under warranty better take it to service center near you and have the fan replace or better yet have the unit replace.

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If it is overheating, it might be that the fan is not working correctly. If it just shuts itself off after a while, this is likely the problem. Try Sending it CPR in NYC. They do repairs on Playstation 3 with a one week turnaround time. Much faster than Sony, and Cheaper as well.
Check them out, you can easily ship your unit to them.
website is www.cpr-nyc.com

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Playstation 3 overheating is often caused by one of the following issues: poor ventilation of the unit, excessive dust build up in the unit, or a problem with the cooling fan itself. Clean the fan out with some compressed air and make sure it is getting proper ventalation

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Technical-Support-Help-Advice/ps3-overheating/m-p/5502031

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PSP freezes are usually caused do to overheating. This is a known issue ever since sony launched this cool console. The best way around this is get a USB powered coolant fan that will help cool the system and keep it from overheating even after sustained gaming for several hours. You can get one from the link below.
http://www.shopwiki.co.uk/Logic3+Cooling+Fan+for+Sony+PS3

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It sounds like an overheating issue, is your ps3 well ventilated? make sure it is not in a cabinet or an enclosed space. Get a vacuum and compressed air, blow out all the vents and then use your vacuum to **** out all the fine dust that you couldnt get out.

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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

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Try using a can of air to blow out the fan area. Even though its well ventilated it may be full of dust. It sounds like an overheating issue. Also look into aftermarket fan/cooling solutions, that dont plug directly into the PS3 and have there own outlet power plug.

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Sounds like there is a problem with your internal fan. It is most likely not able to cool down if the fan isn't working right so it is overheating and shutting off. You need to take it to SONY to have it looked at.

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