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I am a PS3 owner and have had the device repiaired by Sony previously. Once I got it back it was all ok; now its happening again (2 months out of warranty now!!) While in gameplay the tv screen would start to flash a little; eventually it would lose sound and then picture completely. Sometimes it would turn off; others times the screen would be blank but the HDD & network lights woud be flashing. Either way, the only thing to do was to unplug the device, wait a while (normally an hour or so) aand then try again. The best I've got out of it is 20 minutes, very frustrating. The case does not seem to be too hot and I have purchased an aftermarket cooler that plugs into one of the USB ports but this does not seem to make any difference. Any ideas before I take it to someone to try and get it fixed? Thanks, Troy

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You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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