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Playstation 3 keeps turning off while i'm playing a game

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  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    PS3 turns it's self off after a couple of minutes being swithed on, can only presume it's over heating but it doesn't feel that hot but what else could it be?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    Ps3 turns off while playing game

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    it keeps cutting off then wont come back on until i keep pressing the on button several times

  • peterpj69 Sep 23, 2008

    My PS3 also turns off after a few minutes of use...I had it for over a year and I never had this problem, it is in a wide open space and it does not feel hot when I touch it...

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem, My ps3 is less than a week old and straight out of the box it will turn completely off after 10 minutes (sometimes more, sometimes less) Its brand new wtf? Its not hot at all...

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    can you tell me how to fix my ps3 it turns of after 5 min

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SOURCE: playstation 3

a patch is getting released tomorrow from sony to download and they told me it would fix all disc reading problems. hope this helps you

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Playstation 3 wont play PS3 Games

ok right so your ps3 wont read disks huh well first of all id like to say this has happened to me twice and it has worked perfectly for me and i quarentee it will work for you ...

first save all your data to a memory stick

secondly go to settings, system settings, and format your ps3 by clicking on full format this will delete all your filles :( but will refresh your ps3


BTW this formatting thing will take atleast 4 hours so just leave your ps3 on and chill out watch t.v or something :)

hope this helps

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: problem with playstation 3 games and blue-ray

I had a similar problem. My PS3 was not starting the game discs when I inserted those to the PS3. Also those game discs were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine.

Actually I was able to start the game disc with a special trick, which required start some application, such as a downloaded game, let it start, and then hit the PS home button. The game disc title then shows up under the game menu and from that point remains viewable until the disc is ejected or the console is turned off.

In case you have the similar problem, I was able to fix this problem by executing the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After the PS3 has executed this DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again under the game menu and are also starting automatically when inserted to the PS3.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: playstation 3 keeps crashing

two problems. 1) not reading games or movies is due to a bad laser. It needs to be replaced depending on the model it will take a kes-400aaa(60,80gb and some 40gb) or kes-410a all newer ps3's use this laser. 2) Crashing online can be due to the system over heating. Make sure the system is horizontal never stand them up verticle this causes serious cooling issues. Also these units do get filled with dust and animal hair which cloags the vents. I have noticed that the ps3 runs much hotter when a wireless internet connection.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: playstation 3 froze on game now wont play any games

unplug everything, clean the discs, plug in and try again

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my playstation 3 keeps cutting out after 15

apparently the processor was knackered which is quite common and it was more economical to buy a new ps3 than repair the old one.

thanks for your time

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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