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Ps3 shuts off during gameplay

My 60gb ps3 keeps shutting off when i try to play gta4 and cod4, i was playing gta4 and about 20 min. into the game it just shut off, so then I started back up again it felt around it and it did not seem hot at all and started playing gta4 again and the same thing happened again after about 20 min. now when it try to play cod4 the game will start then while it is loading a mission it shuts off also when i try to use the internet the ps3 shuts off after about 5 min. i have taken it apart and cleaned all the dust out of it but that didn't work then i replaced the fan that didn't work then i replaced the thermal compound on the heatsink that didn't work. I can play ps2 games just fine use the xmb just fine and play movies just fine. i don't want to send it in for repair for $150 i would rather try to fix myself can anyone help?

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  • H Leon Apr 02, 2009

    Mine started to Glitch after the 2.60 Update,and it shut off last night while playing GTA4, and it did it to me just not while i was playing a demo.
    I got mine used and i slapped a 500 Gig HD.



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