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My PS3 is old I can not tell if it over heats or want can you help

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Can someone tell me what my wep key is for my ps3 so i can connect to the intrnet?

i have a ps3 ond the remote wont turn the system on and when u get the systen turn on all the symbles shows up but u cant get into the only one that does work is the setting symble help me please the ps3 is only 6 mounts old

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 shut down and won't turn back on for more than a few seconds. I'm getting a flashing red light.

hi, the flashing red light is telling you that the ps3 has over heated and has shut down, here is a list of things you should do to try and solve your problem.

1. switch it off at the plug and remove all wires and leave it off till you have done the following.
2. have a good look at the air vents on the console and check they are free from dust or fluff, you can use a vac to vac out all the air vents to ensure no dust or fluff is stopping the air circulating around your ps3.
3. make sure your ps3 is on a flat surface and not being used whilst its on carpet.
4. never put your ps3 on top of anything like dvd player or sky/cable box, your ps3 needs to bo on its own with nothing near it that gives off any heat if its on a shelf this shelf needs to be open so air can circulate around the whole of the ps3.
5 plug back in all the wires make sure you ps3 has been off for at least 30 min and unplugged from the mains for this time, plug it all back in and then make sure your ps3 is on flat even surface then switch it on and see if it will come back on, if it does then make sure your ps3 is cleaned regular and all the vents are free from fluff or dust.

If it dont work then switch it off and unplug for 30min then stand the ps3 on its side and then try switching it back on.

if it still dont work then this is a clear sign damage has been caused due to over heating, now when you switch it on check if you can hear the fan coming on if you cant then this means the fan has over heated due to dust build up and this has then caused damage to the processor.
if you hear the fan come on but your ps3 still dont come on then this points towards the processor being damaged due to over heating and this will then need replacing.

if this is the case then you need to check if you have any warranty left on your ps3 and if you do take it back to where you bought it from and tell them whats happening and they will then exchange it for a new one.

if your warranty has ran out then the chances are the fan in your ps3 is the old type and its not up to the job of keeping the ps3 cool enough to stop it over heating, the problem with the old type of fan is that if dust builds up it will cause the fan to stop cooling and this then causes the processor to over heat, so what your going to need to do now is get your ps3's circuit board tested to find out the exact fault and to also see if their are any more faults as the cost of repair can be quite high.

if their are a couple of things wrong with it then the cost of repair would be more than the price of a new ps3 so you will need to get a quote on the best price and then decide what you need to do.

hopefully after giving the ps3 a good clean and let it cool down it should be working but if the damage has all ready been done then this is going to need new parts.

May 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Sony ps3 3 yrs old, wont read game discs but does read blue ray & regular dvd movies

It rarely actually helps to clean the laser for the PS3. It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

I buy mine at they run about $75 each.

I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

Jan 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Does not read the discs

my PS3 does not read the ps3 discs

Nov 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi, how old is your ps3? if its less than a few years I would think about getting on the PS3 website
with your model/serial number if its still under warranty you should get a replacement.
If its old and not under warranty it isn't that hard to replace a ps3 HD
It even tells yuo how to do it in your PS3 manual
Any 2.5" internal sata drive should do, and they are not that expensive
If you have lost your ps3 manual here is another guide on changing hard drive
good luck

Aug 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It heats upan i kant play more than 30 mins an wen it heats up its like realy hot idk wats wrong wit it its stop playing da game

Somthing is wrong with you air unit in your system and the reason it is shutting off is because a heating sensor is telling it gotta fix you air unit or keep a fan on the system while playing not try to disable the heating sensor because the motherboard will blow up

Jul 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 turns off

the answer is no they will not honor the warranty unless they do the work but your problem may be more simple than you think and cost no more than a can of pressurized air $2.00-$5.00 at any walmart. this is so cheap it cant hurt to give it a try. it has worked for me about 75% of the time. take a can of pressurized air with a tube nozzle open the DVD tray on your unit and spray a small amount in... just enough to blow dust out two or three small shots place an old cd in to cover the laser and shut it off. unplug it wait a few minutes and start by spraying air into the vents always use small pulses you should see dirt and other contaminants start to blow out continue until it clears up.

Do this to the processor heat sink this will blow off any dirt dust hair or other contaminants
and keep the heat down on your unit... If your unit is in a Environment of cigarette smoke this may not work... the cigarette smoke causes a build up of tar a sticky past like substance that will stick to the mother board and heat sinks like glue. when your done plug your unit back in take out the cd you used to cover the laser give it a pulse or two of air and put in a game and give it a try

remember you do this at your own risk always use small short pulses or blasts of air always keep the can upright and if you are not old enough to buy canned air have a parent help you remember you can damage your system if you blast it so hard it freezes moisture in the air it will short out your motherboard and kill your system

Jul 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Transfering data

its possible if u take the hard disc out from ur old ps3 and put it in ur newest 1(hard disk is on the left of ur ps3 bcareful wit the disk cuz it can be damaged super easily) if it works ur welcome but if it damages ur ps3 which u cant probaply cant ply again sorry O yeah read ur manual books 4 ta ps3 about ta hard disc and it tells u wat it should stay away from

Nov 23, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error message "8002AA01"

Common fault and a RMA is in order.


Tell them you need to RMA a PS3

Aug 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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