Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
It doesn't sound like an overheating issue, more of either a disc read issue or firmware issue.
Please try my following tip for re-installing the firmware. If this does not fix it then try cleaning the laser lens.
Failing that, if it is an overheating problem usually it will tell you with an onscreen prompt or shut down with a flashing yellow light
Turn your Playstation 3 off into standby mode (red light on)
Press and hold the power button. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off back into standby mode (red light on). You must now release the power button.
Press and hold the power again. The Playstation 3 will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.
Your Playstation 3 will now start up with a screen asking you to connect a controller via USB. Connect your controller and then press the PS button.
A menu will now be displayed on screen. Select option 3 "Restore File System". This will then ask you to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the system restore. Accept whatever the Playstation 3 says
Hopefully this will cure the problem on its own.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 29, 2011
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