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11 Mar 2009
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HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

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I was just playing Killzone online there and halfway through a game my ps3 made 3 beeps and shut itself off. I started it up and went back into Killzone and then sure enough during a game the ps3 beeped 3 times and shut itself down. I know this can't be good as it's never happened before. Anyone know what might be causing this or have had this before?
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

Oh dear your ps3 is broken,I would phone customer services.
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

its overheating i think?
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If it's a 40GB or 80GB unit, then try the fan test (search the site for it).   It cleans out al the dust than can build up inside and block vents...   Also try a hoover on the vents...

revolver20: "The ps3 doesnt have any games that justify £150 more then any of its competition."
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

why doesnt anyone ever recommend leaving it off for a while and trying again tomorrow?

Just leave it for a while and try again after a few hours.
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??


dro654 wrote:
why doesnt anyone ever recommend leaving it off for a while and trying again tomorrow?

Just leave it for a while and try again after a few hours.

 



Because under normal circumstances, it will never get "too hot". If it is, then either the temp sensor is faulty (contact Sony), or there is a blockage internally or externally that is stopping cool air coming in and/or hot air escaping... " Try again tomorrow is not really a fix..."

revolver20: "The ps3 doesnt have any games that justify £150 more then any of its competition."
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

I would try your suggestions if i had the same problem.
However, i don't think that phoning Sony should be the first port of call.

If i did that when my ps3 refused to work, I wouldn't still be on my first console since June 07.
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

mine does this sometimes too, but only when it crashes during net surfing and has to be turned off by holding the power button.
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Mohamid-the-Tedy wrote:
Oh dear your ps3 is broken,I would phone customer services.
Your name :smileysurprised: Very...cutting :smileytongue: If you'd have been around when the whole LBP music thing was going on that would've been fun :Lol:
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Re: HELP!!! PS3 'Beeps' 3 times then shuts down??

. This is what mine was doing for a couple of weeks up untill it packed it in last week n got ylod

 

 

 

 

 

Btw bet every claims im a fake YLODer now 

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