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PS3 won't shut down

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It's sat there with the green light flashing, like it usually does for a few seconds before it turns off.

 

Only it's been there for several minutes with the green light flashing and it's not responding to anything. The screen is black as if it was off aswell but the fans and such inside are still going.

 

Halp. :smileysad:

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WhiteAlexander wrote:

It's sat there with the green light flashing, like it usually does for a few seconds before it turns off.

 

Only it's been there for several minutes with the green light flashing and it's not responding to anything. The screen is black as if it was off aswell but the fans and such inside are still going.

 

Halp. :smileysad:


 

just flip the switch they will do it then reboot it to make sure everything is ok
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I was a bit reluctant to do that as the hard drive light keeps popping on and off, but looks like there isn't much choice.

 

I'll wait a couple more minutes then do that.

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This has happened to me multiple times before.

As said, just use the switch at the back of the PS3.

It hasn't caused any problems doing so either, and I've done this quite a few times.

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Alright, used the switch and all seems fine. Folders intact and all.

 

Thanks guys, panic over. :smileyhappy:

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Hold down the Standby button until it turns off. Usually takes about 20 seconds; maybe a little more but it should turn off if you hold it long enough.
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Hold down the Standby button until it turns off. Usually takes about 20 seconds; maybe a little more but it should turn off if you hold it long enough.

I made sure to try that (after a number of game freezes, that seems to be the thing to fix that). It beeped but nothing happened.

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WhiteAlexander wrote:

fords30 wrote:
Hold down the Standby button until it turns off. Usually takes about 20 seconds; maybe a little more but it should turn off if you hold it long enough.

I made sure to try that (after a number of game freezes, that seems to be the thing to fix that). It beeped but nothing happened.


Sure you held it long enough though? :smileytongue:
Mine did the exact same thing yesterday when it froze. Green light continued to flash for about 3 minutes until I decided to hold down the Standby button. I say 20 seconds, it could have easily been 40,50, a minute etc. 

 

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Hm, I think so. :smileytongue:

 

I held it until it beeped, but no longer.

 

But oh well, things are fine now. :smileyhappy:

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Its real heart in mouth moment when the PS3 freezes, you hold down the power button and she beeps at you as if to say Oi I dont like that.  She finally turns off and you just have to check all is ok again, with one eye closed praying that when you press the power button all is well....Oh boy glad its back bud :Thumbs:
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