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22 Jun 2012
By soooofoffofoosos
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ps3 slim switching off after 30 or so mins

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I have had my slim for a few months under 3 years and fortunately still have my extended warranty cover.  However I have read the ps3 switching itself off can be something to do with the power supply lead and/or overheating, rather than the actual ps3. 

 

When my slim goes off , every light goes off and it wil not come back on straightaway  It has done this playing 2 different games and also last night with  no game in at all just at the menu.I do not play it excessively ( prior to last night It was 6 nights ago when i last used it)

 

I keep my ps3 pretty well ventilated and was hoping someone with far more knolwedge than myself on ps3's could give me advice on what to do next.

 

Thank you

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Seems like it is switching its self to avoid over heating.
Maybe the fan is busted.
I think if the PS3 gets to a certain temperature it shuts down to protect the mother board from over heating.
Phone Sony support.
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Thank you for the reply. I meant to put in my first post I actually watch quite a bit of tv/ movies thru my ps3 and seem to have no problems. 

 

This would back up what you said about the fan as I am sure a game with all the loading up takes more out of the ps3 than running a tv downloaded from the USB, would you agree?

 

Also any idea on price of the fans i presume I would have to get someone to install it too. 

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Price wise shouldn't matter as you say you still have your extended warranty so you can get it fixed for free, ring whoever you bought it from/ whoever you have the warranty with and if that fails, call sony and they will advise you.
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