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03 May 2012
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ps3 switches off by itself

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Hi. ps3 switches off by itself when I play games or watching movies. To turn it back on I need to unplug it first, then switch it back on. It will only play for 20 mins max. Please help

 

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Try this troubleshooting guide. It may be that the internal power supply unit has developed a fault, but its best to see if it's something easier to fix first :)

Here's the guide: http://faq.en.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/414/p/491/session/L3RpbWUvMTMzNDQxMDQ0MS9zaWQv...

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When it switches off is there a brief yellow light or flashing red light at all?
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fi8767 wrote:
When it switches off is there a brief yellow light or flashing red light at all?

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Does the front light completely switch off, or does one of the above appear? ^^^

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The front light completely switch off. There is no brief yellow light or flashing red light at all. Nothing is flashing

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The front light completely switch off. There is no brief yellow light or flashing red light at all. Nothing is flashing
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If you leave it a few seconds and press power, does the standby light come back on?
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no. I have to unplug it for it to be on
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Does this turn off happen if you just leave it idle on the XMB for the same period of time?
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no, but a bit longer
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I would suggest trying a different power supply
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Try this troubleshooting guide. It may be that the internal power supply unit has developed a fault, but its best to see if it's something easier to fix first :)

Here's the guide: http://faq.en.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/414/p/491/session/L3RpbWUvMTMzNDQxMDQ0MS9zaWQv...
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