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PS3 Shuts Down Randomly

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24 Dec 2009
By Ianomo

Hello,

 

I had an original PS3 which i sold and replaced with the new PS3 slim which i love. As of late it seems to be shutting down after a certain amount of time with no warning as if i had a power failure but every other thing that is plugged into the sockets stay on its just the PS3. I have tried just about everything reformatting it restoring the hard drive downloading the new firmware and installing it it still shuts down tho if i leave it off for long periods of time it'll last about 5-8 min then shut down reducing the time it will be on each time i start it up. Sometimes it sounds as if the fan just shuts off because it is completely quiet. Also this is another predicament i am in. I am in the US Navy stationed overseas I purchased my PS3 from the NEX and I cant take it back to them they say because I've had it for to long and i don't think i can ship it to get repairs from Japan. If there are any fixes out there or some kind of help some1 can give me i would greatly appreciate it. Like i said before I think its a power issue and there is no warning before it shuts down it just turns off after an amount of time. Thank you again for your help and/or reference.

 

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   Ian

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Does it happen whilst you are using it gaming/movie or is it just when you leave it on?. Is nex a US shop or UK?..

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it shuts down if im playing watching or just letting it stand. The Nex is kinda world wide but only on military bases.

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Same thing happened to me, just powers off, no light on have to turn it off at the wall and then turn it back on. I sent it away to get repaired and it arrived back yesterday after the maximum 3 weeks with no contact from them. Guess what?? Same thing happened, shutting down as before, not very happy they are now wanting me to send it back to get repaired again and wait another 3 weeks. First will be writing a letter saying how unimpressed I am with all this.

 

Good luck I recommend you send it away and hope it gets repaired.

 

Cheers

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veg-freak wrote:

Same thing happened to me, just powers off, no light on have to turn it off at the wall and then turn it back on. I sent it away to get repaired and it arrived back yesterday after the maximum 3 weeks with no contact from them. Guess what?? Same thing happened, shutting down as before, not very happy they are now wanting me to send it back to get repaired again and wait another 3 weeks. First will be writing a letter saying how unimpressed I am with all this.

 

Good luck I recommend you send it away and hope it gets repaired.

 

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The exact same thing happened to me! I just got the PS3 back from repair and it's turning off randomly again! Ahh

 

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This may be kind of irrelevant, but I had this problem with my PS2 slimline - turns out the problem was cracked solder in the power supply leading to a dodgy connection, I'm not sure accessible the power supply is in the PS3, but just re melting the solder on that could fix it. (Although this will void your warranty)
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Does anyone has a solution for this? Or did anyone had it fixed successfully? =(

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heat sink problemget a new one on ebay for 15 bucks n plug it in

 

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Does the PS3 feel hot when it turns off? it may be overheating
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no when the ps3 gets close to overheating the screen changes to a message saying the system will shut down now due to heat and after 30 seconds it shuts off and wont come back on unitl its cooled down a bit

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i guess im not the only one with this problem...

my slim has been doing that for 5 days now:((

 do any of you know what can be done or what is causing it??

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I have no idea if it's helping - but one guy at ND forum had such problems when playing UC3 - sudden shutdowns.

 

He turned off the HDMI-setting whether to control from other HDMI devices - and that helped him. It seems his unit got a signal to shut down from hdmi-features somehow.

 

It's kind of logical then that unit just shuts down and no questions asked.

 

But how this happends is another story. Some messup with firmware probably that corrupts memory giving signals that aren't there.

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this keeps happening to mine aswell, i've got a fan that plugs into the ps3 but the system still seems to overheat, going to take it into gamestation tomorrow and find out whats wrong with it cos it last for about 30 mins the *****. no lights on and have to leave it a minute. any ideas what it could be cos i've changed some settings but nothing seems to work :((

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