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18 Aug 2009
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PS3 keeps turning off automaticly!

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Since August the 18th my PS3 keeps turning of automaticly and freezing. Then the power buttton on the front starts flashing red indicating to me that it has overheated. Therefore I left it to cool down for a night and vacummmed the vents to make sure theres no dust in it the next day. It still has not stopped it from freezing and turning off automaticly.

 

On August the 17th I imported 4 CDs with 15 tracks each to the PS3 hardrive. This left me with 10 GB free space. I have had my PS3 since November 2007 and it has been fine up until now. It first happened when I was playing Call Of Duty 4 online and it just completely froze so I had to restart the system. Then I went back on played a bit more of Call Of Duty 4 then it just switched off automaticly and then the power button started flashing red.

 

Can any one help me out here so I can get it fixed and working again. Im worried that it might be broken on the inside so I will have to get a new one.

 

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Basically you can fix it. There are methods on how to do this on Youtube. The problem you have is that the Motherboard has overheated and it causes your PS3 to have the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). I ended up just buying the new PS3 Slim and haven't had a problem since I bought it back in 2009 September the 1st. To be honest, its not worth fixing it just throw it away or if your still in warranty then return it.

 

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YLOD you can either send it back to sony for £150 or free (if its still in warrenty) or can be fixed yourself but only if you know how and have good hardware skills
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Yeah, I phoned them up and explained it to them and they said it costs £145 to replace it with a new one. They also said that it is completely broken. I was wondering if I could get all the saved stuff on my hardrive onto a new PS3. She said that you can't but im sure you must be able to do that.
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What model  is the ps3 60gb?
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Yeah its the 60GB model. Got it in November 2007.
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Back up all your saves.

 

If you have one, use an External HDD and use the back-up feature.

 

How long does your PS3 run without shutting off?

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I don't have an external hardrive. Can I use a huge memory stick to save everyting on it?

 

My PS3 last for about 1 to 2 minutes when I turn it on then it just turns of automaticly or freezes, one of the two.

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"I don't have an external hardrive. Can I use a huge memory stick to save everyting on it?

 

My PS3 last for about 1 to 2 minutes when I turn it on then it just turns of automaticly or freezes, one of the two."

 

Sure you can

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Mine does this but it doesent autimaticaly turn itself of but its a reconditioned ps3 frome sony because mine got YLOD and its only one day old :AngryDevil: :@ :@

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jAmmY-_-DodgeR wrote:

Mine does this but it doesent autimaticaly turn itself of but its a reconditioned ps3 frome sony because mine got YLOD and its only one day old :AngryDevil: :@ :@


 

 

call SOny back - refurb PS3s come with a 3 month warranty :)

 

not good though :(

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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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I have the exact same problem, might try buying a 60gb PS3 with a broken blu-ray drive and then swap mine with it I guess.
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It happened to me to im like green for a second then turns yellow and green for a seconds then it shuts down

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pretty sure my 3month warranty is up , as i got a reconditioned ps3 from sony as my last got ylod, why do they give u one thats just gonna ***** up within a few months its bs, i play elite tourny, have no 150 pounds for another , hoping they will send one for free if not im fkd (((( iv rebuilt hardrive, restored all, hoovered it, moved it in space so not hot,, turn on sign in then boom it beeps twice and turns off, red light flashes when it off, not like usual , u just see a red light on.  it happened 3x one day but after it would let me play a few hours, now it just does it as soon as i turn it on, i think its a loose connection inside any1 have any ideas how to fix or how much a shop would charge ?

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My own stays on for like a min sometimes it doesnt even cut on

 

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Basically you can fix it. There are methods on how to do this on Youtube. The problem you have is that the Motherboard has overheated and it causes your PS3 to have the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD). I ended up just buying the new PS3 Slim and haven't had a problem since I bought it back in 2009 September the 1st. To be honest, its not worth fixing it just throw it away or if your still in warranty then return it.

 

James

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you dont need to throw your ps3 away mine ps3 just did it 3 times and now its fine, i donno what happend but i moved it around a bit and some how it fixed its self

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My ps3 keeps doing the same thing if you get any info please message me

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