PS3 keeps turning off

Hello,

I have a problem with my ps3 automatically turning off( the power is completely cut off with no lights showing) after being on for around 30minutes.

So I flipped the power switch on the back to get the red standby light on and as soon as I press the power button, it goes green for like less than a second and power is cut off again.

Not sure what is the exact problem

Any help?
Do you hear "beeps" as it turns off?
And does it show a Red LED light in place of the Green light?

EDIT:
Please state which model you have and how old it is. Thanks.
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Might be the Yellow Light of Death. :(

EDIT:
When you turn the ps3 on then when it turns off by itself, is the LED yellow for a split second?
@ Matrix - no beeps as it turns off, it's as if the power just cuts off

Model is PS3 Fat 80gb, had for 1-2 years

@ Capt Oats - No yellow light
Yeah, sounds like the symptoms of YLOD. I had that happen to me just a few months ago.

Watching a BD movie and then suddenly it just turns off on it's own. Turned it back on and played a game for about an hour, no probs. Then played the same movie again and the PS3 turns off after 10mins.

Next day I did it again, turns off...and didn't turn back On again! Just got Beeps and Red lights.

$150 later I got it fixed. This was a 60gb Model [at least it lasted over 3 years]. Didn't have anymore probs with it, but then again I just replaced it with a new 250gb Slim. ^_^

EDIT:
@illusion29: That is a strange one! Haven't heard of that symptom but I can only guess it's similar to the symptoms of YLOD?!? Something about an overheating chips inside.

All I can give you now is to get an advice from this member: mmgn.com/... and see what he says. Just PM with your issue and hopefully he can point out what it may be?!

Unless you've got an extended warranty on it, there's not much point getting Sony to fix it. They charge heaps more and you may not get your 'own' console back to you! All the best with your PS3 mate. :)
Try holding the power button when you turn it on. :O

But other than that, I don't know. :(

And what @Matrix6 said. ;)
clean it out replace the thermal compound with diamond Ic.

I can do it for you for $85. + return postage.

Damn, that was quick!! ;) :D
I'm having a similar problem. My PS3 160gb turns off after only being on a few minutes. I don't get any warning and no flashing lights. They system just shuts down. I have to press the power button to turn it on again. When I press it the power goes to a solid red as it does when you first plug into a power source then I press it again to turn it on which then goes a solid green.

ChrystaLee said: I'm having a similar problem. My PS3 160gb turns off after only being on a few minutes. I don't get any warning and no flashing lights. They system just shuts down. I have to press the power button to turn it on again. When I press it the power goes to a solid red as it does when you first plug into a power source then I press it again to turn it on which then goes a solid green.


@vyma100

Message this guy, he should be able to help. ;)
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cheers for the plug gentleman. I'm helping her out now.
Haha no worries. ;)

illusion29 said: Hello,
I have a problem with my ps3 automatically turning off( the power is completely cut off with no lights showing) after being on for around 30minutes.
So I flipped the power switch on the back to get the red standby light on and as soon as I press the power button, it goes green for like less than a second and power is cut off again.
Not sure what is the exact problem
Any help?



early stage of ylod
no it's not.

It's an incorrectly configured "over current protection" in the power supply unit.

ChrystaLee said: I'm having a similar problem. My PS3 160gb turns off after only being on a few minutes. I don't get any warning and no flashing lights. They system just shuts down. I have to press the power button to turn it on again. When I press it the power goes to a solid red as it does when you first plug into a power source then I press it again to turn it on which then goes a solid green.


160gb? The new console that was just released last month?

Bring it back.
similar problem with our PS3 160 gb. we just bought it for xmas and playing it for the first time and it keeps turning off with no warning. it only stays on for a few mins at a time....do we need to return it or are we doing something wrong??

aromine said: similar problem with our PS3 160 gb. we just bought it for xmas and playing it for the first time and it keeps turning off with no warning. it only stays on for a few mins at a time....do we need to return it or are we doing something wrong??



no ps3 should turn off automatically due to human fault ,as long as its getting reasonable ventilation but in saying that it would have to placed inside a box while in operation to only last a few minutes!
"Probably" sounds like you have a faulty machine. If you return it to sony im pretty sure you dont get your original one back and they send you out another refurbished unit that someone else has sent back for repair
That quick you should be able to return to the store
Does Santa do refunds? :P
I am having the same problem, i turn on the ps3, it powers on for about 5 seconds, then just shuts off, no beeps, just goes back to standard solid red light???
www.consolepal.com.au...

:D :D :D :D I'll fix it for you mate.
okay so my ps3 was working good i havent had it for a year yet and my system started turning of no blinking lights or beeping what so ever and it gets hot ,when i turn it back on for a sec green shows and turns off no red or yellow light nothing just shuts down ,anyone kno what can be wrong with my system?
its frustrationing me alot its a older fat model =_=
You should give @vyma100 a call, he can probably steer you in the right direction.
I have a 160gb slim and when i turn it on it beeps once, the light turns green then immediately goes out and I'm not getting any power. What could be causing this?
 
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