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My PS3 won’t start up?


I just got my PS3 about 2 weeks ago and it was a Sony refurb 80gb 2 usb PS3. Multiple times, when I am using it, the PS3 turns off for what seems like no reason, mostly when I am playing games, but even when I am in the web browser or Playstation Store. Then I flip the switch off then on. The red light shows but when I power it on, it turns off automatically before the fan even goes. After anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours it will work again, but then shut off after a short time. I don’t know why it does this and my only hunch is that it is a power supply problem, but I don’t know. I have heard of it being like that but the only info on power supply problems I can find are for PS3 slims while my PS3 is a fat. Anybody know how to fix this.

My hunch for why it is a power supply problem comes from: [url is not allowed]

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  1. The reason the red light is showing is because the GPU and the CPU have overheated. I think the reason that you are seeing it work again is sometimes as the solder cools down it can reconnect.

    Eventually though it will stay on the red light.

    To fix you need to stop the heat build up getting to the GPU and the CPU – you can send it in or you can fix it yourself from home.

  2. *Facepalms* Why the hell would you buy an old, used, refurbished PS3 for? What’s wrong with you? What a waste of money. Go return it and go buy a new PS3 like you should have done in the first place. Silly person. Refurbished means it will just break down soon again. PS3 Fat and Slim models use the same power supply by the way.

    But again, go RETURN that piece of crap excuse of a PS3 and go buy a NEW SLIM PS3. NEVER buy used. EVER. ALWAYS buy NEW. Especially something like a PS3 or any other electronic. It’s common sense and easy as hell to get ripped off otherwise (which you clearly did.) So be smart now, and get a new Slim please.

    Hope that helps.

  3. Just mail it to Sony, says it is defective and you would like a replacement. OR take it to a business or a person that is good at fixing Playstations, etc., and have them take a look at it and have them figure out and fix the problem.

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