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4 years ago#1
I've never had this problem with my ps3 in the year or so that I've owned it, I was happily playing dragon age origins.. when I suddenly got some sort of error message (it didn't give me time to read it) then shut down, followed by a blinking red power light, what does this mean?
4 years ago#2
Sounds like the thing is overheating. Try to take a photo of the error screen.
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4 years ago#3
myotherhalfisevil posted...
I've never had this problem with my ps3 in the year or so that I've owned it, I was happily playing dragon age origins.. when I suddenly got some sort of error message (it didn't give me time to read it) then shut down, followed by a blinking red power light, what does this mean?

Possible overheat usually follows a shut down, were you able to boot the PS3 back up or ...
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4 years ago#4
Have you tried tuning it back on?

maybe its dead O_O
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4 years ago#5
Yes, it can turn back on, so that's my guess, I have a tendency to forget to turn it off at night. If I just turn it off more often will this problem not happen again?
4 years ago#6
I didn't read your whole post, but does the error screen have white text on a red background? I get this occasionally, it means one of your installled games is corrupt. Just delete it and re-download it, it should work then. Hope that helps :|
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4 years ago#7
No it was just a standard every day grey background with white text. For now I have turned it off, and will let it rest awhile.
4 years ago#8
IIRC blinking red light after sudden unexpected shutdown means overheating. Make sure your system has good airflow around it. Don't put it in a cabinet that has a back panel, for example.
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4 years ago#9
could over heating cause disc read errors too?
4 years ago#10
Depends. Overheating can damage pretty much every random thing inside your system. If it damages anything at all, usually the forced shutdown is before the temperature is high enough to cause damage. But if you turn it back on right after the shutdown, then it'll just heat up some more. That's when things start breaking. So yeah, it's possible.

Could also be your Blu-Ray drive or lens, of course. Maybe the system crashed because your drive died while playing.
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