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ps3 fat problem. please help

#1lilscruffPosted 2/24/2013 7:29:09 PM
My ps3 shuts off randomly while playing games. sometimes it will play for hours sometimes minutes. this happens both during disc games and downloadable games. Is there a solution to this or do I need to buy a new ps3
#2Chass1990Posted 2/24/2013 7:31:52 PM
It's overheating, I suggest you back up the saves cauz you're hittin YLOD soon.

You could try to reapply thermal paste if you haven't ever gotten YLOD yet, but fats tend to get one sooner or later...
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#3zyrax2301Posted 2/24/2013 7:32:16 PM
Mine used to do that occasionally - it's due to overheating. Does the fan kick into high gear soon after turning the console on?
Why? Because **** you is why.
#4lilscruff(Topic Creator)Posted 2/24/2013 7:34:27 PM
yes the fan will turn on high after a few minutes. So it looks like I will be trying thermal paste and backing up the ps3
#5zyrax2301Posted 2/24/2013 7:36:53 PM
I'd start making regular backups every month or so, if you're not already a member of PS+.

Replacing the thermal paste is definitely a good idea, but if you're not sure what you're doing it's probably a better idea to just avoid losing as much as possible when the inevitable occurs.
Why? Because **** you is why.