Getting Scared...

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by sonicflash12, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. sonicflash12

    sonicflash12 Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    So like any other day, I was playing mw2, but the thing is while i was playing right in the middle of it the ps3 just shut down and then there was a red light blinking, i had no idea what it was and just pushed it, it returned to the normal red light like it was off, then i pushed it again and the ps3 started up with the message, that basically said this console wasn't turned off properly here's how, so i concluded that it was because the ps3 overheated this happen, so i made the room colder, and cleaned out a lot of dust from the ps3

    Later after a couple of hours, i went back to play and after like 15 min of playing, the same thing happened again, it shut down with a blinking light, i pushed the button and it went back to normal, i pushed it again and it started up with the message, and then the xmb. The room i was playing in was cold, and the ps3 was clean

    Why did this happen, and could it lead to yellow light, what could i do to possibly fix this.

    O and it's a 40gb ps3

    Pls and Ty

    o and srry for making two thread/forum things out of this...
  2. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
    If it's just a red blinking light it just means it's overheating and it shuts itself off to cause any damage, nothing to worry about if you take good care of it, go and buy one of those fans that attach to it and cool it down like this
  3. CasperH

    CasperH Newbie

    I wouldn't say ''don't worry''...
  4. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    Definitely sounds like its dying.
  5. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    I'd also recommend getting a fan for that. I certainly would do the best for an expensive console like that.
  6. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    Mine's done the same thing playing MW2 and it was annoying. It's just over a year old. ¬¬
  7. tobi9859

    tobi9859 Advanced Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    United States
    My ps3 froze on the internet browser [​IMG] . i had to restart it...
  8. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    Seriously there have been so many hickups lately with all these PS3's what the hell is going on ? [​IMG]
  9. ComplicatioN

    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

    Aug 23, 2008
    Thousand Sunny
    Agreed, fan helps a lot, if you have overheating problems.