The PlayStation 3 Slim is the second version of the PS3 video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released September 1, 2009.

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System shuts down during gameplay won't turn on for hours.

Recently my PS3 would run a game normally and while playing the system would shut off completely there is no blinking lights nor is the red standby light on. I can unplug it and it won't come back on and the light may come back on after a few hours. The time when the system shuts off is intermittent but once it does it stays Down for hours as if it was unplugged all together.

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Probly overheating. Need to open it and clean out the dust and replace the thermo pasted should fix it.

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It can also turn off quickly without signs of overheating normally if for example I play uncharted two I can play the first part then it suddenly turns off. Anything else could

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Could also be the hard drive maybe doing it. Or could be the power supply.. You would need a muti meter to check the power supplyl for the hard drive you can try going to the secret menu and trying option 2 and 3 to see if that helps. Really without seeing it. Justed kinda guessing.

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