PS3 Keeps shutting off, any clue why?
  • I was playing Madden on my PS3 and all of a sudden it just shut off. I wasn't anywhere near that button where you put your finger on it and it shut off. This is the second time it's happened in the past three days which was the first time it's ever happened. Any clue what could be wrong?
  • Does the standby light flash red when it 'switches off'...?
  • Rob C STAFF said:
    Does the standby light flash red when it 'switches off'...?


    Yes. It does the same thing as what it does when I shut it off manually by putting my finger over that senser to shut it down.
  • Maybe it isnt in a well ventilated room
  • shaddow said:
    Maybe it isnt in a well ventilated room


    That's probably why. The upstairs in my house isn't ventilated very well upstairs, so in the summer it's burning up and in the winter it's freezing. So if I move it downstairs I won't have that problem anymore?
  • Yes, you may be running into an overheating issue. If you move the system into a better ventilated area of the home things should sort itself out. Just don't put it into an entertainment console- if possible have it sitting in the open.