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This happen every so often, sometimes every hour. While playing GT5 or Red Dead Redemption (only games I actually play on it) the video would just cut out. its like the HDMI is unplugged. I thought it was my HDMI cable, so I tried 4 other ones and its still happening.

when I shut it off and start it back up it will sometime show the screen. Hot air is pretty much felt behind the exhaust. The ps3 sits horizontally in a wide open spot, with lots of ventalation and a cold air of 40-50F room temp.
I let it sit for a while and everything works like normal.

Anybody know of a solution? both my ps3 are having problems lol. My fat 60gb got the ylod last month, and now my slim seems like its overheating...
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16879213025&cm_re=PS3_cooler-_-79-213-025-_-Product
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Hmm, the easy way to fix that would be to with an intercooler like bob recommeneded, but i cant seem to understand why yours over heats when mine sits between 2 computers and does just fine....
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I dont know why either, and its sitting next to the window where cold air is leaking in lol.
I swear, the air coming out the exhaust is as hot as the air coming from my electrical heater.....
    
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This happened to me for a while, when playing god of war 3 and gt5. I realized that even though the area I had it in was spacious, it was recirculating the exhausted hot air back into the intake fan. Moved it next to my haf922 tower and the sidefan did a great job of wicking out the excess ps3 heat. Had no more issues. Hope this helps.

Also, although this may seem like common sense, try unplugging your ps3 for a day. Just a couple things I tried myself that seemed to help.
Edited by hollowtek - 2/13/11 at 7:22pm
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Those intercoolers actually do more harm than good.
http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26773261
It is recommended to actually get a laptop cooler and set your PS3 on it. If you have a PC 120mm fan, set it in front of the PS3 as the inlet vents are underneath the loading slots.

Also, when you play GT5, are you grinding for credits and xp for the endurance races. I know the endurance races takes foreeeeeeeveeer and during those times, do you leave the PS3 alone or do you monitor it once in awhile. I have actually finished one of the 24hr endurance race B-spec and I was to paranoid to leave the PS3 unattended for that long that I actually periodically monitored my PS3.

You are the first person I've actually read to report heat issues with the PS3 slim.
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having two ps3 being problematic in the same month is like a freak misfortune lol. The problem started last month, but it was rarely occuring, starting sometime around last week January/first week of February it started to occur more often.
I wonder if the warranty is still active??
I dont want to buy a PS3 as I am strapped for cash, the two I got were given to me lol.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RotaryKnight;12384328 
having two ps3 being problematic in the same month is like a freak misfortune lol. The problem started last month, but it was rarely occuring, starting sometime around last week January/first week of February it started to occur more often.
I wonder if the warranty is still active??
I dont want to buy a PS3 as I am strapped for cash, the two I got were given to me lol.

How long have you had the ps3 slim for? Also what model number is it?
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I had it since feb-march of 2010, dont remember.
I wont be home for February so I cant check the model till next month.
    
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It sounds like your PS3 slim is defective. frown.gif Is it blowing any air out of it? If it is the heatsink may have somehow come loose.
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