Why does my PS3 keep shutting down?

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Keeps happening in the middle of a game. Is it proper fecked or is there some trick to fix it?
 

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It’s a sign that you’re living in the past and need to get a PS4 or wait til next year for the ps5 ;)
 

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It shuts down with a beep then the red light flashes. It's not cramped, she's in a cushy spot.
 

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It shuts down with a beep then the red light flashes. It's not cramped, she's in a cushy spot.
How hot is it when it’s shutting down? Either it’s due to poor ventilation or there’s dust in the system.
 

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Might we worth opening it up and cleaning the inside with a can of compressed air. Might be full of dust causing it to overheat. Also, it's 2020. PS5 is coming out this year. Time for an upgrade.
 

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As mentioned couple of times before, probably due to dust or overheating. Fans wear out over time, and it might need to use more processing power for more recent games, hence it's not able to cool down anymore.

My first generation PS4 is like a leafblower when I played God of War or Red Dead Redemption, same issue.
 

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Dying hardware, it is old and on the blink.

Save up, get a PS5.
 

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If its overheating: just open your ps3 outside box and point a fan to it. Used to do it in the old days of the Pentium IV, had a large fan to keep it from crashing.
 

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Whelps! I've been gaming since before you were born.

Right, I'll try blowing it with air and a fan. I'm noticing it is really bad playing COD MW2 so not a new game. If I get a PS5 I'm guessing it won't run all my old games.
 

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Recently had a similar problem with my PS4 - took it apart and the fan was caked with dust. Removed it and been fine since.
 

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Sounds like it's reaching it's thermal overload and shutting off to protect itself. Is your fan going crazy? you probably need to take it apart and blow it out / clean it.
 

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Im just suprised your PS3 lasted all this time without any trouble. Its done spectacularly well. I remember an old PS3 of mine died from the red light of death like 10 years ago.
 

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Mine has started doing it quite frequently too although I only play worms so it's not like I lose any progress when I reset.
 

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PS4 won't play my PS3 games, right?
No, but you can pay for PS Now which let’s you stream a lot of them.

You could always just pick up another PS3 online, I don’t think they’d be too expensive.
 

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Take the power cord out then hold the power button down for 30sec - 1 min then put the power cord back in.
 

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PS4 won't play my PS3 games, right?
PS3 is one of the greatest consoles ever!

Free online play.
PS1 games
PS2 games *(early versions or hacked versions only)
PS3 games
Youtube
Netflix
Amazon Prime
Sky TV
CDs
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Blu Rays
It will play pretty much every format of video/photo/music you can throw at it.