[Answered] PS3 shuts off randomly after replacing blu ray lens
Okay, before everyone tells me to call Sony and ask for a "coffin" to exchange my PS3, please read my story first.
I've had my PS3 for about 2 years now. So it's out of warranty. I've opened it up and replaced the KEM-400AAA by myself. It's DEFINITELY out of warranty. I'm going to get decked with the $150 charge or more or Sony may not even help me out.
So anyway, I've replaced my KEM-400AAA with much success. My PS3 is now able to play disc games better than ever. It'd be great, but it seems like now my PS3 can't stay on for more than 20 minutes. I don't know if it's an overheating problem but I know that it does not go into standby after shutting off. There is no "beeping three times" and there is no red light. It shuts off and it stays off. Even toggling the power switch a few times does not bring it back to standby. I usually have to unplug it, forget about it, come back, re-plug it and it'll turn on again.
Any suggestions as to what could've happened? I did rip the optical sensor wire as I was opening the blu-ray drive but that shouldn't impose a problem like that, right? I'm obviously not afraid to open it up again and replace another part but I have no idea what part could be broken now! Please help guys and much thanks in advance. I have this topic on the Playstation boards but I feel like no one will help. @_@
Best Answer -
Posted by dock12
I dont think a short circuit is causing the problem. If it is usually about 20 mins before it shuts down I bet its about heat/cooling the system.
cooler, heatsink, dust ... I cant guarantee anything but it sounds like this kind of trouble.
Anything else would cause instant trouble like not booting at all.