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Old 04-15-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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PS3 - 'System has become hot' message

Was playing some MW2 this morning when a message suddenly popped up in the top-right corner of the screen saying 'System has become hot.....' and the PS3 turned itself off before I could read the rest.

Tried doing some googling and couldn't really narrow it down to what the problem is. Some people say it's sign of imminent hardware failure, others say just ventilate it better.

It's a 120 GB slim model that I got through the PokerStars VIP store at the end of November last year. I keep it well ventilated and I had been playing for about 90 mins before I got the message.

I'm about to try getting hold of Sony support, I was just wondering if anyone has the same problem? If so, any luck resolving the issue?


Edit:If it is about to die, how do I go about saving all my data? Is a standard memory stick enough for the job?


Any help much appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: PS3 - 'System has become hot' message

I can only comment on your edit.

I have tried a 4gb stick and the automatic save-all function and the ps3 told me to gtfo because 4gb are not enough. So i had to manually copy all the savegames on the stick, and they are quite small. Even a 64MB stick would be more than enough for the savegames.

I guess they save a list on a Sony server, what stuff you bought in the PSstore, and allow you to redownload it. But im not sure about that.

Trophies are synchronised with their server, so just make sure to go online one time.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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I guess they save a list on a Sony server, what stuff you bought in the PSstore, and allow you to redownload it.
You can download everything as many times as you want
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: PS3 - 'System has become hot' message

I will tell you that the msg + the PS3 turning itself off is almost certainly temperature/overheating related. You can ventilate the system as well as you can, but if the mfg forgot to put thermal compound on a heatsink somewhere for example then there's nothing you can do short of sending it back to the oem.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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You can download everything as many times as you want
I can confirm this too.
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I will tell you that the msg + the PS3 turning itself off is almost certainly temperature/overheating related.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:00 PM   #7
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Re: PS3 - 'System has become hot' message

And they don't make an intercooler for the slims yet.. Mine gets pretty hot too..

My buddy says he bought the W@W map packs but had to send his PS3 to Sony and now cannot get the map packs..
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:02 PM   #8
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i thought ps3 is always hot :P
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well OP made it sound like he wasn't sure
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #10
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Spot the hidden brag..
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
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Spot the hidden brag..
He owns a PS3 instead of an XBox?
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:25 PM   #12
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Spot the hidden brag..
"It's a 120 GB slim model that I got through the PokerStars VIP store"
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:23 PM   #13
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Where is your PS3 located? You do not want the thing on carpet and if you can avoid it you don't want it somewhat enclosed. I have mine out in the complete open on a little block. A big hardback book (I use a teaching textbook) works as well. If I'm having somewhat of a long session I just lift the PS3 up and flip the book over to the cool side.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:26 PM   #14
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I wonder if a laptop cooler would work plugging in the USB to the PS3?
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:39 PM   #15
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I wonder if a laptop cooler would work plugging in the USB to the PS3?
They make intercooler fans for the Fat ps3.. It clips onto the back of the ps3 and helps circulate the air..

Well I found one for the slims..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...YKO-_-79213025
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