My lovely 40gb PS3 which I've had for nearly 3 years seems as though it's on it's last legs....
It boots up ok and you can start playing games etc for about 5 mins and then 3-beeps later, it switches off and the power lights starts flashing red.. It's defo not a YLOD issue but I am guessing that it's more like a overheat issue.
I have it lying down and it has enough room for airflow. I have also opened up the PS3 up till the BD drive (not got the courage yet to delve deeper..) and used an air compressor to blow out as much dust but it still has the same issue... I also took out teh hard drive and used the air compressor on that as well but no joy.
Apart from opening up the PS3 even more, is there anything I can do? Has anyone experienced taking the PS3 to a repair shop/Sony to repair? Or just call it a day and upgrade? I could always cheekily box it up and sell it to a dealer as I guess they don't keep the console running for more than 5 mins while testing it.. But I'd rather keep it.. sentimental **** that I am.