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Re: Best and safest way to turn off PS3??

I never shut mine down from in game after Borderlands and I think Assassins Creed 2 as they used to crash, so now I quit from in-game let it idle for a minute on the XMB (since I re-flowed it :smileywink: then turn it off after the Blue-ray dive stops.
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I usually quit to the xmb and check my messages before I turn the system off but I never turn it off completely, the stand-by mode uses very little electricity anyway and it's so convenient to be able to turn your system back on with the controller.

 

If a game locks up then it's a different story though. First make sure the hard drive light stops flashing as not all game freezes lock up your system (Fallout 3). Then press and hold the power button on front of your PS3 till it beeps, it will then shut itself down safely but your controller will stay on - to shut down your controller hold down the sony button (the one u use to exit games and shut down your system) for a few seconds until the light goes out on the controller. You can then turn your system back on using the controller.

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I never shut off while a game is on, quit to the XMB and then off from there.

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I would take the disc out first before shutting it down. Then again I have this weird OCD thing about leaving a disc in a machine.

 

My procedure is quit the game via XMB, eject the disc and then shutdown via XMB.

 

I don't think you are doing any damage doing it your way, like I said I have and OCD about leaving discs in the PS3.



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I hit the start button,exit the game and then select the turn off,A few times I did'nt know you had to do that and when I turned my ps3 back on I got an error message saying "ps3 was not turned off properly" :smileysurprised:,So then I realised you had to do it that way.

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..you're not.. supposed to get any problems, at least, if you use shutdown from the xmb or the ps-menu. Haven't seen a game have a save-game problem from that if you do it in game either, even during loading, since a few firmwares back..
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ytevo79 : you said re-flowed ?....was it a 60GB model?
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switch it off in game either by holding the ps button for 3-4 secs and chosing turn off

or press the ps button and navigate the xmb to turn off

 

no harm will come to it if you turn it off mid game just as long as its not saving or loading (sony put the feature in so it is safe)

 

I turn off my ps3 when not in use thats because I have had a two experiences with my pc tft monitors which I also used to leave on standby all the time. twice I went to bed and when I attempted to turn it on in the morning the monitor malfunctioned.

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This.

 

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Jonesy-ov-s5 wrote:
what i do is, press the ps button then press quit game and then i go over to the playstation and press the eject on the console and take out the game and then i press the power button on the console to shut it down, i dont like leaving a game in, just incase either it YLOD's or the blu-ray drive just all of a sudden dunt power up or the eject button dunt work.

 

Same.

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