Why does my PS4 overheat & turn off after opening any game?
My PS4 is turning off immediately after I open up any game, disc-based or not. The PS4 first gives an on-screen warning that the PS4 is overheating, shortly followed by the light bar on the PS4 flashing a red color, 3 beeps, then a black screen. It does not, however, immediately turn off when I am on the main screen, only when I open up a game. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? (Additional information: it's the optical drive/HDD area which is overheating, and every time I turn the PS4 back on, it searches the HDD in the same fashion as though I installed a new one, and comes up with the error message that the PS4 what not shut down properly.)
Thanks in advance!
EDIT (2020.04.22): First off, wow I did not realize people even looked at this thread. Second, I want everyone to know I ended up sending my console to Sony, who kindly repaired it even after the warranty had expired (IIRC I only paid for shipping, it’s been so long IDEK). Thank you to Tronics as well as the many people who I have neglected these past (wow) 4 years for your wonderful tips, and best of luck to those who may have this problem in future. Stay savvy.