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PS3 Freezing issue, I Fixed it :DD

Alright every one here u go: How to Fix the PS3 freezing thing.

**Note** if ur PS3 under warranty then send it to the nearest Sony servece center and DONT do what im ganna say below okkk

in order to FIX the freezing thing u have to open ur PS3 and u do it like this
1- on the side of ur PS3 where ur Hard Disk location there is a lable above it teling u not to remove that label, the hell with that just remove that lable ok.
2-u will find some kind of a very weird screw u have to use a certen screw driver to remove it so be careful u dont wanna damage it
3- after removeing that screw bring a knife and softly remove the black cover.
4-u will find a lot of screws right there remove them all and remove that metal cover too.
5-after that u will see only 2 mane things -A- the blueray player -B- the processor of the PS3.
6-Remove the processor and bring a HAIR DRAYER and start clean it very well u will see a lot of Dust there.
7- replace the processor back and all the things u've removed earlier
8- while ur PS3 is turned OFF were no ight ON keep ur finger over the EJECT touch butoon dont remove ur finguer ok, now turn ur PS3 from the back ON the PS3 will star makeing a very very loud noise after that u will hear a beep beep and lights off,
9-start ur PS3 normally and ENJOY and THAAAANK ME VERY WELL
:DDDDDDDDDDDDD i did that a couple of weeks ago and now my PS3 ROKS
have fun guys and by the way THIS SHOULD FIX THE RED LIGHT THING TOO :D

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