Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Playstation 3 seems to be broken!

My ps3 suddenly froze while playing madden 09, then when restarted it displays a strange pixelated screen. Sometimes I hear the startup sounds, but pix screen is all that comes up, and sometimes nothing comes up at all. Do you have any ideas what may be wrong? Any help would be awesome, I dont want to send it to Sony...

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Your system needs servicing. A very few PS3 have the system get hot enough to trigger a soldering issue that leaves the system in this state. If it's under warranty, your cheapest bet is to send it to Sony, If you bought it from EB Games or Gamestop with a valid warranty, you may be able to exchange it for a refurbished unit.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Screen freezes


its broke. take back to store. likely issue with graphic processor overheated one too many times. PS3's are best run in small cramped wooden enclosures that dont allow air in. err no thats not right.... that kills them.

Aug 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

1 Answer

PS3 froze occassionally and now games won't load


I wish it was just the lens. However you as many of us, will need to replace the HDD (Hard Disc Drive) of the machine. And yes Sony will do that for the $.

Aug 17, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

1 Answer

Game freezes and screen gets full of static


open your PS3 up and use a dust cleaner to blow the dust off!it could be overheating. and if that works next time you play pull it out of a confined place and when youre done wrap it in a towel and put if where it should be to prevent dust getting in

Aug 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 Madden 09 runs slow in middle of game


You might wanna get disconnected from the internet in any way.
Go into the settings and network settings to get disconnected.How long do you play anyway?

Jan 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My ps3 freezez image but keeps playing


What you have to do is to turn off your PS3 an then , hopefully, you PS3 will save the data

Dec 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Madden 09 freezing..


The updates should be downloaded automatic (make sure you have your console connected to the network). The update should fix your freezing problems.

Sep 24, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

Just a weird problem, can anyone help me?!


THERE COULD BE A THERMAL ISSUE WITH UR SYSTEM IF IT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY THEN GO AND DUMP THE MACHINE TO THE SERVICE CENTRE AND U WILL GET A NEW CONSOLE

Sep 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Ps3 won't play my ps3 disks or movies


sounds like the blu ray diode is burnt.
Send it to Sony for warranty replacement

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

Playing madden 09 online


If it says ea servers not available that means the servers are down for maintenance, this is not unusual for video game servers, happens once or twice a month....

Also keep in mind playstation servers and xbox server are totally different.

Aug 19, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

1 Answer

MADDEN 09


Take the game disc and stick it up yer ****

Aug 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

89 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Marc
Marc

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...