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Ps3 problems playstation 3 freezes after 10 min then when you reset the game it cant read the disc My son just got Madden09.  He popped it in and it started to update the system.  The system rebooted and now it won't read ANY disks.  No PS3, no music, no movies.  Reformatted the drive, still the same.  The load circle just sits there and nothing loads.  Called Sony, they're sending a prepaid box for me to ship it back to them.  I got it for him for Christmas so we're still under warranty.  If you're out of warranty, I'd complain seeing this is a wide spread problem.  Good luck

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  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    my ps3 was working fine me and my husband was watching a movie and then he wanted to play the game and it would not read the disc.

  • mdm248111 Sep 26, 2008

    same thing i reformatted my hard drive like 3 times and whenever i try to play a game it still screws up

  • Grneyedldy Oct 03, 2008

    OK everyone...I got my prepaid shipping box exactly 1 week ago. Sony sent it to me UPS 3 day select. The box they sent me was an Overnight. They received my PS3 on Monday and it's due to arrive at my door today. Not too shabby. Total time from my first call to report the problem to the working unit back in my hands, 12 days. Not hearing my son complain that "there's nothing to do"....PRICELESS!!! :-) (couldn't resist)

  • jharland01 Oct 18, 2008

    same problem as others have posted. load a cd, dvd, bluray, or game and nothing happens, does not recognize any of them. so much for watching movies or playing games. can only surf the internet now, wow.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    my ps3 keep freezing up and couldnt read any of the discs i put in . i simply solved the problem by crushing girlfriend got it for me for xmas at about $540 and a year and 3 months later it went wanted another $158.31 to fix it with only a 3 month warranty would more than likely only last 4 months.the funny thing is that i only played it a little on the weekends and had a cooling fan on it and kept it covered when i wasnt playing on it.still wanted to freeze up?i also talked to friends online and in person theyrs lasted bout the same time ,just after warranty.talked to playstation about getting in a 2 year warranty and the lady said that it has been talked about.


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Funny the same thing happend 2 me HELP!!!

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

I called Sony.  This is a known problem.  They were very helpful.  They're sending a prepaid box for me to ship it back to them at no charge.  Turn around is 7-10 days after they receive the unit.  I am, however, still in warranty.  DO NOT open or break the seals on the unit.  That will void your warranty with them.  I have heard that if you're out of warranty, it will cost $150 to fix the Sony...not a kid on youtube...I think that's worth a $500 system...although if this is such a wide spread problem...they should fix it even out of warranty...remember when you call...the squeaky wheel gets the grease...tell them you're aware that this is a problem and plastered all over the internet and you're obviously not the only one with the just might get you fixed at no charge...couldn't hurt...good luck

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Go to u tube watch some dude repair his mine worked after i did it you will have to watch it alot though..

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Well you've done the right thing.This is probably the best way to repair it.I ahve had the same problem.My PS3 returned in about 2 weeks.

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