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PS 3 Freezes

When you put a game in the playstation starts to load it then it freezes and you cant even get back to the homescreen at that point you have to turn off the playstation

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  • timimartins Oct 11, 2008

    exactly as above. please help!

  • gkite2 Oct 12, 2008

    I will be playing a game then without warning FREEZE and need to manually shut off the console. I do not have my console hooked up to the internet but do have the capacity to do so. I don't know how to update the console. Please let me know what I need to do to resolve this problem.


  • joe_leung_7 Oct 12, 2008

    a few minutes into playing a game first the sound will go which generally preceeds the ps3 freezing! have to turn system off, please help

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    I have the same problem! This all seems to have happened on the same day or close to it. My ps3 just stopped working correctly. I put the game in and it freezes! I have to turn off the system manually! Something weird is going on, I swear.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. It's so screwed up.

  • C9Boo Oct 13, 2008

    ps3 game want turn on

  • tonychums Oct 13, 2008

    i will be playing a game and it will freeze big issue is i reformatted the the systems( the whole system) it didnt work dont do it.

  • smithy_ty Oct 14, 2008

    yeah around 8:45p.m. ish central u.s. my ps3 started running funny.... it would freeze then start then freeze.. (outside of game like when i went to go change a setting or something aka in the home screen) and when i did try to play my game, it would flash the norm playstion 3.. then freeze...then in a little start.. then freeze... for good.

  • nicogar23 Oct 15, 2008

    i have the exact same problem as smithy_ty. after updating my ps3 to
    the latest system version, i turned it back on and on the main menu
    everytime y press an option it will freeze, and i will have to turn it
    off manually. also when i try to play a game, the ps3 logo will appear
    and then after the screen will just go black and stay like that for

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    I was playing games just fine a few days ago, I turned the system off as you normally would, I left home and was away from home for a couple days. When i came home i wanted to play some games and all of a sudden the damn thing would freeze up and be unresponsive I would have to get up and turn it off manually. So I called sony and told them of the problem and they now want me to send in the machine for warranty service, I've tried everything else so I guess this is my only course of action left.

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

    PS3 is one of the most. amazing gaming device but like othercompetitorgaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezingup. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up.

  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner May 11, 2010

    have you recently updated the ps3?



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Idk if this works..... but what i did/tried was i just turned my ps3 off for about 7 hours or so, i unplugged its power cords, and all that junk, then after 7 hours or so, i powered it back up, and it had a message saying, some of your data may have been corrupted, press the ps button to fix this.. and ya it worked...

idk how it was corrupted.. i am only 15 so no i wasnt doing anything wrong... i was looking for themes... so ya people if you look for "ps3 themes" be careful i clicked on the first one that poped up, and ya.. so just be careful!

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I did a full system restore and the new patch is still on the system i cant seem to get rid of it ever since i download this new patch i cant play my old ps2 games longer than 10 mins I think patch itself is problem but i format my drive and did every option but no luck it formats and restores but new patch still installed??????

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Honestly Have you tried doing a full system restore yet? I've heard of this fixing various issues before. I think it completely formats the harddrive though so be sure to make backups of anything important. this is about all that I can suggest and try not updating the system right away and then seeing if it locks up that way you can monitor what is going on after each update and if it is over heating you may need to move it or grab a usb fan for the unit.

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Yes. i just updated it before the problem started. but that was a very long time ago now. I called sony and they said to me to ring the sony office country of origin the sony product was bought. which is NO HELP TO ME AT ALL.
I just want to play my console. Someone please help.

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  • timimartins Oct 12, 2008

    how does one do a full system restore?

  • timimartins Oct 13, 2008

    how does one do a full system restore? when you cant do anything once the console is turned on. please help.

  • timimartins Oct 15, 2008

    i need a solution not all this garbage. does anyone know how to fix this console or what?


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