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My ps3 after in hour of playing freezes and won't play

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  • phoenixstar Feb 02, 2009

    my ps3, while playing Littlebigplanet, just shut down, and i cen't get it on again. But its only with this game. i've played mgs4, heavenly sword, FEAR, and tons more but it only happens with this game. some say its overheating but other say its the game but i 've been playing lbp for months.

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This is a common problem that can be one or two reasons. One is that your PS3 is overheating during gameplay and is shutting down or freezing. If this is the case you should make sure your ps3 is clean of dust and is in a well insulated area. Try investing in an external fan that will keep your system cool during gameplay.

Secondly you may have a problem with the laser reader. If this is the case you will need to have it repaired by sony. You may be covered under a warranty, so please contact sony to find out your options.

You can contact sony by calling the number listed on the back of almost all of your video game booklets.

Happy Gaming and Good luck to you.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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