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Solid state drive seems to freeze up my ps3

I upgraded my hard drive in my ps3 to a solid state drive and i notice the system freezes up a lot...any one else ran into this problem?

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SOURCE: ps3 freezes on all games

i have the same problem...

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That is the common "dirty disc" error. If it happens with every game, it more than likely means that your Blu-Ray diode is dirty. Do you have the PS3 in a dusty environment? Be sure to clean the vents on the side, above the USB ports and on the back of the PS3 on a daily basis. A quick swipe of a soft cloth will do.

You can try several solutions for your problem, the most common to buy a can of air and blow it inside the disc drive in hopes of cleaning the diode. You can also try a CD/DVD cleaning disc.

If it happens with every disc this could also mean a dreaded Blu-Ray drive failure, or in your case, one that is in the process of failing.

If cleaning it does not work, I highly recommend you give Sony support a ring.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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hey guys i fixed this...

its over heatings the CPU and GPU

you need to disassemble it...

then you need to replace the thermal compound with artic silver 5 as the stuff sony has put on is very dry and cracked, i have done this 4 7 of my mates PS3'S and they all work fine.

only do this if its out of warrently, if you removin the sticker on it, it shines through void

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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This sounds like your hard drive might be bad. Try pulling the hard drive out of your PS3 then turn it on and see if it will turn on. If the system turns on then i would say your hard drive definitely needs to be replaced.

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The big question here is what can you do when you see your ps3 freezes? Well there are a few things that you could do.

The first thing you could try doing is sending it back to Sony if you really want to. Because they are the ones that made it, they will certainly be able to fix the annoying ps3 freezing, but that certainly comes with a very high price. You could pay about $150-200 just to repair the ps3 freezing issue and you might not have your console for 1-2 months! Can you deal with that? Can you really do without Solid Snake and that massive alien invasion for an entire month?

If the answer to that is no, then there are a few things that you can try by yourself as far as fixing the Ps3 goes.

First of all you could try searching for loose cables within the system. This could cause a problem, and this is especially true if there is a loose cable on the actual hard drive. In some cases it might be necessary for you to replace the hard drive which would be pretty easy considering that the Playstation 3 uses a standard SATA hard drive.

Because it is most likely an overheating problem it couldn't hurt to have a look at the fans. There is one large fan on the bottom of the console that is vital to it's operation, so make sure that one is actually working. If it is not, then you should either replace it or put a cooling pad underneath the Playstation.

As luck would have it (or not), many other people have run into the Ps3 freeze problem themselves. There are some that have managed to fix the ps3 freezing problem on their own, and they were nice enough to put together guidebooks that you can learn how to repair ps3 freezing problems in

These guides will cost you some money, but not nearly as much money as you would be paying to ship the console back to Sony. On top of that, you won't have to wait 6 weeks for your console to be repaired! These fixes are usually quick and easy and they work like a charm if you follow the instructions step by step.

Stop sitting around wondering if your Ps3 will ever work again. The truth is it could probably be working today!

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you can upgrade it with a 500 Gb HDD from SATA (2.5' 8or 16" MB Cache make sure it is 5400 RPM ) You can buy it at best buy..
I replaced mine... and it works great now.. when you replace it you can download the software into your external hard drive and transport it back into your ps3..and itll instantly upgrade it for you

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System->Settings>Restore PS3

If you can't get to it because of freezing you should put your hard drive into another PS3. It will see it as a new drive and prompt you to format it. Afterwards put it back into your PS3 and it will do the same thing again.

It doesn't matter which PS3 yours or the one you put your hard drive into, they're all the same as far as the process goes.

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It seems that your system is having trouble writing data to the HDD. Have you tried switching hard drives with your brother? It can be a corrupt sector or the entire disk. Try to format the disk and try again or switch your hard drive with your brother's or if you have the cash, buy a new hard drive for your ps3. Regards. Hope it helps.

PS: If you try using your brother's hard drive in your PS3 you will have to format it so I suggest you do a backup.

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