Hey there, my husband's ps3 just started freezing on startup. Before it would be a sort of pixillated screen with yellow and green and other colors. Now it is just a blue screen. Can you suggest what the problem might be?
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This is a GPU chip problem, it has a bad connection to the motherboard, that can cause YLOD, no picture, freezing, pixilation, no hard drive activity, no synchronization with the controller through the USB cable , colors get missed up , see lines and different forms of pixels on the screen then it freezes, all these symptoms indicate a bad connection between the GPU chip and the motherboard, there is only one real solution , Reballing the GPU chip , PS3 GPU chip is a very sensitive chip due to the fact that it has a built in memory chips so you need a very reputable place to do that procedure for your console , the photo story you see is an example of the reason and the solution and the link is for the place to fix it for you and give you a one year warranty on the repair.
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yes its the cd drive....if it's under waranty still then you can call them and fix for free......or they run you though some test.......if it is out of waranty then you will pay aabout 50 bucks to repair it....i know mine did the same
well i got my thanks for the links, this is for the psp and not for the ps3, but its worth a look around if you like all games related stuff, well here is a update for you guys.
After i had the freezing problem at the startup screen (the same as you guys, so this means its a common fault because its at the same spot at the wavey line!!!) i sent my console to some local guy here in england for repair, it cost me £90 in total and was done in 5 days all fixed and working and back to normal, but the thing is its a common problem......hmmm all you guys have had the same thing happen!! at the same startup screen!! its sounds like some kind of software fault as it was fine before all the updates i have to keep doing to play my games, since i had to do software updates it all went wrong, but not all people have had this problem at the startup, my friend has had a ps3 as long as me and also done all the updates and he has had no probs at all, well if it seems that a company can fix your ps3 then someone somewhere knows about the fault and is not saying a word to all us unfortunate ps3 owners, if your in the uk and want the repair address drop me a line.
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unfortunately there is no quick fix i had to phone ps3 and get a new one they were really good about it explained what happen and it is a problem with them i phoned up on the monday and they sent out a new ps3 next day u have to do a swap they give u new one and take the old in one go the number is on the ps3 website customer service. hope this help and hope u get it sorted.
it sounds like the power lead or transformer is on its way out make sure every thing is in properly move the wiers when its on if that gos a way then you will know for sure your power pack or leads are faulty