My son downloaded a game before that caused the PS3 to freeze, but we were able to reformat (Full format) the HDD and all was good again. It's happened again, but now the console freezes before it actually begins the formatting process. It says it's calculating the format time, sits for a few minutes, then freezes every time, without fail. We've tried dozens of times, with various combinations of formatting options selected, but it always freezes.
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Re: PS3 freezes before HDD reformat
That sounds like your hard drive is done now. I would recommend replacing the hard drive. If you need further assistance or need help locating a professional if you are unable to perform this yourself let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly. Thanks, Lee
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it sounds like your ps3 is overheating, this happens more often with games cause they use more graphic power than a movie does thus causing the gpu chip to overheat and freeze on you. It could also be that your hdd is not slotted in fully and this can cause it to freeze also. what you can try is to make sure the fan at the back is well ventillated, clean it of any dust and make sure that its working. remove all cables too and check that none of them are damaged and make sure they are connected properly to the ps3 and tv. Do not play a game for at least half hr after you have done all this, just to make sure it's cooled down and put your ps3 in an open space to allow plenty air to get in at the back if you have not already done so. if the console is still freezing when you try it again, then try removing the hdd and put back in again to see if that's what is causing the problem. Be sure to backup any data on the hdd 1st tho as you will loose this if you going to remove the hdd. you can use the backup manager on the ps3 itself to do this. Hope this helps
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check your HDD of ps3,is it full of memory cause for your kind information there is a program when ps3 needs more memory than its creates short time developed cash as memory on HDD so, if you ahve full HDD than reate some blank space on HDD for memory for barer performance,
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