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Playstation 3 freezes up while playing any game

The playstaion 3 will freeze up while playing any game that we have. This happens about 10 or 15 miuntes into the game. Everything else works on the playstation 3( internet, dvd's, etc). Our console is well vented so overheating should not be a problem.

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  • Trumpet636 Dec 02, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. It will play movies. It will even play music, just not games. I did a full system restore. This did not help.

  • kelleydelann Dec 25, 2008

    hi we have brand new games and it is happening while we play.
    the machine is a little warm but not hot.
    it is in the same spot it has been in for the last 10 months.


    please advise



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This does typically sound like an chip overheating. If you have checked your discs and they are in good condition with no scratches then is would suggest that there is a graphics chip error due to being faulty or overheating. My advice is to take your PS3 to your local repair agent to be assessed correctly. Has the PS3 been chipped to play pirated games. This could have caused an issue with your PS3 as well.
If you do now want to spend money sending the PS3 into an authorised repair agent then my advice is.
1. Take your machine to your local games store and test one of thier new games on the system to confirm it is a PS3 error and not a disc error.
2. Alternatively you could hire a disc however some rental stores do not take good care of their discs and it we want to establish that the issue is console related first.
3. If the same problem occurs again then you will need to take the console to the authorised repair agent to get assessed correctly.
4. If the issue appears to be related to scratches on the discs then you will need to take them to your local rental store to have them cleaned or resurfaced.

Game discs often have much larger quantiies of data to transfer and this is why it may appear confusing as your console can still play movies ok. If there are scratches on the surface of the discs then for the same reasons as mentioned above the movies will play as there is less data passing and therefore scratches will be effecting less data than on a typical games disc.
If you have any other questions please leave a message for me and I hope this information has been helpfull.
Regards
John

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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