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My playstation 3 freezes up on every game i play

The Playstation 3 will freeze up after only about 10 or 15 of playing time on every game we have. The console is well vented so overheating should not be a problem. Everything else on the playstation 3 (ie. internet, wireless, dvd's, etc)

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Hey, Have you already tried updating the system software?
Please follow this ps3 support page to update your system

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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The lens may need to be re-alined!

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Also just because it is well vented does not mean it is not overheating.

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You need to update latest firmware for your play station .

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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First check if the disks are scratched, in this case it can be normal.

If the disks are ok, this happens usually because of a dirty lens, get a lens cleaning kit like the ones here.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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