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PS3 Freeze After loaded the movie"Southland Tales" and asked me to upadate the software version to 2.20. PS3 freeze and asked to press PS button from controller but it won't do anything at all. What will I do next?

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up


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Hi.when i turn on my ps3 it freezes at the main screen.please say i dont have to buy a new 1,i dont have the money. :(


Ok, if it is simply the image that is freezing and it is still staying on then there is hope for the PS3.
If however it is turning off with 3 beeps and flashing the red light then that is serious.

Please try the following if it is just the display freezing :

Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)

Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep one more time and turn off into standby mode (red light on)

Release the power button

Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and this time there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.

The PS3 will start up asking you to connect the controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue.

After doing the above a menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". This will re-install the PS3 software if it has become corrupt. Ignore any messages about corrupt hard drive, this is normal. If this step does not work try the above again but select option 4, then 5 if that doesn't work.

One of these options should get your PS3 up and running again.

Nov 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I had my ps3 after a few months when it first came out but in the past year in a half it started to freeze up when i hit ps button, sign in to psn when in game (multiplayer), it will not play dvds, when i...


Dear, before you get in touch with Sony technical support you may want to try to use the PS3 recovery options. The PS3 stores a copy of firmware drivers on the hard-drive and will reload any corrupt files. To access the recovery menu, do this: Make sure the PS3 is turned off Press and hold the power button on the PS3 it will power on then power off. When it's off press and hold the power button again until you hear two consecutive beeps. When you hear the double beeps take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep, just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try) It will ask for the controller to be connected via the USB cable, Turn on the controller and you will have access to the menu. Be aware that you may lose all of your previously saved data (NOT trophies, they're stored online so don't worry).
Thank you for using Fixya and for rating my solution if you find it helpful. Peter_Rei

Aug 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Game freezes when 'ps' button is pressed


perhaps your ps3 need a firmware update...enter in sony official website and download your ps3 latest firmware...check if your ps3 hdd is ok...bad hdd´s can cause game freeze...

Sep 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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GAME WILL LOAD BUT FREEZE MINUTES AFTER LOADING


try doing a factory reset but be warned resetting it deletes all data and restores it back to factory default this should correct the software glich that is causing your ps3 to freez or lock up

1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.

2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.

3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format.. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset

Jul 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps 3 freezes when ps button is pressed


PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up



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Mar 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 freezing when trying to quit ps2 games


it may because your psp3 has been on way to long and is over heating.

Mar 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Blu ray movie freeze up


I had the exact same problem. I found an old post somewhere that said turning off an internet connection might do the trick. So far it has done the trick for me, but I only tested on one movie. I was getting a freeze every 10 minutes. After turning off the network connection ( wireless in my case but same should apply to wired ) I had no freezes. I'm not sure if I see a pattern but I'm guessing that BD Live may be the culprit and perhaps discs without it suffer because of some bug in the PS3 software to connect or something. Just a wild guess. Looking at updates, BD Live came in on firmware update 2.2 in 3/08. I probably only upgraded recently from a much older version so there is some likelihood to this being the culprit. Don't have enough discs with BD Live to test.

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System software update to 2.43


Did you already make sure that your controller is connected via the usb cable first?

Sep 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Browser freezing and no memory


It sounds like you have an early version of the system software on your PS3. There have been a number of updates to address bugs created by the earlier versions of the software. You can get the latest update here: http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/About/SystemUpdate

Try loading that onto your PS3, and see if it solves the problem.

-John

Aug 18, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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