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Consol keeps freezing

Have had the ps3 for 1 day and have tried 3 games and 2 blu-ray films. each one loads fine at first but then freezes after about 20 minutes. have tried resetting consol but discs will not load again.The only way to get it to play seems to be to turn the system off and leave it for a couple of hours.Is there a problem with my consol

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games


Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

gameplay. I will start with the most common problem:

1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:

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2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/newpl3ps3taw.html

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Apr 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 will freeze up when i watch blu ray movies but games are fine. Why is this?


Hello,

The lens of the playstation 3 is getting weak that is why it freezes whenever you are watching a blu ray disc movie on it.

You can replace the lens and the problem will stop.

Take care

Oct 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Laser problem?


Sounds like your laser has gone bad.

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Hope it helps!

May 31, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Why is my ps3 freezing!!!!


If it's freezing during game play it probably needs a new blu ray laser installed. If you do a search on YouTube there are lots of videos showing how to change the laser.

Mar 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has just started to stop playing blu ray films after 20min


the laser is starting to go bad in the dvd drive. It takes more power for the drives laser to read and play a blu ray movie then it does to play a dvd game.

You can either replace the laser if you have the technical knowledge to take the dvd drive apart, or just replace the drive. You can usually find either one on ebay.


Aug 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 games play but DVD/Blu-ray will not


Sounds like a bad laser, but you should restore the PS3 back to Factory to see what happens.

If you get the same results it's definitely the laser.

Jun 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 keeps freezing up... Need Help Bad...


It's the blu-ray laser.

Check out my guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

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Mar 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Blu ray problem


just try to change auto start turn auto start off under system tools

Jan 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Game Saints Row 2 keeps freezing at certain points in the game


maybe you should try different games? see if those different games freeze, if so, then it might be your blu-ray player in your ps3, or your ps3 might be overheating. my games froze at certain points because my ps3 was overheating, just try a few different games

Jan 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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