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After playing for 20 minutes my ps3 freezes, i let it cool down and start playing again and the same thing happens.

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Try to play it on its side not vertical you may be blocking air intakes and system will turn itself off to avoid frying itself it has internal thermometer try to leave your ps3 in an open area also try putting a fan by it to keep air around it cool

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Hi my playstation keeps freezing and everytime i follow the instructions on the playstation it freezes again. it now wont start correctly. Could you help me please ?


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your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down. If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:

To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on. Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the problem still persist, try the below steps,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Take care.

Jul 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation just freezes on start up screen and


hello,
"When the PS3 system freezes and wont play, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

"If this happens:



• Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.


• If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.


• Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.


• If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."

May 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 just started freezing up. It comes on and tries to find network but then just sits there. I can move the cursor over put as soon as i click on something it stops again and will not turn...


Hello

your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down.

If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:


To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on.

Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the freezing continues after taking the above step, you can follow the link below as a guide on how to fix the problem.

http://www.squidoo.com/PS3-Repair-Guide

Good luck

Apr 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Loud noise when inserting disk>> when trying to play the game it freezes everytime


Hello

your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down.

If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:

To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on.

Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the freezing continues after taking the above step, you can follow the link below as a guide on how to fix the problem.

http://www.squidoo.com/PS3-Repair-Guide

Good luck

Apr 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Have madden 2009 on 4th year of franchise mode,I'm on 1st game(pre-season)and after I play game with my chosen team,I'll exit game and try to sim the other games,but it will then freeze and I need to turn...


Hello

your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down.

If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:

To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on.

Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the freezing continues after taking the above step, you can follow the link below as a guide on how to fix the problem.

http://www.squidoo.com/PS3-Repair-Guide

Good luck

Mar 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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While playing games,I have recently been having the game freeze up.


This sounds like the laser is the culprit,clean the laser with a q tip and rubbing alcohol. Dont let the alcohol streak,test it with a ps2 game then ps3 if it works perfectly,you saved yourself some cash. If it still intermittently freezes,then the laser is very weak and about to burn out.

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

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PS3 freezes but sound still works


when it happens, give it some time, like 5-10 min. the ps3 is most likely accessing the hard drive, and if it is, shutting down in the middle of it could currupt your hdd. if it doesnt work, even after 10 min, call sony tech support, but if it works fine afterwords, i dont see why it would be neccessary. unless it gets worse, i think you should just turn it on, turn it off after a few min, then back on, and then play.

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

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Ps3 freezing...very annoying


you can't your laser is starting to go bad.. Happens often with our own customers... Replacing the laser is 100% the way to go.

Apr 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 not loadig discs!


i had a problem where i put the disc in and nothing happens. so i spoke to sony today and they say a patch is coming out this tuesday to sort it out. 1000's of ps3's are having similar probs. roll on the 8th of jan...... hope this helps you

Jan 04, 2008 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Freezing up


Is it new?? Maybe you got one of those editions which were put in kiosks in best buy or stuff. They crashed every 20 minutes and sony said it was "On purpose to keep gamers from playing all day and give other people a chance to play" or sort ....

Dec 14, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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