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Ps3 freezing You said something about a heat compound being dried up? How do I get that fixed? Is my only option is to pay the 150 to get it fid from sony? robydela@yahoo.com

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On my 60gb ps3 I was having problems with it freezing after 10-15 mins of gameplay on the loading screens, I have had it since around 2006 so my warrinty was up. I took it apart and cleaned all the dust...


Hi Max,

If your PS3 is freezing up then you need to stop the heat build up internally and to do this you will need to get it repaired.

Now you can send it in and they will fix it for you that is the standard method however bear in mind that there will be a repair charge of $150 for the fix which is quite steep!

The other way that you can fix it is by using a good PS3 Repair guide.

Just a quick word of advice though, make sure you check out these reviews of the top guides so you can be sure what they offer.

Click Here To See PS3 Repair Guide Reviews

Hope this helps.

Mar 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Lockup problem. dvd, netflix can play all day but as soon as i play a game it freezes. end of my rope.


Before you set to fix the PS3 game
freeze, make sure that your console fan is blowing enough air to the inside to
keep it cool. If there's heating, then the fan is unable to blow air and the
problem is due to heating of console.
Deleting unnecessary files like the demos you no longer need on the hard drive
solves the issue. For games to play smooth without freezing, you hard drive is
supposed to have minimum 5% free space. The more free space on the hard drive,
the rare will be the chances of freezing. Besides hard drive, heat transfer

compound dries with time and becomes the cause of this particular problem.
Replace the old dried up heat sinks with the new ones, there are fair chances
that your PS3 will start working fine.
PlayStation 3 repair guide is very helpful resource material if you are doing
fix with the console. Read the Do and Don't rules before doing any thing with
your console otherwise you could end up making it dead. For example, if you are
to clean the fan of the console, then you must follow the exact directions given
in the guide. Don't presume that your console can not be repair at home and is
always supposed to be taken to Sony center. You can do it your self as there's
plenty of information available on the internet about fixing PS3 game freeze.


Jan 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Frozen playstation, i turned on my ps3 this morning and the home screen appeared but it froze and would not load up the playstation 3 logo comes up and after that it it wnt continue to load the normal...


Welcome to Fixya,

Some Tips That Might Stop The PS3 Freeze Error


1 - Unplug all the cables, and plug them back in.
2 - Take out the hard-drive, and put it back in after your console has been started up without the freeze error.
Didn't work? Then you've got 2 options left.

Fix PS3 Freezing Error By Sony, Do Or Don't'?


When you do this, you will have to keep in your mind that this isn't a free service .In fact, you'll have to pay Sony lots of money. If you warranty has been expired, you will have to pay $150. Another thing to keep in mind are the waiting times. You'll have to wait for at least 3 weeks, and this could go up easily to 8 weeks of waiting.


Fix PS3 Freezing Error By Myself While Using A Repair Guide?


Actually, to be honest... This is your best option. This option is cheap, quick and as long as you use a repair guide, it will be a very easy fix too! So, why to use a repair guide?
Well, you should use one because it will give you all the information you need in order to successfully perform a Ps3 freezing fix in a step by step instructions format that's coming along with detailed photo's.

Why don't you take a look yourself?

Visit: PS3 Freezing Repair Guide
So if you are looking for the best way to repair your console, you should actually perform a fix by yourself. Now, don't worry... Many people have succeeded with fixing their consoles, so why wouldn't you be able to fix it yourself?

Hope this helps.

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

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Games freeze up


Hi, you and most all PS3 owners have or will experience this problem. Your Heat Transfer compound is dried up. This to me is a definite Manufacturer Defect. Contact Sony at 1800 345-7669 unless your outside North America. If you know how to get to the heat sinks, I suggest you go there and put some new high quality Heat Transfer compound between your processors and the heat sinks.

Another possible solution would be to turn your ps3 off from the switch in the back, hold the eject button, and while still holding it, switch it back on. it will turn on a fan for about 30 seconds. make sure there is no disk in the system when you do this, just in case. This should clean up any dust or dirt in the system

Dec 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have the same beep beep problem when trying to turn on


Hi,

Your best option is to save yourself some money. I had a friend who's PS3 gave them the yellow light, then 3 beeps and just blinked red. I found a vid on youtube that shows you to fix it. It worked for the very first time. However, you will need to "void" your warranty on your PS3, also you will need to purchase equipment (heat guns, tools, thermal compound). Check out the video first to get a feel as to what you will need to do and see if you even wanna go down that road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Ic1_TY-GU

If not, you can sell it on Ebay (people are paying about $150-$200 for a broken system, you can then use that money to buy yourself a Xbox or something. Good luck in whatever you choose and let me know if you need anything else.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Im having problems with the playstation freezing when im playing


if the ps3 also shuts down on its again own due to overheating. It is necessary to disassemble the unit and apply AS5 compound and shim the heatsinks to ensure proper contact between the heat sink and the processors. I can do this for $55 or you can send to SONY if under warranty. If not under warranty they will fix for 150+tax call 1800345SONY. if they decide they cant fix it they will send you a reburbished unit, which may , unfortunately, break again..XBOX360 has the same EXACT problems...

Nov 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will play sound of games or dvd but i have no picture


The "NO VIDEO/PIXELATED VIDEO" problem is all too common on the PS3. It results from overheating of the RSX and/or CELL processor. It is necessary to disassemble the unit apply AS5 compound and shim the heatsinks to ensure proper contact between the heat sink and the processors. I do this for $65 or send to SONY if under warranty. They will fix for 150+tax if out of warranty 1800345SONY

Nov 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 problem


IT could be the hard drive.
OR the heat transfer compound in the machine is going bad.
You would need to call sony and ask. If they say they want 150$ to fix it you can open it up and inspect further!

Sep 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 freeze


hey guys i fixed this...

its over heatings the CPU and GPU

you need to disassemble it... http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_tutorial.htm

then you need to replace the thermal compound with artic silver 5 as the stuff sony has put on is very dry and cracked, i have done this 4 7 of my mates PS3'S and they all work fine.

only do this if its out of warrently, if you removin the sticker on it, it shines through void

Aug 28, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is shutting down in the middle of a game


Hi rcc75,

You and most all PS3 owners have or will experience this problem. Your Heat Transfer compound is dried up. This to me is a definite Manufacturer Defect. Contact Sony at 1800 345-7669 unless your outside North America. If you know how to get to the heat sinks, I suggest you go their and put some new high quality Heat Transfer compound between your processors and the heat sinks.

Nov 04, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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