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Ps3 freezes within 3 mins of gameplay

Gets hot in the back an the game freezes within 5 mins of game play

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Soundsl like a setting problem. A lot of 40 gig units need to have a setting changed. First update your system then go to video settings there find one called BD 1080p 24Hz output (HDMI) set it to OFF. That may fix it it will fix movies that freeze up after about 5 minutes of play.

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My p3 will not allow me to play games or blu-ray dvd, it just dirty or damage disk

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You can contact sony by calling the number listed on the back of almost all of your video game booklets.

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