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Games freeze after 20 mins play on all games Any solutions

Could it be the lazer?

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It could be the laser but it sounds more like a heat issue or hardware issue such as faulty laser cable or malfunctioning CPU. Have a qualified technician have a look for further assessment.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

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same problem here!!!

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Firstly, just out of interest, in the Settings menu, do this if using HDMI: BD/DVD-->HDMI 1080p 24mhz...this will be set to 'Automatic'...change it to 'Off'. Now try to play your Blue Ray disk. If not, it seems that your blue ray system is overheating, and the system is not giving it enough cooling allowance. I had the same problem. I called Sony support UK up and explained to them that I had a "blue ray laser failure", and if your PS3 is in warrenty, they send a courier to your door and replace it for FREE. They take your old one off you. I got my new one within a week just.

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: ps3 keeps freezing on games only

my playstation 3 plays cd's, dvd's, but will freeze up on games after 3-4 minutes.

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SOURCE: When playing my games, my PS3 keeps freezing. Any

it could be a hard drive problem or if the PS3 is in an enclosed cabnit it could be a sign of over heating

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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Ps3 keeps freezing, with all games.


This is either a problem with misalignment and either the laser or the drive itself is at fault.

It might be worth disassembling the unit again - clean the laser with a Q-tip and isopropyl alcohol then reinstall the drive being sure that you have carefully followed the correct procedure.

See this link which is very useful to ensure you have done everything right.

In relation to the drive check this video to ensure the correct installation procedure has been followed.

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Ps3 Blu ray faulty

you can try a len cleaner...
but it could be an indication that your lazer is starting to fail.
my own ps3 in in for repair lazer is gone i live in ireland and the repair is going to cost me 140 euro.there is a big prob with ps3s lazers mine is a 40g and warranty is out about 8 months. now if you get on to sony they will give you a refurbished 80g for 180euro even if warranty is out.
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Ps3 keeps freezing on games only

Try using a can of air to blow out the fan area. Even though its well ventilated it may be full of dust. It sounds like an overheating issue. Also look into aftermarket fan/cooling solutions, that dont plug directly into the PS3 and have there own outlet power plug.

May 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The games i"m playing keep freezing

The lazer inside you ps3 may be going bad you might have to speak with sony have you tried other games and its done the same thing?

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Games would freez and i cant play dvds

call sony about this one 1-800-345-7669 you need a new blue ray drive

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Wii keeps freezing plz plz plz help realy plz crying

Try geting a lazer cleaning kit to clean the lazer cuase it might have dust on it making the games freeze

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Had the same issue. Next It will start doing the same thing with your PS3 games. Your blue-ray/lazer is going out it will quit working soon. Alot of PS3 have bad lazers in them. I replaced mine works great now.

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