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

My PS3 keeps freezing up... It will start the game and play for about 5 minutes then freeze up in mid game. You can still click the PS button and quit the game but when you try to load the game back up it says error then a few numbers and wont play any of my games... Please help me. Would it help any to reformat the hard drive and completely wipe it and start over or is it a laser problem.

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  • ironworker19 Mar 01, 2009

    i have had my ps3 for about a year its been fine until a few days ago having the same problem with games and blu ray disc this sucks please someone help

  • tjcook07 Mar 02, 2009

    Ive cleaned my system out with the compressed air, and it doesn't have a bit of dust in it at all. And if this is a big problem thats happening to everyone shouldn't Sony HAVE to fix their problem for FREE? Wouldn't that be called selling defective equipment? I believe Sony should have to fix their problems since we have to pay so much money for the PS3 in the first place.

  • OhanaKilohna Mar 02, 2009

    Having a similar problem here. We can play a game (any game) for about 10 minutes and then it either freezes on a load screen, or does some other quirky thing (for instance, today all sound was lost). The PS button will still shut the game down and bring us back to the PS home screen, but then the console will not shut down, or it takes forever and then finally shuts off.

    We've let the console sit for about 5 minutes, then tried to load the game again and it won't even load. The PS button will also no longer work on the paddle.

    We've had our PS3 for about a year and a half and have only experienced game freezing on occasion (we used to chalk it up to the console being hot, or running for too long a period). Only recently have we experienced the extended problems above. So far, it's only happened on two of our games, Civilization and Oblivion.

    I hope there is a solution, and if not, I agree with the above poster, playstation should fix this problem for free. Our system cost WAY TOO MUCH for it to only work 1.5 years and then quit.


  • Alex in PA Mar 02, 2009

    Thanks RescueTechLA

    I have the number 1 problem and your post in your blog seems "Right On!" I highly recommend everyone read that blog posting to see if it may help you.

    Thanks again,
    Alex

  • ironworker19 Mar 02, 2009

    thanks for the info rescueTech i hope im uderstanding correctly , pretty much i need to send it to sony and pay $150 bucks to get it fixed and probably not get it back for 3 months thats bull$hit in my opinion , they should fic it for free ive already got way to much money involving the ps3 as far over 30 games and about 15 blu ray movies man this pisses me off, by the way i couldnt get the link to your email to work so thats why im posting here , if im miss understanding something please let me know thanks agian for the help

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Well im thinking about socking it to Sony if they don't do something about it cuz this is ridiculous, and suing them would take a long time but not if we have more than 150 people sign one paper that says they have the same problem in just a year. Cuz thats selling defective equiment for profit, and also selling repairs as they know it will break down withing the first year and a half.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Well im thinking about socking it to Sony if they don't do somethingabout it cuz this is ridiculous, and suing them would take a long timebut not if we have more than 150 people sign one paper that says theyhave the same problem in just a year. Cuz thats selling defectiveequiment for profit, and also selling repairs as they know it willbreak down withing the first year and a half.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Well im thinking about socking it to Sony if they don't do
    somethingabout it cuz this is ridiculous, and suing them would take a
    long timebut not if we have more than 150 people sign one paper that
    says theyhave the same problem in just a year. Cuz thats selling
    defectiveequiment for profit, and also selling repairs as they know it
    willbreak down withing the first year and a half.

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It's the blu-ray laser.

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    Of course Sony should take care of the problem by extending their warranty to cover units for 3 years, just as Microsoft was forced to do by a class action suit.

    This takes years to get rolling and trust me they'll do everything in their power to stop it from happening.

    They charge $400+ for a console and then get another $150 almost guaranteed in 1-3 years. That's close to 33% of the original cost of the unit. You're paying that extra money to fix their mistake and it's a win win situation for them so why change it?


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