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After playing for an hour freezes up have put new laser in it

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If it's playing for a specific amount of time then that leans towards an overheating issue.

If you've already cleaned the fans out with compressed air, then it might be necessary to remove and reapply thermal paste to the cpu and gpu chips.

Let me know what you've tried so far and we'll go from there.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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If it's freezing during game play it probably needs a new blu ray laser installed. If you do a search on YouTube there are lots of videos showing how to change the laser.

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If your PS3 is freezing up then this happens in much the same way as the 3 red lights on the Xbox 360.

The GPU and the CPU heat up and you need to stop the heat to fix it.

You can send it in and pay $130 to get it fixed or you can use the recommended PS3 Repair guide that will have it fixed for you in under an hour!

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Hey.

I might sound like a stupid solution, but if the PS3 is in a dusty area it sometimes freezes.. Try to vacume clean it.. Also, is your fan on and does it sound ok. It might freeze due to overheating. If it only freezes when you play games on a disc, it might be a problem with the laser reader, which could also be due to dust.

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Hi my name is Juan let's do home homework here ok try to play a game and let the system to freeze then push the PS logo on the control if you can be able to leave the game and return to the main menu this means is your laser lens that have stopped working you can also play a regular dvd movie and see what happen or surf the internet I am telling you this because we want to see if the system is the one that is freezen or is your bluray laser lens if you surf the internet and it freezes also then is your playstation 3 but if is only with games movies etc then is your laser what is causing this problem thanks and let me know what you have found

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Clean the lense with a cd lense cleaner..
If not its the laser diode and a new laser costs 50$ ebay.. BUT you have to take it all apart.. if not a new drive and laser is 120$
sony charges 150$ to fix it otherwise you cant do anything else.

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