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Game freezes while playing PS3 games

While playing PS3 games, the system freezes up, but not with PS2 games. Is there anything I can try or do I need to send the console off for repair?

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  • Genorok Mar 12, 2009

    Ps3 Games won't play but ps2, and psx games work perfectly. problem started shortly after getting Madden 09 and NCAA Football 09

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You have problem with your graphic card or firmware of ps3 send it to repair

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I live in South Africa and bought a PS3 Baseball game. It works in my PS2 but not in the PS3, because of the zone code. What is the correct zone code


I assume you bought a PS2 game that works on your PS2 system but not on your PS3 system since a PS3 game will never work on a PS2.

Since not all PS3 systems can play PS2 games, you need to first check the model number of your PS3 system. If you look at the back of your PS3, there should be a serial number somewhere that starts with "CECH", followed by one more letter and a couple numbers (e.g. "CECHC02"). Unless the model number starts with "CECHA", "CECHB", "CECHC", or "CECHE", you won't be able to play PS2 games on your PS3.

If your PS3 can play PS2 games, then you need to make sure that the region of the PS2 game matches the region of your PS3. The region of the PS2 game can be found in the upper-right corner of the front of the box the game came in. The four regions are: "NTSC U/C", "NTSC J", "NTSC C", and "PAL".

Once you know the model number of the PS3 and the region of the PS2 game, you can tell if the PS2 game should work on the PS3. Use the following chart to determine if your game and system are compatible:

Last two digits of your PS3 model number: Playable PS2 game region
00: NTSC J
01: NTSC U/C
02: PAL
03: PAL
04: PAL
05: NTSC J
06: NTSC J
07: NTSC J
08: PAL
09: NTSC C
11: NTSC U/C
12: NTSC J

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Picture freezes on video games and I have to restart console


Picture freezes means hardware errors and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such freezes problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

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PS3 freezing when playing blue rays


PS3 freezes means some hardware errors occurred and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such freezing problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

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Laser problem?


Sounds like your laser has gone bad.

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May 31, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Does not play playstation 3 games and only a few ps2 games why


PS3's no longer are backwards compatible, if you can only play a few PS2 games and no PS3 games, you probably have a ps2. Or, one of the first PS3 released, in which case you will have to contact Sony Customer Service and tell them exactly whats going on with your system, and find out what you need to do, or where to send it for repairs.

Mar 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a playstation 3 that will play everything but ps3 games


The best thing is to send it back to Sony and have them repair or replace it for you. I can help you.
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My ps3 will play movies, play playstation games but wont even start my ps3 games


If no PS3 games work. Try using a cleaning disk. A CD with brushes on it, electronics dept at walmart. If that does not work you should call Sony. The ps2 had problems with being able to read cds and psx games but not dvds and ps2 games.

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My 80 gig wont play ps3 games... plays cds n dvds n ps2 games y


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