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Freezes on start up

Blue wave comes on screen and the system freezes

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  • RDeCan Mar 10, 2009

    I cannot get to the main gaming menu of my playstation 3 before it freezes. Do you have anything that will help we already tried the reset remedy. It didnot work.

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up

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