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Trying blowing it out with compressed air or a compressor. if it is out of warranty try and get the case off this will help cleaning it better.

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My Ps3 freezes during games. shows on Netflix and while loading. goes into shut off mode and go completely out. Have to unplug the back and corrept files to turn off?

It's possible your system may be overheating. Use a temp gague or thermometer to monitor how hot the back of your system gets before it freezes.(By the fan) You might have to replace your fan if it is overheating.

Nov 30, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation gets really hot after about 20 mins then freezes and wont load anything

That would indicate that a fan is not working.
As in any computing device, heat is the enemy of the system. The cooler the system runs (to a degree) the better it runs. When the device gets too hot, the processor overheats and it causes a system freeze. You should return/exchange the console where you purchased it. The alternative is opening the device, voiding any warranty, and a risk of breaking the unit.
Admittedly, a fan repair is relatively easy once you get inside the case. Usually, it's just a couple screws and the fan falls out. The fan will probably have a harness connecting it to the motherboard, if not, it just comes down to splicing a couple wires together.
Hope this helps!

Jan 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Frozen screen

its probably just to hot thats why my friends play it upright helps cool it off but in your case i suggest buying a cooler for it.

Aug 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Game randomly freezing

ok check the system every time it stops see if it is hot if it is buy a cooler and if not try using a different game to see if its the game or the system.

Aug 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red Ring + Freezing Issue

Most likely cause is the perhaps cold solder points on the chips. This happens after the 360 goes from hot to cold over and over again. Miniature fractures can occur in the solder of the chips therefore causing bad connections. There are a number of ways to go about fixing this like the controversial hot towel trick and the 10 penny fix. Some say its bad, but this is quite effective and similar to the production process anyways. Usually those fixes are used in regards with RROD or 3 rings, but I have solved the issue you are talking about with both and so far so good. Here is a nice video explaining the 10 penny fix: Hope this helps and gets you back up and on your feet soon. Good Luck.

Jun 12, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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It freezes fast and it gets hot

you might have to buy the ps3 fan. i don't think that they come with fans.

May 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Freezes at whight screen

Don't use the Action Replay. It messed up my friend's ds.

Feb 21, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Ps3 freezes within 3 mins of gameplay

my p3 will not allow me to play games or blu-ray dvd, it just dirty or damage disk

Jan 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 freezes just after the start up.

It's the ps3 it self , what happens its that the way they design the chips it gets over heated and cause the pc board to have disconnected component from the pc board. If you still have warrant ,send it back for repair.

Apr 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Midnight club 3 and remix

i had a problem with gran turismo 4 it kept freezing so i decided to open it up and clean the lense how to clean lens....... 1. unscrew 8 screws 4 of them under plastic tabs (they lift of with flat screwdriver 2. take or cut the void sticker on the ps2 3. lift it open 4. where the disk goes in there is a plastic plate on it with 4 screws undo then and with a clean tisue gentaly wipe the lense 5. put back together ps its not my falt if your ps2 gets damaged in any way while opening it

Feb 04, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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