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Freezing hey i bought the ps3 from japan.but im usin it in maldives,After software updating,i cant play any games o watch any dvd ,i'm really sad abt there anyway to fix this problem

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Re: freezing

Yes...there is...u need to make sure the games you buy r regional to japan ps3....u cant play american games on japanese ps3....its regionaly restricted......Sony warned all those people who think they can get a cheap ps3 outside North america

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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This problem has something to do with your PS3's lens. It may have gone bad too. This happened to me too and I brought my PS3 to sony. The culprit was bad lens.

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When i updated my PS3 for the new Call of Duty it stopped reading the disks. It worked fine b4 the upload but now it wont play any of d games i have. Whats d craic, how do i sort this

It might just be coincidence that your blu-ray drive has packed up at the same time as the update. Ring up Sony and tell them this and you could get a new console for free if your in the warranty.

Nov 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 brand NEW games freeze!!!!!! HELP?

Sadly Sony released 2 updates lately that screwed alot of PS3's up.

People who updated to 3.00 / 3.01 and have an older ps3 will probaly sit with this problems right now, you arent the only one, but one out of 1000's that got this issue, im also in the same boat, and i tried to clean it with no luck, so the only thing you can do is to wait untill sony release a fix, or replace your faulty Bluray unit with a new. its not a good fix, but what i know it should work, but i also heard rumos from people with this problem who replaced their BluRay unit and ended up with the same problem after they rebooted their system again.

so eather wait, or call sony to have them replace it, but thats not free, or it can be in some cases. i wrote sony friday and havnt recieved any awnsers yet, so now im just waiting on an awnser, or an update.

i hope this could help you, i know its not a fix nor a final solution. but atleast you know now its not your hardware thats faulty but the firmware :)


Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 wont play any movies but still plays video games???

Ok so its 60GB its definatly alright to play movies and all sorts, but if you are that desperate to watch movies then you may want to reset to factory settings just access settings and look for reset console, then it would start from square 1 you have to make your accounts and earn your trophies again but if you want to watch movies desperatly then recommed you do that or go to game settings in the game column and have a poke in the folders because there might be a few things in there or go to the film column and check for setting sin there or go to the settings column and check for film settings in there its nothing to do with the updates thats for sure because ive done the same as you but havent played the game in a while but im still able to watch films

Aug 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 locking up

yes, this must be a problem with your blu-ray reader . did you try to run another bluray disc game ?

you should try:
  • restoring system settings
  • reinstalling possible game files.
  • look for possible game updates
  • reinstalling sony firmware (re-update via USB)
if nothing of this works, you should take the system to a support centre for verify possible hardware damage .

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160gb ps3 won't play games or bluray discs

Your PS3 may not be freezing entirely. Look in the top right hand corner of the screen, if the loading sphere is there you've nothing to worry about, and I would reccomend just waiting it out (it unfreezes). If it is not there it is a legitimate freeze and would reccomend sending it off and/or updating the system firmware.

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

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PS3 freezes...shows colored "specs" on screen.

This is a common problem with the PS3. sadly you cant do anything for it. The only think you can really do is to get your PS3 replaced cause sadly your PS3 has suffered dome physical damage for sure.

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r ur ps2 cd's original or copies coz the ps3 doesn't play copies
abd check ur dvd if it's PAL or NTSC and then check ur ps3 for the same thing
if the ps3 is PAL it only plays PAL dvd's and vice versa

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The pal ps2 games and dvds will not play on a Japanese ps3 due to region coding. You can play all ps3 games and blu ray films because they do not use region coding. Some games will also play differently on a ps3, for example, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (I highly recommend the game) will not have any blood on a Japanese ps3. The region coding feature can not be changed/modified. I would recommend returning Japanese ps3 and purchasing a European model instead if that is possible. Bon chance.

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The problem with that is the PS3 that you bought is tuned for Japanese dvds and games, You may have to get your PS3 modded to support the French games. However I am unaware of the legality of having your PS3 modded.
Good Luck

Dec 05, 2007 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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