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Sounds cut out, games won't save, PS3 won't turn off

So I think my PS3 is on the fritz...and I can't find any other examples of people having this issue.

When I was playing MLB the Show....after 30 mins or so of playing, all the sounds cut out except the ball getting hit. At this point, if I try to save or quit, the game locks up. Thinking it was the game, I put COD 4 in...and the same thing happened. After about 10 mins...almost all of the sounds cut out, and when I tried to exit the game, it locked up.

Here's what I'm noticing:
- I can't save any games
- Most sounds in any game cuts out after a few minutes
- System will not turn off, I have to hit the power button and hold down the eject button to get system to turn off
- System is locking up

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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  • chrischex May 11, 2009

    I'm having the same issue. I was playing call of duty:world at war and after about twenty minutes of playing online matches, it would freeze up during the load screen. I had to manually turn it off, and when I turn it back on, it won't recognize the disc. It does it with any game. I tried restoring the system defaults, which took 8 hours and erased all my saved data, and that didn't do anything. Anybody have any ideas?

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Yikes!! I'd have to agree with you that the system is on the fritz, I suggest that you send it to a professional system repair service. (I can't suggest any off the top of my head, I used to know the number for one but I forgot it.)

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