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Playstation 3 freezes and goes to a crazy screen

My husband had his playstation 3 in iraq with him. when he came home it was full of dust and stuff. his problem is he would be playing and now even when not playing the playstion will freeze up and go to a really crazy funky screen and the remote wont work either? any ideas of what it could be? its an 80gb, backwards compatible, with 4 usb ports. its about 2 years old.

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Try opening it and cleaning it with a dry cloth also if that doesnt work take it to a game store

Posted on May 15, 2009

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