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My ps3 over heats and reboots itself

My ps3 over heats really bad and freezes up my games and then shuts down and it takes a while for it to cool off and my game discs are hot

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Put PS3 in horizontal position, clean the dust with a household vacuum or pressurized air. Make sure there is 10 cm gap around PS3. And NEVER use intercoolers - this can be the cause of overheating, because instead of cooling they don't let internal system to function properly. Also turn off Information Board (this totally useless feature can cause freezes too).

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hey guys. the problem is that the blue ray reader is some how broken and it won't work. mine kept freezing during games like after 3 mins. and it wouldnt read any more discs for that day. you need to change the blue ray reader and that costs about 175$. thats alot of money and its probably not worth it.

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SOURCE: ps3 freezes on all games

i have the same problem...

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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.

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well let me tell you what to do your ps3 is about to fail and not turning at all this is the first problem then the second problem is that the ps3 will not turn on at all it will bip every time you will try to turn it on but there is a fix for this what have happen is that the GPU got to hot and now is not making a good contact with all the pin on the bottom of the GPU is sounds crazy you may say what this guy is talking about but believe me do something before it gets worse go to ebay and on the ebay home page enter the word ps3 reflow there you will see 2 guys that do this type of work because this is what you unit needs the GPU needs to be reflow and this will take care of this problem

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play blue ray or PS3 game discs

Please check the region code on the BD or DVD. It should match the region code set in the system. Otherwise the disc will not play

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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