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How to fix super slim ps3 freezing problem

System keeps freezing when I play games. iv already changed the hard drive, iv reformatted my hard drive because data became corrupt. iv tried a few other things too but it still freezes. its definitely not the games. what could it be? I don't have warranty now because my gran threw the box out which had the receipts in it. the ps3 is only a few months old.

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Be sure it has good enough airflow and isn't over heating

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SOURCE: My PS3 keeps freezing up... Need Help Bad...

It's the blu-ray laser.

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Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 freezes and says i have corrupted data but it

so i had the same prob all u got to do is delete your data it will only delete the si9ngle player data cuz multiplayer data is saved on ur psn account your welcome if you dont know how to delete it goto games>saved data utility>cod5>(triangle)>delete if you want to say thanks my psn name is kakashi1012

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my system wont read any ps3 games

Looks like you got the famous PS3 BD-drive failure. I would suggest checking if the disks are spinning in the drive. To do that take a game disc and insert it into the drive and check which way the image is facing, and then eject it after a few moments, if the letters and images face the same way, then the disc hasn't spun at all inside the drive, so the drive motor is dead, i think you need to take it to one of those ps3 repair shops
I think you need to send them off to sony for a new disc drive.It's a disc drive failure.if you use it a lot then you may have just worn it out. ialso advise that you call sony tech support just to verify that that is the problem. It'll be $150 for the repair but worth the fix if you use it so much time.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My Ps3 keeps freezing while I'm trying to play

Do an liquid clean of the game. Clean with an glass cleaner or some solvent that will clean stuck on smudges. Make sure that the PS3 has adequate ventilation.


Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 keeps freezing, with all games.


This is either a problem with misalignment and either the laser or the drive itself is at fault.

It might be worth disassembling the unit again - clean the laser with a Q-tip and isopropyl alcohol then reinstall the drive being sure that you have carefully followed the correct procedure.

See this link which is very useful to ensure you have done everything right.

In relation to the drive check this video to ensure the correct installation procedure has been followed.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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If you have to replace the hard drive in your ps3 as long as you use the same psn info meaning your email address and password to log on to the ps3 network the games you have already purchased are saved on the ps3 server all you have to do is download them again you will not be charged anymore money for you have already paid for..Cheers hope this info helps nikki
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yo dude i have the same problem as u like im playing cod4 wen i exit a match it freezes wen i play guitar hero 2 that also freezes while playing a song i think i know sum ways. its either were playin to much u need to buy 1 of those disks that clean inside the ps3 or any dvds its like a special disk it just goes inside and u play it and it takes like 5 min cuz none of my games have scratches

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Sounds like its over heating.. iv had this happen a couple times on my own system. You might try blowing it out with canned air. be sure to unplug the power to the unit first. If this doesnt help you might have a fan out.

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I would suggest opening the case as a last option as its very difficult to open and requires special tools.

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