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The Sony Playstation 3 suffers from software bugs like any other device. These bugs can cause the PS3 to freeze during game play, which takes away from the overall experience of using the PS3 hardware. In order to combat these bugs, Sony software team frequently sends out PS3 software updates that will defuse any major bugs as they arise.
Go to the official Sony Playstation 3 update website and download the latest PS3 software update. Each update that Sony releases fixes bugs and adds new features.
Connect a USB flash drive or memory card to your computer and create a folder inside of the USB drive or memory card named "PS3." Create a folder inside of that named "Update."
Save the downloaded PS3 update file inside of the "Update" folder on the USB flash drive or the memory card.
Pull the USB flash drive or the memory card out of the computer and connect it to your PS3. Select the "System Update" option from the PS3 main menu.
Select "Update via Storage Media" from the next screen and press the "X" button to install the latest PS3 update on your machine. This will fix any software bugs that are preventing your PS3 from working properly.
Have you tried updating the firmware of your PS3? ps3.com from there you can download the update to your computer, burn it to disc and then use it to update your PS3. Follow the directions on the website for downloading, burning a disc, and the using disc to update your PS3's firmware.
ok I have the best solution for you you need to do the follow in order to solve this problem ok My name is Juan and I am a ps3' proff so don't worry this is fixable in a portable usb card reader install the newer ps3 update go to sony and in your usb created a folder with the name PS3 in capital letters and inside this folder created another folder with the name UPDATE and download the update on this folder once you have the update ready connect the usb storage device to your ps3 turn the ps3 on and press the PS logo on your ps3 control then on the next screen press STAR and SELECT at the same time and the ps3 is going to start looking for the update follow the instactions and then some model on the next screen you have to press again SELECT and START at the same time but this time hold them for 5 seconds and the update will start after the update finish it will start normally if you have problems doing this call me at 706 529-0579 and ask for juan thanks
If you can get to it without it freezing use the System Restore function under:
If you can't get to it because of freezing you should put your hard drive
into another PS3. It will see it as a new drive and prompt you to
format it. Afterwards put it back into your PS3 and it will do the same
It doesn't matter which PS3 yours or the one you put your hard drive into, they're all the same as far as the process goes.
There are two solution you can try, it is unlikely there is a hardware fault.
1st soloution try installing all latest updates from system updates.
if this does not work go to system settings> backup then follow the instructions to back up your data i advise using a memory stick or portable hard drive.
When this is done go to system settings and select restore ps3, follow the instructions and your data will be erased, your ps3 will be restored to its factory default with the operating re installed. When your ps3 reboots install the latest updates.
Then try your ps3 out to see if it freezes, if all is fine go to system settings> back and choose to restore a previous backup, you will then have all your saved data back. Then you can enjoy your ps3 :)
if this does not work i advise contacting sony for more advice.
unfortunately there is no quick fix i had to phone ps3 and get a new one they were really good about it explained what happen and it is a problem with them i phoned up on the monday and they sent out a new ps3 next day u have to do a swap they give u new one and take the old in one go the number is on the ps3 website customer service. hope this help and hope u get it sorted.