Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Game freezes what may be problems
I have solved my game and xmb crashing on my PS3.
First delete any demos that you do not intend to play anymore.
I deleted the Heavenly Sword Demo that I had downloaded recently.
Make sure that you have at least 50% of the hard drive space free.
I have about 43gigs available in my 80 gig hard-drive.
Put your demos, music, vids in a folders. It will make the ps3 start-up quicker.
Clean your game discs with a micro-fiber cloth.
My MGS4 disc used to freeze but I cleaned the fingerprints and it works just as new.
Clean the ps3 from dust. Use a micro-fiber cloth and use vacuum accessories to **** the dust from the grills and fans.
That is all. If this helped anyone or if you have other solutions put it in this post.
Good luck PS3 owners. ;)
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
You and most all PS3 owners have or will experience this problem. Your Heat Transfer compound is dried up. This to me is a definite Manufacturer Defect. Contact Sony at 1800 345-7669 unless your outside North America. If you know how to get to the heat sinks, I suggest you go there and put some new high quality Heat Transfer compound between your processors and the heat sinks.
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
A possible soulution would be to turn your ps3 off from the switch in the back, hold the eject button, and while still holding it, switch it back on. it will turn on a fan for about 30 seconds. make sure there is no disk in the system when you do this, just in case. This should clean up any dust or dirt in the system.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
I had the same problem with my system. After I did an update, the games would work for about 5 minutes and then freeze. All I had to do was reformat the system and it works flawlessly now. Transfer your data onto a USB drive and then do the reformat. I strongly believe 99% of your ps3 problems can be fixed at home with the right amount of research. Don't listen to people who claim it's a manufacturer issue and there's nothing you can do about it. If it truly was a manufacturer's defect then your ps3 would likely not have worked right from the beginning.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
I had the same problem and it was the heat. The circuit board on the hard drive melted and I had to replace it. This might be due to the 5 hour game fests I had on Call Of Duty! LOL!
The first thing you should be doing is BACKING EVERYTHING UP! Second invest in a fan for the unit. I have one that fixes to the front through the USB port, which works quite well.
I'm sure you've fixed it by now but this might help others.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
My ps3 after u turn it on 4 5 seconds it freezes it turns on but it freezes an i cant do ****
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
After I posted my comments I filled out the On Line Warranty form then called Sony. I received the pre paid return for repair box and decided as a last shot, to simply try a system reset, which apparently worked because I haven't had the same problem since. I still have the box, just in case....Sony informed me that I would not get my original unit back, so rather than chance losing all save data (which I know I can and have backed up) I am not comfortable with all my PSN info being in there for possible breach. So at this point, a reset worked for me and all updates since have been flawless.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
Ok so iv had my ps3 for a few years , and recently it has been freezeing up well I try to game "Both online and offline*
Now iv been racking my brain around this problem for some time , Iv rebooted , cleared the memory etc and nothing worked ,,, So I desided I had one more thing i could do , I took it apart , "Doing this will void your ps3 warrnty , When i opened it there was alot of dust ,,, Guys keep it dust free its important but as i took the cooling fan off "Which i must say was HUGE!* I noticed there was white paste on the chips , Know I reserched what this is and its thermil paste that is used to transfer the heat from the chips to the cooling point so they dont over heat , The paste was dryed up and useless , So Im thinking with most freeze up this is the problem , However from what iv read online if left to long the chips can be just fryed and done for , But I hope this might help some people out there My PS3 is the old model "the giant ps3*
This is really the only thing i can think of why its messing up so if your ps3 is messed like mine maybe give it a look and see .
:) Gamer FOR LIFE!
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
I had the same problem. I was keeping my PS3 in a cabinet under the TV. I moved it to a table, keeping it in the open. I think my problem was that the PS3 was getting too hot and not enough ventolation and air movement was causing the freezing.
Since I moved it in the open - no problems.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
What it all comes down to is overheating, The PS3 has a ton of parts packed into a small shell and not enough flow. Try setting it in a cool place but, nowhere it will recieve percipitation or it could fry. Lower the case temperature and see what happens.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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Posted on May 05, 2010
You may half to clean it if you have a 60 or 80 gig turn your ps3 on and it it upsidown so the fan it aming toward the ground the wait, it will not over heat wait about 30 to 40 seconds if your have a forty gig turn the switch the the ps3 off and put your finger over the eject button turn it on and let the dust clear out. if none of this works get ito your ps3 and clean it (carefuly!) and if that doesnt work your screwed! thwn go get another one or try to have someone fix it for you. and make sure its not close to any weird objects if may mess it up!!
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
You need to open the PS3 and clean the eye in the blue ray player... walkthroughs are available on Facebook.
And if it freezes when turned on just hold down power button for 3 beeps then release, wait about thirty seconds, hold down power button again for three beeps (third beep should be a double beep). this will bring you to the BIOS on the PS3. Just rebuild the file system, restore the system, basically all the options there. You will loose all files on the system but at least it will work.
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
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Posted on Sep 29, 2011
I have a problem wit my ps3 when it loads the game it freezes i dont know why PLEASE HELP email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Sep 26, 2010
i know this forums already closed, but my ps3 was working perfectly, i went out for 2 hours at friends place, my ps3 was on..i came back and it stopped working. I still dunno the reason, i thought it mite be the heating problem, so i turned it off for the nite, it still freezes as soon as it starts, anyone have any ideas on how to fix it please?
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
I had the freezing problem too so i took out my hdd cleaned it and dusted ps3 put a fan on my ps3 to cool it did a full format its always standing up in a cool area and the problem is....not as bad but...one other problem it could be is the hdd i noticed if the hdd was being used the ps3 menu or a game would freeze but the music would still be playing i took out any games then i fastfowarded any music or videos i had saved on the hdd to test. some music i had made it freeze! after the full format the problem still happens just not as bad but im going to figure this out because im not paying to fix it twice this year
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
When im playing any game during a video clip it suddenly freezes but continues how can i fix this
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
You might have turned it off at the rear switch during an important save or somthing like a loading screen which may have caused this maulfunction to occur.
Posted on May 24, 2009
I know this Forum might be closed, but after playin Dragon Age: Origins for a few hours I paused the game and came back to it later (turned off TV of course) and started playing again, since then every few hours it freezes, but I can still hear the music. I ran the fan on the PS3 but havent tried it yet. Would that do the trick?
Posted on May 16, 2010
Solution: Purchase a USB laptop cooler that goes on with the system power up. This will keep it cooler and solve freezups. worked for me. Dont pay more than 10-15 bucks for it.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
Earlier this year my hdmi port went out on my out of warranty original ps3. I the 2 replacements have both constantly froze during game play. I only play COD4 and WaW. It has never froze during dvd and blueray movies but at the same time never once froze with the original ps3 when playing games.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
Tried the heat sink compound replacement however this didn't improve matters. I did notice it dried up a fair bit. My next step is to try the cooler fan that Nyko has manufactured. I also need to use a temperature gauge to see exactly what temperature the system is running. It may be that I am too late that gpu has kick the can. Any one have and extra gpu chip for a ps3?
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
Turn off the console and try again. If its still not working try putting it in a well ventalited area with cool air. leave for an hour or 2. then try in ventalited area.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
Well yeah, but really the ideal condition for the heat sink is between 2 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees celsius, have you thought about changing the A/C compressor to a higher ratio to handle the higher CPU output of the cell processor switch. I can come over and show you how to handle this.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
Hi, try running a cd/dvd laser lens cleaner through it. You can get those anywhere for around $3.00. If it still does the same thing after cleaning the lens, then I'm afraid your laser is starting to go out and will need replaced soon.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks! I'll try it tomorrow (to tired). They have youtube videos on how to clean the lens right? Using clean, purified water should work too."
Hey guys i had this same problem 2 times the second time being tonight
and i fixed it both times! I don't usually post on forums but im just
trying to help out here i know it can be really frustrating when this
happens. Anyways what i did to fix the problem is lift the ps3 a couple
inches off the ground and gently drop it so the dust or w.e it is in
the ps3 settles n fixes. The second time this happened (tonight) i
tried dropping it again and it didn't work, it really got me mad, but
then i tried dropping it again this time upside down and after 1 drop
it worked. anyways hope this helps :)
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Posted on Aug 11, 2009
turn off you playstation....then turn it back on to where the red light comes on (standby) then hold the power button til it beeps 3 times....it should turn on and back off durin this time....then repeat that process again and a screen should pop up and it asks you if you would like to restore playstation or rebuild database....try the rebuild database.... (it will delete everything saved on your playstation and it could take hour to rebuild it) if that doesnt work then yoyu have a faulty blue ray lens
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
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