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Hi, my ps3 stopped playing ps3 games but it plays

Hi, my ps3 is playing movies fine, but when I put a ps3 game in, it will freeze within 10 minutes

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It will most likely be the hard drive in your PS3 as your games most likely use the hard drive a lot - I would try if you can to take the hard drive out and try and backup the data if you can and then whilst its connected to your desktop run a check disc - you may need to purchase a new hard drive and transfer the data over.

how to replace the hard drive

http://vgstrategies.about.com/od/ps3cheatsandcodes/ss/PS3HDDUpgrade.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkM9wiZePfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B1mQ21XXLE

As you can see plenty of guides especially on youtube for replacing the hard drive as for the recovery of the data before you wipe or erase or run a checkdisk on the hard drive you will need a data kit which you can obtain from your computer store or amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+to+ide%2Fsata&x=0&y=0

If the link does not work then go to amazon or a computer website and type in

usb to ide/sata

then click on search and it should pull up some results that are relevant

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