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I turn my ps3 on and it freezes after 30 secs i have my fan next to it so i doubt its from heating issues

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What u have to do is hold the power button down until 3 beeps . now the system should be off wait 10 mins and then turn it back on. if this does not help there is nothing u can do.

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