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My PS3 freezes up shortly after start of game, won't run movies

It appears the hard drive took a nose dive, less than two years after aquiring the unit. Games freeze up after playing less than five min. Blue ray movies are being rejected.

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I believe you may have little or no memory left...
you can upgrade it with a 500 Gb HDD from SATA (2.5' 8or 16" MB Cache make sure it is 5400 RPM ) You can buy it at best buy..
I replaced mine... and it works great now.. when you replace it you can download the software into your external hard drive and transport it back into your ps3..and itll instantly upgrade it for you

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Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.

1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.

2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.

3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).

4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).

Hopefully this will solve your freezing problems.

Problems/symptons that this appears to have resolved:
-freezing when doing anything
-no harddrive activity
-freezing when trying to use onboard keyboard or bringing up keyboard
-game/movie disc freezes system


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