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GAME WILL LOAD BUT FREEZE MINUTES AFTER LOADING

THE GAME OR BLUE RAY MOVIE WILL LOAD AND PLAY BUT WILL FREEZE MINUTES AFTER STARTING.

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Try doing a factory reset but be warned resetting it deletes all data and restores it back to factory default this should correct the software glich that is causing your ps3 to freez or lock up

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.. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset

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You can either replace the laser if you have the technical knowledge to take the dvd drive apart, or just replace the drive. You can usually find either one on ebay.


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the blue ray laser has two high energy beams at 450nm(bluelight) and 730nm (redlight). the highpower diode on your machine im afraid has failed (due to the extreme heat conditions in ur PS3). you need to install a new laser ..only 100 i charge or 160 from sony (150+TAX 2 week wait)
Now if you have the newer model laser KES410ACA, then you have 2 SEPARATE light sources...these tend not to fail as often

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I left all ready some important help about this issue.
I do believe you have a faulty laser since ps3 have 2 diode laser on the same mechanic and each one is independent for loading your disk.You can read dvd movie but no blue ray disk or Ps3 game or vice versa.
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