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Freeze-up console routinely freezes up, usually during gameplay but has also occurred during a dvd playback

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  • nicster951 Nov 29, 2007

    the older more expensive

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    only dvd playback occasionally freezes but audio continues...then i cancel back to menu....press play again and it continues from where audio left off as normal [with video & audio] until randomly freezing again. I have the 60 gb version.

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up

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I have this problem with the 1st gen of the ps3, any help would be appreciated

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How old is this ps3? Is it the newer cheaper, or the older, more expensive one. Their are differences in the systems.

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