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Freezing The system will play for about 5-10 minutes, then the video freezes while the audio continues, other times the controllers will not turn on the system or connect to the system.

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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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Every time i start playing a game, about one minute into it, the game freezes. the screen stays, no sound, no error code. the tray still can come out and only the power symbol (no controller indicators) is...

This is called lockup aka freezing. The problem is
caused by a open connection from the C.P.U. to the
G.P.U. and it should happen even on the dashboard
with out a game being played.

The Fix is to have both the G.P.U. and the C.P.U. reflowed
and properly clamped. cost 50.00-80.00 .

check to see if it locks up ( freezes on the menu screen after
10-15 min ) just to confirm my suspicions.

if you have any questions ,feel free to ask


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PS3 freezing when playing blue rays

PS3 freezes means some hardware errors occurred and need some maintenance. Do you know, send back to game shop is too expensive and waste your time. Learn the correct repair skills and fix it by yourself is the ultimate method. Here is the repair guide for you to learn :
DIY PS3 Repair Guide
Not only such freezing problem, you can repair other red and yellow light related issues as well.After you purchased the product, you will be guided to the step-by-step videos and ebooks for you to work with.

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My playstation just freezes on start up screen and

"When the PS3 system freezes and wont play, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

"If this happens:

• Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.

• If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.

• Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.

• If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."

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Freezing up and or audio playing with no picture

PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like video/picture but no audio problem. Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

Mar 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Plays, freezes, green lines, won't come back on

It's a GPU problem. Are you comfortable opening up your PS3 or would you rather pay $150 through Sony?

Let me know.

In the meantime you can check out my PS3 blog for some tips, warnings, etc.

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Game plays for 5-10 minute, then freezes up....?

Game plays for 5-10 minute, then freezes up....?

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Freezing up

Is it new?? Maybe you got one of those editions which were put in kiosks in best buy or stuff. They crashed every 20 minutes and sony said it was "On purpose to keep gamers from playing all day and give other people a chance to play" or sort ....

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