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When I turn my PS3 on the screen is frozen... I can hear audio sound effects while I browse the menus but can't see what I'm doing. I can turn it off but when I turn it back on it's frozen on the same screen.

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If your PS3 is freezing up then this happens in much the same way as the 3 red lights on the Xbox 360.

The GPU and the CPU heat up and you need to stop the heat to fix it.

You can send it in and pay $130 to get it fixed or you can use the recommended PS3 Repair guide that will have it fixed for you in under an hour!

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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The first thing your going to want to know is your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX -


· Step 2
Put your PS3 in Standby Mode.
For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.

For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back in.


· Step 3
Time to enter Safe Mode.

Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)


· Step 4
Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)


· Step 5

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You will then see this screen.

· Step 6
Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.


· Step 7

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You will then see this screen.


· Step 8
Select option number 3, (Restore File System). Then select yes to perform step.


· Step 9

You will then see this screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored."


· Step 10
First press the PS button to turn the controller back on. Then press the x button and it will restore, it will then restart and your problem is fixed!

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My playstation is frozen dont want to work help


try turning it off then going into safe mode and restoring it to get to safe mode hold the power button on ps3 till you hear 3 beeps and it will turn off again then hold it again till u hear a double beep and thats safe mode try #2 and #4 on the safe mode screen

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when the system is powered on hold the power button down until you hear it beep twice, I am unsure if this is what you were talking about or not but it should reset the system to factory settings

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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE AUDIO SELECTIONS ON UR PS3 CHECK THE BOXES ,,IN THE AUDIO SETUP

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This is sounding like a faulty Video Card - The game is running smoothly but the video has frozen it is unfortunate that you have encountered this as it is a particually rare problem with the PS3 - However if you contact Sony support and are still under warranty they will replace it for you - I hope this was of some help to you and hope you have better luck in the future,

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Blazamane

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Turn off Ps3
Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again
Once the system has been shutdown, re-press your finger until you hear dual beeps
When you hear the 2 beeps remove finger power button
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