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Playstation3 wont work after a couple of minutes

My little brother droppep my ps3 once and ever since then 5 mins after turning on it starts freezing, shuts down or screen turns multi-color and then it wont work no more until it cools down but when i turn it on again it does it again. what it could be? i got my ps3 as a gift and i dont have the receipt, how can i get it fix?

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I suggest leaving it alone until you contact Sony, as you may make the problem worse.

You should have a warranty on your PS3, even if it was a gift. Contact Sony as soon as possible and get an exchange.

Web: http://esupport.sony.com/

Please let me know if this helps. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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Hi my playstation keeps freezing and everytime i follow the instructions on the playstation it freezes again. it now wont start correctly. Could you help me please ?


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your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down. If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:

To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on. Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the problem still persist, try the below steps,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
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My playstation just freezes on start up screen and


hello,
"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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About 5 - 10 minutes into gaming, the screen will freeze usually with small green dots scattered across the screen? bad hdmi cable?


No, cables RARELY go bad. More than likely it's the GPU on the motherboard. It's getting too hot.

You need to get some compressed air and blow out all the dust. It's best to do it outside ;)

Also give it about a minute or two before powering up again.

It also helps to use the PS3 in a vertical position, heat is your enemy!

Let me know what happens after following my suggestions.

--RescueTechLA

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try this. works for slimline PS2.
1) turn off PS3
2) unplug PS3 and wait a couple minutes before plugging back in.
3) turn on PS3

hope this helps :D

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Becoz ur hard disc got corrupted ! But don't worry, U need swith on the PS3 & touch hold both the "Eject" & "Power/Reset" button for 20 secs or until a triple beep sound. It will restart the PS3 with a Message " Press X Button to restore the corrupted data ".. Enjoy.. !! =D

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It is freezing because your playstation is to close to the tv and its getting to hot...it is due to overheating you are having this problem ... so try moving it to another spot....you must take care to keep it properly vented.......
The system is prone to overheating, particularly if you happened to have bought older stock.
One way to deal with this is to stand it vertical, and put a small desk fan behind it.Turn on the fan when you turn on the game. I know it's an annoyance but it is a very simple and effective way to work around the problem.
DO NOT use an intercooler fan or any cooling device that gets power from the playstation. It just makes it worse.

when thermal compound fails it gets overheated so you need to look into this too ...replacing the thermal compound on the heat syncs and it should only cost about $5.00 to fix your playstation.

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