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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on the back of your controller there is a reset button have to use a pin to get in and reset it as far as the ps3 freezing its probley the fan going bad and causing the ps3 to overheat, does it just freeze up or shut down.
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:
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,
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. •
Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files. •
Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3. • Restore
PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch. •
System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
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
when it happens, give it some time, like 5-10 min. the ps3 is most likely accessing the hard drive, and if it is, shutting down in the middle of it could currupt your hdd. if it doesnt work, even after 10 min, call sony tech support, but if it works fine afterwords, i dont see why it would be neccessary. unless it gets worse, i think you should just turn it on, turn it off after a few min, then back on, and then play.
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.
The only thing I can recommend doing is backing up your info and then trying to get to the restore option under the ps3 before the green squares pop up, if you are not able then contact Sony before your lose your warranty.