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Download freeze was downloading a short movie and when it got to 99% it just keeps downloading. I tried cancelling the download but it keeps freezing up. Turned system off, rebooted, unplugged power nothing works. Tried restoring system and deleting hard drive but it just keeps freezing.

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  • TNTMoney420 Oct 26, 2008

    I tried to download a video game demo and it is frozen on 1% and then it wont even let me cancel or pause the download without freezin up afterwards. I cant play a another game or it will freeze up going into game. I tried to restore default settings and even delete the entire hard drive and start over but it freezes up also! Sony wants to charge me $150 to send my PS3 in for two weeks so they can fix it and send me a bill. This is ridiculus, for all I know, they could have put bad demos on there playstation network in order for me to have send my PS# in and pay! If there is a way I could manually reset my hard drive or something that would be awesome. Has anyone had a problem like this and what did you to to fix it? Thanx!

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Is this when you try a second and third time to download the same movie? Try a different one. Update to version 2.2 (came out last night). It has upgraded reliability for the internet. Hopefully that helps. Good luck!!

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