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P S 3 will not play MLB 08 just when game starts it freezes up sound keeps playing screen is blank same with downloadable demo games from playstation store

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  • budsco Apr 29, 2008

    tiger woods PGA 07 & 08 work good - few other games are fine- brought mlb 08 from amazon.com Have read about router problems connected to dsl modem directly did not help. 70 year old retired man knows little about computers

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If you are having issues with the screen freezing after the press start screen, this has to do with your automatic I.P. address configuration on your PS3. On your computer go to the command prompt (to get to command prompt, click START > Run. In the box that opens up, type cmd. This will give you a black window with something written on the top ), Here is a pic:
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Type in ipconfig .It will show you the default gateway for your router/DSL. Type that into your web browser to access your router configuration. From there you can find the I.P. for the PS3 and default DNS servers. On your PS3, go to the network settings and manually enter in the I.P address for your PS3, the default gateway, and the default DNS servers. After that, it should load up fine for you.

Note: You will need the password for your router. Some have defaulted "admin" as the password, or whatever you used when you set up your router for your network.

If that doesn't work, HERE is another solution.

Hope that works!

Cheers!
IrishDruid

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Apr 29, 2008

    Also try what TheMachine said below..try the game without the internet connection. If it works, you do not need to follow the steps above. But then, that would give you only 50% value for what you paid for the game..
    If it does not work even without the connection, then the disk is defective and try to get it replaced.



    Try this as well:



    1. Disable
      auto sign in to the PSN.

    2. Start
      the game.

    3. Decline
      the first attempt to log on at the PRESS START screen.

    4. Log in
      at the Sports Connect screen.





    Here is a quote from a different forum:


    “I use a Belkin wireless router, and I was having the
    same problem (freezing after the "press start" screen). I was
    able to get around this by manually changing the network settings in the PS3
    menu... I'm not sure why this worked, but it worked - instead of having
    the PS3 automatically check for the IP address, I manually typed in what I
    thought it should be. Now, I do not know much about network
    connections.... but, if my desktop PC's IP address ended in xxx.2.2, and my
    laptop ends in xxx.2.3, I typed xxx.2.4 for the PS3. I also manually
    copied the same DNS server addresses that are on my desktop PC into the
    appropriate fields during the manual setup in the PS3 network setup.






    Once I finished typing in all the addresses, I was able
    to go online and play games, download rosters, etc. “




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Are you able to play the game without an Internet connection at all? This would eliminate or prove that your router or Internet connection is the culprit. Otherwise could be a defective disc, that will happen sometimes. Bring it back to the store and have them try it out, if it does the same thing they should happily replace the game.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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    Dean Joly Apr 29, 2008

    Sorry, contact Amazon or EA, they will replace your disc if it's defective.



    You could also try it on a friend's PS3 if you know someone to see if it reproduces itself.

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Hi,

try to keep it in an open breathable area.. you are most probably likely to freeze if your ps3 is too hot
but there are some games that has some issues and freeze..

Goodluck..

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If you are using belkin router? thats your problem right there. it freezes at the start screen because of some issue with belkin router.

Thanks
Iqbal

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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