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I have a ps3 the machine freezes up after a few minutes of play what do i need to do to fix this problem -- thank you

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  • Kevin Penn Aug 31, 2010

    Is this when you are playing blu ray games only or is the PS3 freezing when it is say on the home screen?

  • unclebob2595 Aug 31, 2010

    yes with blue ray games its all i have for ps3 the music shuts down thats when i know its gettin ready to lock up --thanks

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Hi their isnt much you can do yourself really but here is a couple of things you can try

1 switch it off and let it cool for at least an hour
2 check all the air vents and get all the dust and fluff out using a vac with the small brush atatchment
3 have the playstation standing up right.

then switch it on and see if it works or not.

the problem you are having is down to either the gpu chip or the cpu chip over heating, this is a common problem as the earlier ps3 have got a fan thats not up to the job of cooling, the chances are the damage is all ready done, and if this is the case you will need to get someone to take it apart give it all a good clean and then get them to replace the heat sink paste on the 2 chips mentioned above.
even getting this done may not solve the problem but its the only chance you have of getting it working.
you will need to take it to your local computer repair shop or look in the phone book or on the net for your nearest one as this isnt the kind of job you can do yourself, if the repair dont work then your best option would be to sell yours for spares and get hold of a working one.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

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ps dont use the ps3 whilst its on carpet this blocks the vents and causes it to over heat a lot quicker

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This can also be caused by the blu ray drive laser being faulty, it can freeze, stop and start or completely lock up the console. You will probably find a new blu ray drive is needed.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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