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My sons ps3 has worked fine for 6mths then a few works ago broke it freezes on the main menu, sometimes says files are corrupt but you cant get any further than that, i took it back to the shop were it worked fine? I got it home and it wont work, iv took it back to the shop another 2 times and again it works fine so they wont help, yesterday 2 of my neighbours who obviously didnt believe me both tried it in my house then in theres, and it wont work in mine but will everywhere else!! HELP!!

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Yes all you need to do is stop the heat internally until you do this it will not work for you. You can use a good repair guide to do this or you can send it in for a fix.

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My ps3 freezes upon start up, or shortly after. sometimes it freezes when trying to get into safe mode. sometimes i just get a black screen and my controllers won't connect. everything worked fine on...


Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
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3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
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If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
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You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

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your hard drive may be dying. or the file system may be corrupted.

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#2 rebuild the file system in the recovery menu

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To get to the recovery menu you need to press and hold the power button when the ps3 is in standby mode untill you hear a double beep then release. sometimes the ps3 will go back to standby mode before it does the double beep if it does just release the button and press and hold again real fast and wait for double beep.

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I might sound like a stupid solution, but if the PS3 is in a dusty area it sometimes freezes.. Try to vacume clean it.. Also, is your fan on and does it sound ok. It might freeze due to overheating. If it only freezes when you play games on a disc, it might be a problem with the laser reader, which could also be due to dust.

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