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When i play games in my ps3 for some reason they freeze or they act like they want to id like to know how do i get that problem fixed

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Hi, its not easy to fix, 1st check if you have any warranty left if you do take it back and get an exchange if you dont your going to need to get the gpu and cpu chip reflowed as the problem you are having is caused by over heating.

how ever it may just be a dirty dvd drive

try the following.
1 get a cd lenses cleaner from a computer hardware store and run this in the ps3
2 get a can of compressed air from comp hardware store and using the straw attatchment spray air into the dvd drive to remove any build up of dust.

if them to ideas dont solve the problem then your ps3 has over heated so do the following,
1 check all the air vents are free from dust and vac them out if needed
2 make sure your not using the ps3 whilst its on carpet or on top of anything like dvd player or sky box as this will cause it to over heat a lot quicker
3 use the ps3 standing up this allows the bottom where the fan is to keep a lot cooler buying the stand will prevent it from falling over but just to try it you can stand it on something solid

if after doing the above you still have the problem your going to need to find someone who can reflow the gpu and cpu chip to see how much of a big job it is use google and type in how to reflow gpu and cpu chip on ps3 then hit search and have a look at a few of the sites and you will see the kind of work involved its not the kind of job you can do yourself

let me know if you need further assistance ok

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

Posted on Sep 30, 2010


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