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  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    My ps3 freezes up when i play my games i tried to restore it and still doing the same thing with all my games and there in pretty good condition.

  • estherd1 Jul 27, 2008

    When I first turn on the playstation, it begins to load. Then it freezes. I can do nothing else but turn it back off. Is there an easy solution to this problem or do I have to have it repaired? I've only had the device for less than six months and it's always been in a well ventilated area.

  • cugalde04 Oct 13, 2008

    my ps3 freezes up about 5 seconds after i start it every time i turn it on
    ive had it for about 2 years and it just recently started doing this and ive tried just about everything!

  • inertiadrft Oct 13, 2008

    My ps3 will start doing well, but after 10 minutes or so of playing, it will not read the game or Dvd's anymore, it will get stuck on a black screen. If I try to turn it off it wont, unless I flip the switch on the rear, then if I turn it back on it will keep doing the same thing, with a message about An error has occured about something..

  • J-Relo Oct 31, 2008

    has anyone solved it? (without sending to Sony) PLease post.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    my ps3

  • king wes Nov 08, 2008

    my ps3 comes on but it freezes before it gets to the menu

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    it keep freezing

  • washy123 Dec 31, 2008

    it does not let me onto the menu all it has is the moving lines can anyone help?

  • matthew_dean Jan 06, 2009

    Playstation freezes during gameplay, but only on Tombraider Underworld

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    While Playing Cod5, it say its loading, then it just goes onto a black screen. This is before the game actually ever comes on. If it's on the home menu at the time, it goes off but the loading circle is in the top right corner but it isn't rotating.

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

    PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound
    problem, video problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be
    repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog..



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This is similar to the red blinking lights on the seems your cell processor has overheated resulting in a cold solder joints or worse bridged solder involving the BGA array...I have had some success in fixing these albeit limited. SONY charges 150 plus state tax and sends you a refurbished unit. i can fix it for 55 shipped if interested

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Sounds like a heat problem to me. You need to get a can of dust-off/PC duster and blow it out the best you can. Only blow from the front or the sides, blowing towards the back. The slots are bigger in the back allowing more dust to escape.

Call Sony

I hope this helps. Good luck to you!!

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I want ps 3 free at home + games of grand theif auto free.please,please

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