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Disc freezes When I watch a dvd or play a game, my disc freezes after some time, usually 30 mins or so. Can I do anything myself before spending money?

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  • djrichinc Jun 30, 2008

    Trouble with PS3 - Grand Theft Auto IV- game freezes after about 5 min of playing- have tried different GTA IV disc's, updated game and console and still freezes

  • djrichinc Jun 30, 2008

    Tried cd cleaner and game still freezes.....all other games and movies play without a hitch


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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezing up. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up

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Well no lol
you can go buy a lense cleaner they do have cd lense cleaners at walmart and insert it.. it sounds like a dirty laser lol.. so 10$ you would have to spend!

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Firstly let me just say that all audio visual units such as this, should come with lens cleaning utilities, as more often then not the laser eye is simply dirty.

  • I presume this is the case with more then one game and if this is the case, please read on. ( not simply one damaged CD / DVD.
  • There is a product for cleaning the laser eye simply called a DVD or CD lens cleaner.
  • I should imagine you could simply run the lens cleaner and this would more then likely fix your problem.
  1. Go to a store that sells DVD's and CD's or games and ask them about a "lens cleaner" for your ps3.
  2. Read over the instructions - should give you step by step, and this is reasonably important to do it correctly, so is best you read the instructions.
  3. Allow suitable time to dry ( 5-10 minutes ) as directed by the manual ( some of these are on the CD and can be heard by simply playing the CD or DVD in another player.
  4. Your games should now work fine, and knowing that you only just got it for xmas, you should still be able to make a warranty claim if the problem persists.
  5. There isn't much else you can do to fix this yourself, but a lens cleaner is certainly worth a shot.
  6. Lens Cleaners usually retail for anywhere from $5 - $35 for a good quality one, the end result is usually the same, so don't spend all your pocket money on something you could have gotten less expensively.

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