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PS3 freezes When I turn on the PS3 console (with or without a game in it), it starts the "Sony Playstation" and the swirl but then freezes. Sony's web site suggested powering down and unplugging. I've tried that with no luck. I bought the 60GB model back in 2007. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! Lori

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  • debramuzyka Jul 02, 2008

    We have the same problem with ours and sent an e-mail to Sony but all the solutions they offered would only work if you got past the frozen screen. Does someone have an idea?? Ours is the same model as well, we have had the system since Oct. 07.

  • sluggo1017 Jul 02, 2008

    Same or similar problem here. I downloaded and installed the 2.40 update, it rebooted, displayed the Playstation name, played the little orchestral tune, and now I'm looking at a teal screen with the smokey effect still working, but no XMB at all. It's not frozen per se... it just won't get past this point.

  • Colin Bagley
    Colin Bagley Dec 12, 2008

    same problem, it wont last long enough for me to do anything without feezing, ive found no common denominator,

    i 1st noticed a freezing problem a while ago when playing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, yet never on any other game. then i got Fallout 3, same freezing issue. so i assumed it was just Bethesda being sloppy.

    but now it wont last 5 mins from start up without freezing, sometimes not even past startup.



    oh and all my data was wiped too, yet my memory usage was still 10/55GB just like before.

    restoring the system defaults and a complete reformat did nothing but consume time.

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I know that i click solution, even though its not really what you would like to do.
ive already posted how my ps3 repeatedly died on me, i rang the sony helpline and they were brillaint. they were easy to understand (as in english accent, not indian call-center accent) they talked me through some possible fixes that would have solved minor issues, but they turned out not to work. so they took my home address and sent a replacment PS3, same model and age, in 2 days time.
it didnt fix my ps3, but thanks to sony i got a sort of reincarnated one instead. they even said that they could retreive my save data and put it into the new one, but i didnt do this since i had allready re-formatted it loads.
best thing= didnt cost me a penny.

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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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Got the same problem today instantly after installing an update, Turn it on again and only get the swirl but nothing else. Rang the helpline as advised by comet where i purchased it. They say it is a hard drive problem and are getting another one to me in a week. Not to good considering this will be the 3rd one i have had due to problems. Only purchased original on in January. Getting a bit naffed of with having to start games again due to memory being lost on old hard drive.

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