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Games and blue ray movies freezing

I applied the update when told that it may do the job but still freezes.....i have set a fan behind the unit and stood it up on its side to help keep it cool.....still freezes

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    While playing games, the screen suddenly freezes

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    your solution still didnt help

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Clean ur disc if it has finger prints take them off

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games


Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

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1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:

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2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:

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Ps3 reads disk inserted but will not play it. games freeze while downloading them. (all) and blue ray movies when told to play come up with black screen and stays there. (frozen)


It sounds like your Blu-Ray drive is fragged.
Return it to Sony. If it is still under warranty, the repair will be free; otherwise, Sony will charge a flat $150 fee.

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PS3 games/movies will freeze... will not load games/movies


Hi,This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service.You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue. You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution. If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply. If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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My playstation 3 keeps freezing on blue ray dvd movies


The disc may have been scratched, damaged or otherwise manufactured improperly. Try another blu-ray. If it works, there is something wrong with the disc you are trying.

It may also be your firmware version. You should update your firmware to the latest version.
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3

Otherwise your lens may be damaged; you might have to send the unit in for repair.
https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm

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My PS3 freezes up shortly after start of game, won't run movies


I believe you may have little or no memory left...
you can upgrade it with a 500 Gb HDD from SATA (2.5' 8or 16" MB Cache make sure it is 5400 RPM ) You can buy it at best buy..
I replaced mine... and it works great now.. when you replace it you can download the software into your external hard drive and transport it back into your ps3..and itll instantly upgrade it for you

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my p3 will not allow me to play games or blu-ray dvd, it just dirty or damage disk

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Blue Ray Movies freeze every so often


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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I had the exact same problem. I found an old post somewhere that said turning off an internet connection might do the trick. So far it has done the trick for me, but I only tested on one movie. I was getting a freeze every 10 minutes. After turning off the network connection ( wireless in my case but same should apply to wired ) I had no freezes. I'm not sure if I see a pattern but I'm guessing that BD Live may be the culprit and perhaps discs without it suffer because of some bug in the PS3 software to connect or something. Just a wild guess. Looking at updates, BD Live came in on firmware update 2.2 in 3/08. I probably only upgraded recently from a much older version so there is some likelihood to this being the culprit. Don't have enough discs with BD Live to test.

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Bluray freeze


Had the same issue. Next It will start doing the same thing with your PS3 games. Your blue-ray/lazer is going out it will quit working soon. Alot of PS3 have bad lazers in them. I replaced mine works great now.

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