Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Apart from doing a system restore on your Playstation 3 and replacing the hard drive
there isn't much you can do that won't void the warrenty, your best bet to resolving this issue is to contact Sony themselfs for them to sort out this problem.
Because consoles these days are very close to computers, they can be modified to be used for piracy behaviour, so any attempt to open your Playstation3 will void any warrenty you currently have.
Depending on your country of residence just go to the relevent playstation site and there is a warrenty and support section for you to contact and for this issue to be resolved.
Hope this all helped.
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
Have you tried this? If the below directions does not work, then I think it's high time you contacted Sony and get another PS3. The case would be a critical one if the below doesn't solve the problem;
Put your PS3 in Standby Mode. The first thing your going to want to know is your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX -
For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.
For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back
Time to enter Safe Mode. Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)
Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)
You will then see this screen. "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button".
Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.
You will then see this screen. -REMINDER: -BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADDONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-
Select option number 5. (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step. You will then see this screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored.
The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that is is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!
Posted on Apr 06, 2011
Make sure you have updated to the latest firmware. If after updates it still freezes then it may be a heat problem. Have you ever cleaned the PS3 out before? Dust can sometimes cause heat. Many forums suggest just contacting Sony support, they seem to be very helpful and supportive.
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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