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My brand new 160gig ps3 freezes during gameplay and takes forever to load movies and games. What's going on?

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Hi,

The disc reading problem is HUGE!

It happens because the laser has come away from where it needs to be and to fix it you need to readjust the laser.

Now you can do this by sending it in however there will be a charge for the fix.

The other way that you can fix it is to use a good repair guide.

I hope this helps?

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

  • vinkesd Apr 07, 2011

    Would this be covered under my one year warranty?

    I appreciate the response, thank you.

  • williamtu273 Apr 07, 2011

    You get a one year warranty I think and it SHOULD be covered however not all errors are so it is best to check.

    I do know that if it is not covered they will charge you $150 for the fix which is not good!

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I am getting red & blue dots in the background of the game. Frist stated when start up but has now moved to during game play.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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    Troy Gorman Apr 09, 2011

    You have beginning signs of yellow light of death and will need to reflow the CPU and gpu with a hot air gun. Laser faulty will only happen during game play freezing choose up picture etc.

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