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Just got a PS3 and it's freezing and screen is glitching when I start it up. I assume it's an over heating issue but do not know how to address it. I just bought a fan for the system to help cool it but it does not seem to be working

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If its under a tear old tke it back, sounds liek the GPU or something is overheating, you dont need to buy fasn etc to fix this, there is a problem with it.
There should not be any heat or fan issues with the ps3, only the xbox 360.

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My ps3 is freezing and in black screen after an hour it worked when i quit the game the it is freezing again then it won't work anymore. This happened yesterday.


joreljerusal

If your system is locking up this is a sign the drive has corrupted data or the drive its self is failing. The link below will help you address the issue.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
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Jul 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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P S 3 will not play MLB 08 just when game starts it freezes up sound keeps playing screen is blank same with downloadable demo games from playstation store


If you are having issues with the screen freezing after the press start screen, this has to do with your automatic I.P. address configuration on your PS3. On your computer go to the command prompt (to get to command prompt, click START > Run. In the box that opens up, type cmd. This will give you a black window with something written on the top ), Here is a pic:
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Type in ipconfig .It will show you the default gateway for your router/DSL. Type that into your web browser to access your router configuration. From there you can find the I.P. for the PS3 and default DNS servers. On your PS3, go to the network settings and manually enter in the I.P address for your PS3, the default gateway, and the default DNS servers. After that, it should load up fine for you.

Note: You will need the password for your router. Some have defaulted "admin" as the password, or whatever you used when you set up your router for your network.

If that doesn't work, HERE is another solution.

Hope that works!

Cheers!
IrishDruid

Apr 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Log on to Black Ops after movie the screen turns white


Hello poky15 and welcome to FixYa. The problem you are having is what is known as a glitch in Call of Duty Black Ops. As far as I know Activision or has not addressed this issue as of yet. However it sometimes results in PS3's freezing as a result. PC's and the XBox 360 are aslo affected by this annoying issue. I hope you found this information helpful and thank you for visiting FixYa.

Apr 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 plays bluray movies fine, but when i play games it starts glitching and sometimes freezes.


hey there smilly47

Sounds like the Freeze up error,please see the Freeze up section Below

When your Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take, I will go through each one now so you know what to do.

Option 1

Send The PS3 to Sony

Almost all problems with the PS3 Sony can fix easily if not they will send you a refurbished model.

Price:

If your in warranty they will not charge you for this repair/replace.

If your out of warranty the Charge will be $150

Waiting Time:

4-6 weeks

Sony Contacts right here

Option 2

The PS3 Repair guide

When your suffering problems with the PS3 its often easy enough to fix it at home with a good ps3 repair guide. There famous for fixing major problems like:

The YLOD - Yellow light of death/ Red light error

The Disk Read error

The Hard disk Corruption error

The Red Screen of death - Serious error

PS3 Freeze up Error

PS3 No Signal Error - no display

FIX All error messages

But not everyone knows they can fix simple settings problems like all error messages and the no display error, av and hdmi screen problems and more.

Price: averages between $30 - $40

Wait time: instant download and repair within 2 hours

I really hope I have enlightened you and you do what is needed to fix your problems with the PS3 and get back to gaming soon as possible

Please leave any comments if you need any further assistance

Best Regards

PS3 Fixer

Dec 26, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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My PS3 will play dvds perfectly, but whenever i play a PS3 game, it'll play for a short time, then glitch up, and freeze. It'll then start saying an error occured and the game canoo't be started, and...


Only time I ran into this was a bad laser.

after system would get hot the laser would stop working replaced laser all was well after hours of game play.

but with all drive problems can be the drive board, over heating as well causing it to stop reading.


Aug 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When powered up, ps3 screen saver is frozen and no response, what is the problem?


your PS3 is freezing simply because your console is affected by heat, so you have to cool it down.

If the freezing continues even after cooling down, you can follow the steps below:


To stop the PS3 from Freezing, you could begin by putting off your console and wait for 20 minutes. After that, put it back on.

Check if there's any loose cables. If there is, put them back in.

If the freezing continues after taking the above step, you can follow the link below as a guide on how to fix the problem.

If you need more information on this, drop your comment.

Take care.

Jul 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation just freezes on start up screen and


hello,
"When the PS3 system freezes and wont play, the PS3 system has possibly over heated. This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked."

"If this happens:



• Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.


• If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like a bookshelf or entertainment center, move it to a more open area.


• Leave the PS3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.


• If you continue to have issues, you will have to send the system in for service."

May 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Glitches and freezing


golf_guy1059

There is 2 possible issues here.

The problem is ether with the operating system of the PS3 or you are having a hardware problem with the PS3 its self.

Lets look at the OS first because I have been seen alot issues with this lately. The link below will take you through resetting the OS on the drive.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know how things go.

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

May 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 is over heating then the screen freezes


purchase an intercooler for your ps3 if it continues purchase a new power supply.

Aug 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Game freezes


Make sure you load the updates to the system. Some software issues/glitches are fixed that way.

A lot of games have updates as well,

Here is how to update the system by other means than having a broadband connection. (If you don't have one. Just thought I would make the suggestion)

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3

May 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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