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Freezing ive recently started having issues with my 60 gb ps3. i play it a lot so this is quite frustrating. very randomly and with no warning at all, the game will freeze. i just bought and was playing madden and it did it. so with it being a brand new outta the box game, it must be something with the system. the games freeze, but dont fully freeze. i can see animation like stuff moving players bobbing side to side sometimes, but i cant press any button and the game refuses to load the next screen, the only option i have is to turn the system off manually, and like a computer im sure that isnt good for the system. can anyone help? whats wrong with my ps3?

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  • mooooseman13 Aug 12, 2008

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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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You have dust build up brother. take a can of dust off and while the system is running pulse some air throught the front vents. you should see gobs of brown dust flying out the back....you system is freezing because its overheating(is that an oxymoron?) good luck!

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