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Playstation 3 problem

I have a 60gig ps 3 every time I turn the console on it just freezes and I have to turn it off by the switch at the back. Can anyone help? Whats wrong with it?

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    i have the same problem my system wont even boot to main menu

  • joe92853 Dec 28, 2008

    when im playing a game i press the ps button but the xmb won't load then it freezes my game and i have to turn it off from the switch in the back.

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Hello.
If it doesn't even load to the XMB or only gets to the XMB and freezes, then it's the hard drive. Remove the hard drive and try a different one. It will ask you to format it, say yes, then it will turn off and back on.

Also, just to keep up your machine, get some compressed air and use the straw it comes with to blow out your PS3 to remove most of any dust build up.

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