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Playstation 3 not working

It has power, turns on starts to freeze. Still takes the game and gives it back to you. Just freeze's up doesnt bring up options or menu.

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  • lkenya1500 Sep 09, 2008

    My problem with my playstation 3 is that it comes on but it's not reading the disc. I try wiping the disc and clean it out it's still not reading the disc. What could this problem be?

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I need a Manual , for the Play Station # 3 , please sent me a address , to download it.
sent it to kokannani472000@yahoo.com

thank you
maria

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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My playstation 3 beeps twice and then freezes mid game not even allowing me to turn off the system without using the back switch


Sounds like a firmware issue. Happened to me after I had an update. I was told by Sony to wait for another update. Turned out it fixed the problem. Also check on your memory, if you're running low..delete some etc...might resolve. Lastly hold down the front power button for 5 seconds until you hear 2 beeps release it and this should reset. Here's a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMexfcOzreE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Nov 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games


Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

gameplay. I will start with the most common problem:

1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pl3paac.html

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2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/newpl3ps3taw.html

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Apr 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 keeps freezing on games and sometimes doesnt even load! Can u help??


hello. here is quick test to see if the fans are working properly, take the power lead from the back and replug it back in while you press and hold the eject button you should hear the fans boot up. make sure you've got a well ventilated area good luck

regards
shaun

Oct 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi my playstation keeps freezing and everytime i follow the instructions on the playstation it freezes again. it now wont start correctly. Could you help me please ?


Hello,

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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 problem still persist, try the below steps,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

Take care.

Jul 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps freezing games and movies ive done


turn off you playstation....then turn it back on to where the red light comes on (standby) then hold the power button til it beeps 3 times....it should turn on and back off durin this time....then repeat that process again and a screen should pop up and it asks you if you would like to restore playstation or rebuild database....try the rebuild database.... (it will delete everything saved on your playstation and it could take hour to rebuild it) if that doesnt work then yoyu have a faulty blue ray lens

Dec 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I turn my playstation 3 on and it gives me the Sony intro and the wave but it doesnt give me the home menu to pick my options, what do I do?


sounds like its struggling to find the file system on the harddrive!!

turn off the ps3 from button on front, then at the switch on the back.

turn it back on at the back.

hold down the power button on front until the console turns on and then turns back off, remove finger.

hold down power button on front again, this time it should beep...beep...beep beep!! this will bring up a recovery menu. select option to restore file system, when system restarts it should all be working again!!

hope this works for you! if not you could try removing the hard drive and then putting it back.

note: if you get any errors saying hdd maybe corrupt, could be the harddrive thats broken and you may need to replace it..
good luck

mike

Apr 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Problem with playstation 3 games and blue-ray


definitely a prob with the blueray laser u need to bring it back to shop or sony as there is no way u can fix it yourself.

Jan 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 freezing


TRY TO RESET IT IF IT DOESNT WORK!! TELL ME IN DETAIL!!?!

Dec 15, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Just a weird problem, can anyone help me?!


THERE COULD BE A THERMAL ISSUE WITH UR SYSTEM IF IT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY THEN GO AND DUMP THE MACHINE TO THE SERVICE CENTRE AND U WILL GET A NEW CONSOLE

Sep 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Freezing


clean disc and if this doesnt work move playstation away from wall or any heat source,if this doesnt work shut game off for a while,its tooooo hot

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