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PS3 freezing and overheating

When i play any game on my playstation 3 around 5 minutes into my game it freezes. When i touch the back of my ps3 it's reallt hot. It feels like it's been on for hours on end. What can i do to solve this? And the worst thing is i only got it at christmas!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    yeah same thing tooo... its really hot in the back

  • frederick_mo Aug 31, 2008

    Game is freezing during game play.

  • BSOLTERO Nov 23, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROB I PLAY OBLIVION FOR LIKE 5 MIN THEN IT JUST FREEZES UP I OPEND MY PS3 UP AND NOTICED THAT A CERTAIN PART GETS HOTTER THAN MOST BUT I DONT WANNA GO ANY FURTYHER INCASE I ACCEDENTLY RUIN IT

    I NED HELP ON HOW TO FIX THISS

  • jclark1374 Dec 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. After one level of COD4 online it crashes every time. I've kept it in a poorly ventilated cabinet so I have to assume that this is the problem. Will ventilation fix the problem or is it permanently damaged???

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    I got my Playstation in November of 2007.  On Blu Ray and games it does the same thing.  It freezes up 5 minutes into playing or watching.

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Read my blog as my problem is similar but mine does not freeze it just turns off

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