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Feb 07 2012
By: pitbullxoxo First Son 11 posts
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PS3 freezes

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recently my PS3 has started freezing up at...sometimes it works fine...!sometimes!

mostly it freezes up just after start up...its an older PS3..that will also play PS2 games

I've never had any problems with the system

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Feb 7, 2012

You should backup your game saves if you don't want to lose them. Use a spare USB thumb drive and Saved Data Utility for most of your game saves. Copy-prohibited saves will require the PlayStation Plus Online Storage to backup.

You should take your PS3 in for service at a third party repair shop if you want to keep using your system. The Sony repairs don't seem to hold up. Endless Electronics is often recommended by other forum users.

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Feb 7, 2012

Would a game up-date cause the system freezing problem?

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Is there a particular game that you're having trouble with? Or do all games cause it to freeze?

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Feb 7, 2012

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare...ever since i up-dated that game...it has never played again...and the PS3 started to freeze up

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Feb 7, 2012

I have had the same problem ever since I updated my Skyrim game. Just that no one has responded to my post :I

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pitbullxoxo, it sounds like your PS3 is starting to fail, and updating Call of Duty 4 was a coincidence. There are only a limited number of things you could be doing on your PS3 when it fails, and people tend to focus on a software update that happened just before things started to break. Other times, it's immediately after they buy a new game too.

You could try going into Safe Mode and using the Restore File System option to repair errors on the .... Ignore the warning about corrupted data found because the warning will always display.

If you can get your PS3 to temporarily stop freezing, then you should backup your data immediately.

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Feb 7, 2012

potatobreath....you've been very very helpful..thank you !!...i'll update you on the results of my PS3 problem...and thank you once again

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Feb 8, 2012

Potatobreath Hopefully you can help me to.

Description: I turn on my PS3 and everything works perfectly until I try to start a game (either from a disc or saved on my hard drive) When I launch a game my PS3 freezes at the black screen you see while a game loads! I am unable to do the soft power reset (i.e. holding the I/O power button on the top of the system for a few seconds) and am forced to flip the power switch at the back of the machine. Naturally, once restarted this leads the system to tell me it wasn’t turned off correctly and the system proceeds to restore the system/check for errors. Even after this process completes the issue with freezing during game loading remains!

Main Issue:  I DIDN’T HAVE THIS FREEZING PROBLEM UNTIL AFTER I UPDATED THE SYSTEM TO VERSION 4.1!!

P.S.  My next step will be to call Sony tomorrow, I am trying to figure out if its any issue with the software update. If not I will try that safe mode stuff you recommended to pitbullxoxo.

Thanks

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Feb 8, 2012

I'm having the same problem with nba 2k12 since the 4.1 update!!! it freezes after you hit start aaat the beginning of the game

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