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Jan 09 2011
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why does my ps3 freeze?

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sometimes im playing nd it freezes why?

or when im on the internet it freezes

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Re: why does my ps3 freeze?

Jan 9, 2011

i have the same problem with you while im on the internet but as for games i rarely freeze.  I would recommend you clean out the dust from the fans with a vaccum.

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Jan 9, 2011

i have noticed recently only a certain few games froze for me , Fallout 3 GOTY Edition froze like mad when doing the expansionsFallout NewVegas has a few times so far. but MGS4, Resident evil 5 , NFS Hot Pursuit, Battleifled bad company 2 has not froze yet BC2 i have been booted offline a few times but it was a server issue ( EA has $#hiity servers to begin with) a;ways has since PS2 days with madden and SSX 3 and even MAdden on 360 my friend ha shad issues with EA servers.

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Jul 12, 2011

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my PS3 freezes too when i play COD Black Ops. so i just turn it off and play again.

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Jul 13, 2011

The only thing i can think of is that the console is processing so much power, it sometimes goes overboard and needs to re-boot.

"RNGsus, hallowed be thy name. Thy digits come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in the Tower. Give us this day our daily shards. And forgive us our dismantles, as we forgive those who have dismantled before us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Cryptarch. For thine is the loot table, the engrams, and the luck, forever and ever."
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Aug 15, 2011

I have the same problem also but it is only with ea games I play others and they are clear I was thinking it was my playstation I called im they have I started playing other games and now it works okay but not with hot pursuit

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Aug 16, 2011

There could be several reasons why your PS3 freezes.  Some games freeze because of bugs or perhaps they are overheating the GPU.  Certain games have been known to freeze certain PS3 models.  When GTA IV first came out it was causing some of the 60 GB model PS3s to freeze.   

The PS3 is also known to freeze occasionally on the web browser if that is what you mean by the internet.  Most web developers code only for PC browsers, so their code might be incompatible with the PS3's browser.  Also, it is an old browser that Sony rarely patches or updates.  These days with PC browsers releasing new versions every month or so, it is apparent that using an old outdated browser will cause some problems. 

If you are experience freezing in every game and it happens often then your PS3 might be failing.  If you are still under warranty you can send it to Sony for a free repair.  If you are no longer under warranty it will cost you around $130 - $150 to repair it.  In my opinion it is not worth it to pay the fee to repair it.  Many people have complained that after paying for repair they just ended up with another dead PS3 in a few months. 

You can get a brand new PS3 Slim for only about $150 more than the repair cost (160 GB are $300) and not having to worry about it failing and freezing up again in a few months.  I know some people will say you have to pay tax and shipping for a new PS3 making it way more than $300, but if you get if from Amazon you don't have to pay tax and they have free shipping.  Amazon has the 160GB and the 320GB Move bundle.  Anyway, here's the link you can see for yourself:   PlayStation 3

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Aug 17, 2011

So 1 day after I post about how 160 GB are $300, Sony goes and drops the price. lol Now 160GB are $249.  Maybe if I keep posting, Sony will drop the price $50 every day until they're free!

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Nov 10, 2013
I am playing gta v and I'm driving along and it freezes I can still hear the car but I can't press anything not even my ps button
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