my PS3 keeps freezing up

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#1 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -

I got COD4 the other day and played right up till the sniper level. Then the game froze up and my Ps3 hasn't worked since.

My controller won't sync sometimes too. This started after the 2.0 update. I tried to turn off the media bar, but after I thought I disabled it, it was still running at the top. Now I can't even play a game before it messes up. I've called sony and I am waiting for them to send me a box for shipping, but maybe it isn't broken after all. Could anyone shed some light on this major problem of mine......I just got a 40" lcd tv and I had to plug up my PS1 for crying out loud!!!! Please help with any comment that u guys have.....thanx

#2 Posted by MERC_RECONN (2971 posts) -

I got COD4 the other day and played right up till the sniper level. Then the game froze up and my Ps3 hasn't worked since.

My controller won't sync sometimes too. This started after the 2.0 update. I tried to turn off the media bar, but after I thought I disabled it, it was still running at the top. Now I can't even play a game before it messes up. I've called sony and I am waiting for them to send me a box for shipping, but maybe it isn't broken after all. Could anyone shed some light on this major problem of mine......I just got a 40" lcd tv and I had to plug up my PS1 for crying out loud!!!! Please help with any comment that u guys have.....thanx

Scubei

If you don't have it in a well ventilated area, that could be the issue. If you do and you are still having problems send it back.:)

#3 Posted by CTUDude (972 posts) -

My PS3 did a similiar thing. After 2.00 it kept freezing.

Go to your settings, it'll freeze so let it sit. Once it clears through get to 'Restore Default Settings', this will just wipe clean your settings, not your game files. Alsoeverytime you click it'll freeze so just wait 5 mins to unfreeze.

I did that and my PS3 has worked fine since.

#4 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
thanx bro...i'll try it
#5 Posted by zouhou (527 posts) -

Dude Dont worry man it will go back to normal on the 2.01 update the same thing happened to me;)

#6 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
i'll try it tonight, hopefully it will work.
#7 Posted by lrsp (769 posts) -
The 2.01 update seems to have fixed most of the freezing problems for me!
#8 Posted by MERC_RECONN (2971 posts) -

The 2.01 update seems to have fixed most of the freezing problems for me!lrsp

It seems like most of us early adpoters of the Ps3 have lucked-up. Most(NOT ALL) of us haven't had any issues with freezing or update glicthes.

#9 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
WELL.....SEEMS THAT MINE IS A LAUNCH 60 GIG SYSTEM, MAYBE SOME HARWARE IS HOLDING UP BETTER THAN OTHERS.....WE'LL SEE IF THE UPDATES AND FIXING IDEAS WORK TONITE
#10 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
OK
#11 Posted by MERC_RECONN (2971 posts) -

WELL.....SEEMS THAT MINE IS A LAUNCH 60 GIG SYSTEM, MAYBE SOME HARWARE IS HOLDING UP BETTER THAN OTHERS.....WE'LL SEE IF THE UPDATES AND FIXING IDEAS WORK TONITEScubei

Read what I said bro....I said SOME, NOT ALL.:)

#12 Posted by infidexus (194 posts) -
No since in starting a fight, just do the update 2.01, it fixes all the problems.
#13 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
thanx u guys.....helped me out......hopefully this won't happen again:roll:
#14 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
ANYMORE IDEAS?
#15 Posted by cooldust (3283 posts) -
my ps3 keeps freezing after 2.01 :evil:
#16 Posted by kenshinhimura16 (7009 posts) -

[QUOTE="lrsp"]The 2.01 update seems to have fixed most of the freezing problems for me!MERC_RECONN

It seems like most of us early adpoters of the Ps3 have lucked-up. Most(NOT ALL) of us haven't had any issues with freezing or update glicthes.

I have an 80 and 2.00 didnt gave me troubles. But I wont deny that lots of people were having issues

#17 Posted by ianuilliam (4955 posts) -
I've had a few freeezes lately (I guess since the 2.0), but I got Assassin's Creed right after the 2.0 update, and that's the only game I've been playing, so I assumed it was the game. (Kinda like how Oblivion froze every now and then, or Warhawk occasionally freezes.) I've still had one or two freezes since the 2.01, but unlike the previous freezes, I was able to hit the ps button and choose quit game, although this does cause a system reboot, and not just quit the game like normal (previously if it froze, a freeze was total, and the only thing that would do anything is holding down the power button on the console). I still have the idea that it's not really a hardware fault, but rather a software issue. The only games I've ever had freeze on my ps3 were games with a LOT of stuff going on at once (Oblivion, Warhawk, Assassin's Creed). The more things going on, the more likely there is to have things glitch, and the harder to track these bugs down. I consider the occasional bug or glitch to be part of video gaming. They've always been there, and likely always will.
#18 Posted by d_ano (2518 posts) -
my ps3 is still the same running so slow and i have been having trouble getting the controller to sync too. i press the ps button and it just doesnt stop flashing a few mins and its still flashing. it works if i put the usb cable into it but as soon as i take the cable out there is the sync problem again
#19 Posted by Scubei (212 posts) -
so no one else had this problem? just asking onr more time
#20 Posted by werty7777 (1 posts) -
Help!!!!! My PS3 60 gig keeps freezing. Just bought it from a buddy and it worked fine until I ran an update (on 12/4). Now when I try to turn it on it freezes at the 1st screen 85% of the time. I can make it to logging in and the menu screen sucessfully 1% of the time. I called Sony and I have no receipt so they want $149 to exchange it!!!! Please help!!!!! Any suggestions on receipt help even!!!!
#21 Posted by clacy-boi (1 posts) -

hi mate just to tell you its just not cod4 thats freezing my gta4 and gt5 are to

#22 Posted by AdrianNieves (1 posts) -

Hello I PLAY BATTELFEILD BAD COMPANY and my ps3

keeps freezing up,glitching on certian servers,

im not happy about the quality of the ps3.

im starting to think its a rip off. I was excited about

owning it but now im starting to hate it. the same

problem is occuring that was occuring for battelfield 2

modern combat is now occuring for bad company. major difference

is it freezes everytime i log on, and glitchin on certian maps. ive gone to

over and out and deconstrustion and accession. if anyone has any control of the

online servers can YOU PLEASE REPAIR THAT. I THINK WHATS HAPPENEING IS MY PS3

IS BEING HACKED, THE SAME WAY MY PS2 WAS BEING HACKED. i believe that xbox360 live

is better than PS3 cause i have not herd any complaints about xbox360. if there are let me know.

this message is from killermantic

#24 Posted by victorrojasjr (3 posts) -
if i do go n default my sony ps3 freezing problem back to 2.01 from 2.42 u said it won't delete my games but what about my music n pixs will they b deleted or no please let me know b4 i do this things so i could save them first .thanx buddyvictorrojasjr
#25 Posted by victorrojasjr (3 posts) -
if i do default my sony ps3 freezing problem back will 2.01 will i lose my music n pixs
#26 Posted by grenadear1101 (3 posts) -

MY PS# keeps on freezing

at first i thought it was jut the network cause it would always freeze on me when i was playing cod4 online but hrn i tried BF:BC and it froze and i played fifa 08 not online and it froze too...any pointers or anything....please help me out

#27 Posted by grenadear1101 (3 posts) -
ps3**
#28 Posted by 84dontblink (168 posts) -

i have a launch PS3 60GB, and it too keeps on freezing on me it all started with COD4 online but i thought nothing of it and did not play the ps3 for a while then when i was watching a blu-ray dvd it just froze mid film and its been freezing since, i was playing GRAW 2 and it froze mid game, when i exited game it just froze there with a black screen for about 15 mins then i gave up and turned it off from the mains.

IS THERE ANY SOLUTIONS TO THIS PROBLEM HELP!!!

#29 Posted by fozy13 (1 posts) -

i've had my ps3 for a year an never had a problem till i bought fifa 09..... it's started to freeze an when i quit game it goes to a black screen for 5 minutes then switches off, when i switch it back on it oesn't recognise the disc, now it's started doing the same with tiger woods 09'

i've updated to v 2.43 to see if that helps but it's still the same

can anyone please help!!!

#30 Posted by whudean (1 posts) -

hi there. i also have had my 40gb for nearly a year. it has been working fine until i bought fifa 09 it does exactly same to me as last post. i dont want it to ruin my ps3 can anyone help?

much appreciated

#31 Posted by suitable69 (3 posts) -

Hi all. My Fifa 09 started last night on 2 player mode, single player is fine.

Do u think its worth doing default settings?

#32 Posted by suitable69 (3 posts) -
Oh and mine is a 4 week old 80 gig PS3
#33 Posted by suitable69 (3 posts) -

Ive solved my problem.

If im playing a friend in the same room I just turn my modem off :D

#34 Posted by PigBenis0013 (1 posts) -
I am experiencing the same problems. I have the 80-GB system and it is a little less than two years old. I have tried doing the "set default settings" and I have the sytem update to Version 2.60 and I saw someone state that only if you have version 2.0 it would give this problem. I tried vacuuming the vents, and also someone said to turn off the information bar on the top right of the screen, and still it freezes. Anyone have any idea as to what else I can do or what the problem is because I am running out of options.. any help at all beyond this point would be much appreciated. Thank You, P.B.XIII
#35 Posted by miker7676 (1 posts) -
my ps3 kept freezing on home page and i phoned ps3 helpline 08705998877 i had it fixed in minutes workd perfect.make sure u have ps3 to hand when calling as u need to perform certain system tasks.
#36 Posted by sccrkid347 (1 posts) -
what do you mean when you say your settings? Will it delete any of my users?
#37 Posted by PS_Playah (1 posts) -
Hi everyone, My PS3 60 gig has been freezing alot lately (hence the topic). Its wierd that the PS3, sometimes blu-ray movies and even dvds freeze up but the PS1&2 games dont :S. The system will freeze after 10-40 mins of gameplay (depending on the PS3 game). After the system freezes, I turn it off and on again, now it will freeze at the PS menu screen after 1-2 mins. I do play this system alot, and yes i still do play PS1&2 games. I love the 60 gig, if Sony kept the backwards compatibility, I wouldnt hesitate on getting another PS3 and just throw this one in the recycling bin. I heard that if u send it back to Sony it'll come back to you without the backwards compatibily because the hardware for 60 gig is discontinued. I 've tried most of the solutions i've read online but none of them worked for me. This is what i've done so far. 1. I've restored default settings 3x - FAILED. 2. Up to date with current firmware.- FAILED 3. I've placed the system in a well ventilated area - FAILED. 4. I've bought the newest nyko intercooler with its own separate power supply - FAILED. 5. Lots of memory space still on the hardrive (not even 1/3 is used) - FAILED 6. AND finally since warranty was expired I've decided to open it up and clean the dust inside. HOLY crap it was dusty inside!! - FAILED. Please let me know if there is another solution out there. There is one i didnt try yet which was replacing the HEAT TRANSFER COMPOUND. (let me know if this worked). I sometimes wish i'd get the YLOD already if thats what its leading too becuase theres alot of videos on how to fix it. Backwards compatibility is important becuase i have 30 PS1 games, 104 PS2 games and 42. PS3 games.
#38 Posted by shads20 (528 posts) -

if you send it off to sony they will replace it with a refurbed 60gb so u keep your BC

but be warned if you have no warranty you gotta pay at least £130 LIKE I NOW HAVE

#39 Posted by woody_93 (1 posts) -
Hello can u help me my ps3 is freezing when i try and play online on all my game's it never done it b4 iv updated my ps3 but since i done the update it freezes and btw it's a ps3 fat not the slim one many thanks :)
#40 Posted by HabsFan4916 (4 posts) -

When I put a game in my PS3 EX. MW2. When I start a level or enter a menu it would just freeze like that. It happened to all my other games to. ANY SOLUTIONS?

#41 Posted by K_56 (654 posts) -

What PS3 model is it?

#42 Posted by AgentZero225 (1718 posts) -

call sony.

#43 Posted by Manup2598 (1 posts) -
Every game i play my ps3 keeps freezing whether im online or offline and the WORST thing about it is Black ops is coming out and i all ready pre-ordered it. I am thinking about sending it to ps3 network to fix it but them i have to wait 2 weeks but my ps3 has a 1 year warrenty on so i don't have to pay, but please help me