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Playstation 3 froze

By reddevil1979
Jul 27, 2010
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  1. Good Morning All

    A friend recommended i speak to you all here on TechSpot as he recently received some good help and advice. So here i am and hope someone can help me with what i'm hoping is a common problem, but a rare one for me!!

    My Playstation 3 'froze' after a spot of online gaming lastnight. I didn't know exactly what to do, normally if it ever freezes it recovers and i carry on. The picture remained black so i swithced it off at the mains. The orange light was NOT flashing and i had the blue light clearly visible and not flashing. I left it till this morning as both my controllers needed charging.

    I have since tried to switch on my PS3, like i do normally, tap the PS3 button on my controller. However it does not switch on and the 4 red lights on my controller continually flash. My controllers do not need charging as they are both showing as green as a pose to red.

    Please can someone help? I've had my PS3 since November 08, it's away from anything that could help it over heat. I have never had any problems with my PS3 up untill now.

    Many thanks in advance

    Scott
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    does the console turn on manually with the power button? it's quite normal for game consoles to freeze up. there is a lot of power inside the PS3 and it doesn't necessarily have to do with heat sometimes. even my slim console, which is less than a year old, will occasionally freeze up a bit and i have to shut it off. if you know for a fact that it's not overheating and the exhaust fan is working properly, then there's probably nothing to worry about.


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