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    HELP PS3 CRASH!!!

    Hi

    I have encountered a problem tonight, was playing MW2 and the game froze in MP lobby and the PS3 would not respond. This has happened once before tonight.

    I had to turn the PS3 off at the back and now the system will not read a disc, if it does the game freezes. e.g. I was playing Fifa 10, started a match ok halfway thru lost commentary and the game froze at half time?

    Tried manually restarts / reset and pressing all buttons / combinations possible.

    I can still access it so will copy off my saved data asap but just wondered if anyone else has ever had a similar problem and if there is a fix (had the PS3 for two years its 40GB)

    Also, would I get away with trading this in against a slim?

    Any help / advise much appreciated

    Cheers

    14 Comments

    BD-Rom failure.

    Typical PS3.

    you can trade it in just don't mention the freezing

    you didnt just do an update did you? the one that sony claim isnt responsible for these symptoms(cough-liars)

    yer read ps3 forums your not the only one

    rocko5000;7073780

    you can trade it in just don't mention the freezing


    'I had to turn the PS3 off at the back and now the system will not read a disc'
    Console's are tested for these reasons.

    Try contacting Sony directly and explaining that your PS3 has developed a fault and you are not happy as you expected better build quality from a reputable brand such as Sony......
    That may well do the trick, a mate of mine did it with one he purchased from Ebay (no receipts) & Sony took it back and gave him a refurbished one...
    Good luck

    Original Poster

    Thank you all, does anyone have a link to the mentioned PS3 forums?

    Think I will ring Sony and say the problem has occured since the update. Nothing to lose.

    boardsus.playstation.com/pla…902

    to be honest i think your be ery lucky if sony will do any thing other then some trouble shooting. if that doesnt fix it there offer to repair for £100 or replace with refurb £128

    where did you get your ps3 from ?

    Banned

    hi there,
    im on ps3 number 3 in 2 years lol the first time i had a bd rom failure was that reason 3-4 months into having a ps3, got a new one sent out, then that one failed 3-4 months,

    i have so far had no problems with the 3rd console, But i have had mw2 on mp freeze 3 times last week, whatever you do DO NOT SWITCH OF FROM BACK OF THE PS3 , hold your finger on the power button touch sensor thing for 15 seconds it powers down safely that way.

    i think bd-rom failue is the most common thing to go wrong on the ps3, i see and hear it more that the ylod

    Original Poster

    pompeyrory;7076693

    http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3updates&thread.id=128902to be honest i think your be ery lucky if sony will do any thing other then some trouble shooting. if that doesnt fix it there offer to repair for £100 or replace with refurb £128 where did you get your ps3 from ?



    Thank You.

    Brought the PS3 from Cosco jus over 2 years ago??

    Does turning it off at the back create more issues? / Make it worse then?

    t0mm;7073774

    BD-Rom failure.Typical PS3.



    It is most likely this. Mine did the same on me 60gb last year, the drives are only meant to last 2 years.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the help / advice. It is currently loading discs but just freezing randomly...

    Might chance my luck on a trade in... If I get out the shop with a new PS3.. (slim).. is there any comeback / can they phone me up and make me return the new console / charge my card

    I've now gone through more PS3's than 360's. It's turning into a race to the end of this console generation. :lol:

    Neither of them seem able to build anything slightly reliable.

    ACE1987;7077802

    Thank You.Brought the PS3 from Cosco jus over 2 years ago??Does turning … Thank You.Brought the PS3 from Cosco jus over 2 years ago??Does turning it off at the back create more issues? / Make it worse then?



    mate of mine Managed to get game to fix his free under a sales of goods act even tho it was year and a bit out off warrnty dunno what cosco will be like about doing it but game where pretty good by the sounds of it.
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