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24 Aug 2010
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PS3 Crashing

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I'm having a problem with my PS3, 

 

Every time I try and play a game, watch a dvd/blu-ray or try and watch something on my external hard drive my system crashes - First of all it freezes, then an orange light comes on, then the red light blinks. I can however restart it, unlike when my previous PS3 did the same thing and shuffled the mortal coil. Has this happened to anyone else and how can I stop it? 

 

I'm missing my mammoth COD4 sessions.

Thanks in advance.



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Re: PS3 Crashing

It sounds like it's borked chief, is it still under warranty?

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Re: PS3 Crashing

No, they said it was covered for 3 months. At least it hasn't eaten any of my games this time.



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Re: PS3 Crashing

You could try the hairdryer trick, it might give you enough time to grab your game saves and deactivate the console.

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Hairdryer trick?

 

Do you mean shout really loud at it? :Lol:



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Yeah definitely do the ahridryer trick and see what happens, but looks like its on its last legs..
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