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08 Dec 2011
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Model: CECH - 2103B (75/250GB free)

Age: 14 months(ish)

FW: 4.00

 

 

Bearing in mind Skyrim has been flawless for me after 70+ hours until the update which has caused a few lock ups.

 

It all started a few nights back while playing Skyrim. I fast travelled to a location and it froze (while auto saving) so I had to do a hard reset. Upon booting the PS3 it told me it was not shut down correctly and that one of the files on the hard disc may be corrupt. It then tells me that its going to check and repair any damage it finds and so off it goes. It reboots, and I think with a slight worry that's it, I'm done with Skyrim. I deleted the game data and left the game until its fixed.

 

Yesterday while playing Battlefield 3 it froze from a massive explosion, so I had to do a hard reset. Unusual for Battlefield I thought and rebooted and carried on. 

 

Come later that night, playing American McGee's Alice, I was in the middle of a boss battle and the game stuttered, then starting auto saving (again both auto saving) and froze. No response from the game or the XMB so another hard reset. The PS3 boots and tells me again that a file may be corrupt, and that its going to check and repair it. After its finished, I go straight to my save file and delete the corrupt file. Boot the game and load my manual save up which was right at the beginning of the boss fight and continue on until I decide its bed time.

 

 

So that's 3 games in such a short space of time (more then usual), 2 autosaves, causing 2 hard resets resulting in corrupted data. Now I can turn it off in Skyrim, but I can't on Alice so that isn't an option.

 

What is causing this? Could it be my Skyrim saves since the update that's ticked my PS3 off?

 

Is it just a spout of bad luck so close together? Not a good piece of mind that tho risking game saves left right and centre, or worse, my console. 

 

 

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It's happened to me twice whilst playing Starhawk, never happened before in over 4 years.

I think the check file hing is the firmware being more strict on crashes and checking its self *just incase*
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Yeah but you expect lockups from a beta.

Mines doing it while the game is auto saving, or if there is a lot going on in game. Thus then corrupts my save because it never completed the save.


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True, since 4.0 I haven't played any other games only a brief go on BF3 MP
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I'm not starting a conspiracy here. Lol. My Slim is about half the age of yours but ever since the 1.2 patch for Skyrim my system has been extremely prone to full system lockups in games which have always run without issue. Perhaps it's even a FW 4.0 issue, I dunno.

 

I just tend to cancel the Auto OS check each time now. It's certainly concerning though, the PS3 is not a good machine to go from Hot with cooling to Hot with no cooling in an instant.

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Danlisa wrote:

I'm not starting a conspiracy here. Lol. My Slim is about half the age of yours but ever since the 1.2 patch for Skyrim my system has been extremely prone to full system lockups in games which have always run without issue. Perhaps it's even a FW 4.0 issue, I dunno.

 

I just tend to cancel the Auto OS check each time now. It's certainly concerning though, the PS3 is not a good machine to go from Hot with cooling to Hot with no cooling in an instant.



That did cross my mind as it was fine before FW 4.00 (I didn't want to upset the forum defence league :D) and Skyrim v 1.2. But I deleted the Skyrim patch and shortly after 2 games lock up one causing another corrupted save. The only thing left is FW 4.00 with its new corrupsavefilechecker thing.

 

 

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I was having similar problems a few weeks ago with BF3 but after i did the rebuild database thing it seems to have sorted it's self out now.

I think some problems are down to adding & deleting stuff from ps3 must leave parts of the hdd fragmented & as there is no defrag option it tends to cause problems later on when adding in new games.

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I don't have skyrim, and have had no issues since the firmware update. But I've got a 60GB so none of the firmware is on the HDD, which might be a factor.

 

Maybe skyrim freezing has caused corrupt data on the hard drive, which could have affected the firmware. Or maybe corrupt data hasn't been removed from the hard drive correctly.

 

Or even (a long shot), theres an issue with the HDD. A bad sector or two that has been picked up when the file system was checked. 

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Muttykins wrote:

I was having similar problems a few weeks ago with BF3 but after i did the rebuild database thing it seems to have sorted it's self out now.

I think some problems are down to adding & deleting stuff from ps3 must leave parts of the hdd fragmented & as there is no defrag option it tends to cause problems later on when adding in new games.


 

TBF I was expecting that as my first answer, but is it just a bodge? Or will it solve my problem? Is it safe to do i.e I wont lose anything?

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Just had a read up on rebuilding the database (I've never had any interest in what it was before) and followed it through.

Wont now if its fixed anything yet unless I get another lockup. Been on BF3 most the day and its been fine but we'll see how it goes from now on.

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ytevo79 you know as much as us that these ps3s are prone to lock up just go on your web browser and do a bit of browsing it wont take long to encounter a freeze, bf2 had certain area where you drove in tank it would almost always freeze im sure bf3 aint perfect. i had batman arkham city freeze playing as robin twice. your out of your warranty now so theirs nothing you can do, stop worrying, at least yours dont make horrible cracking noises, ps3s failure rate is making us all paranoid.
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Na, they're not prone to locking up at all. In the year I've owned my slim I can count on one hand the amount of times its locked up.

Its locked up nearly as much in the last few days as it has all year. But the issue here is every time its locked up its telling me on rebooting that there may be corrupt files on the hard disc and that it needs to check then viola the game I was playing is corrupted. Are you telling me that's what they all do when they lockup? No off course not. This isn't your average lockup, it has an issue and I want to get to the bottom of it and solve it ;)

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I've had a lot of lock ups this past week on a month old slim.

 

Uncharted 3

Batman AC (twice)

Starhawk

Pacman Championship Edition DX (taxing stuff...)

 

Coincidence perhaps.

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I've had a lot of lock ups this past week on a month old slim.

 

Uncharted 3

Batman AC (twice)

Starhawk

Pacman Championship Edition DX (taxing stuff...)

 

Coincidence perhaps.



Nothing more, noting less to the forum defence league :D :p

 

Or the other one is. Maybe your Slims time is up? :Lol:

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If that was the case then it's had a good run compared with my 5 previous PS3's.

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Since the FW update, the disk will be checked whenever the system isn't switched off correctly.

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afccarl1994 wrote:

Since the FW update, the disk will be checked whenever the system isn't switched off correctly.


 

Correct. But what is baffling is how my PS3 is freezing more often then usual, and corrupting my game saves in the process

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Ever since the 4.00 update my ps3 has been crashing a lot and I've had to do a hard reset everytime. Then it turned itself off yesterday in the middle of a game and now my ps3 is dead. My ps3 was coming up to 4 years this xmas, I kept it well ventilated, cleaned it whenever it needed cleaning. I think it's more than just a coincidence that after 4.00 people have been experiencing more and more lock ups.
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rollandrat wrote:
Ever since the 4.00 update my ps3 has been crashing a lot and I've had to do a hard reset everytime. Then it turned itself off yesterday in the middle of a game and now my ps3 is dead. My ps3 was coming up to 4 years this xmas, I kept it well ventilated, cleaned it whenever it needed cleaning. I think it's more than just a coincidence that after 4.00 people have been experiencing more and more lock ups.


Mine is also dead now. After a timed auto update. Had hardly played on it all week either.

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I don't own Skyrim (due to the problems) and I have only been playing MW3 online but I have not experienced any lock ups with my PS3 since I updated the FW
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well my slims are relatively new under 8 months old & now that you mention it since the last fw 4.00 update ,i`ve noticed the amount of times my consoles freeze/locksup has increased,even when i`m on the xmb it locksup,which tbh i`ve never really notice happen before,at  least not as frequent ,happens when quitting a game (disc or hdd)the console beeps 3 times & then reboots,happens playing various games uncharted 3,brink,lego star wars cs,also store games like beyond good & evil hd ,tmnt:re-shelled & it happens when folding which i`ve never had happen before today,also noticed text missing when you sync your tophies via' trophy collection' you just get the sync bar with the % underneath,

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