Hey so my PS3 Starts playing games/blu rays and then 20mins into playing a game or movie it will start to stutter and freeze and I go to feel my PS3 and its getting pretty hot, its out on top of the cabinet away from everything just to clear up I don't have it locked in a sauna.
I try to then take the disk out and the blue light just keeps flashing and the disk don't come out so I turn it off and start it up and take the disk out and put it back in. Now the PS3 doesn't even recognise a disk inside the PS3 u can see the loading clock up the top right trying to read it but it stays like that forever. I put in DVDs and PS2 games and they play perfectly for hours then when I put a PS3 game or Blu Ray movie in it starts them up but freezes after 30 seconds.
What can I do to fix this? My Blu Ray drive is still working it just stops working once the PS3 gets hot, and is there anyway to get my PS3 running cool again like its brand new?
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My friend is telling me about putting new thermal paste on one of the parts in it, will it help it not getting soo hot?
It might help but it might not. If you like your 60GB console you should get it properly serviced by someone who knows what they are doing. It may seem expensive but it's cheaper than buying a new console.
Call sony support
Ive had to send the ps3 to Sony before because lightning caused power serge and took out my phone line along with my PS3s Ethernet port. I backed up my PS3 before sending it away and when I got it back I went to back up my stuff and not everything went back on because Sony sent me a different PS3 back.
My 60gb PS3 isn't my main PS3 its just used as a blu ray player so the HDD is clean got nothing on it. I'm just looking for a quick and easy fix I don't want to really empty my pockets sending it back to Sony.