PS3 randomly freezing in the middle of a game. Wtf?

PS3 randomly freezing in the middle of a game. Wtf?

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It happens in a pretty weird fashion:

I use the left analog stick to move my character. Sometimes when I release the analog stick, the character keeps on moving and the rest of the buttons don’t respond. A few seconds later, the PS3 freezes completely. No button responds except for the eject button. To turn the PS3 off, I have to unplug the power cable.

(It also doesn’t recognize the controller when I turn it back on, though I found a way around it)

It happened just once a few weeks ago so I didn’t worry much about it, but now it happens frequently. I play for 10-15 minutes and it freezes.

It’s a PS3 Slim, 320GB. I’ve had it for a year now. I always make sure not to play for too many hours straight, I placed it so that the vents have lots of space, and I clean dust off of it every other week. What am I doing wrong? Is there any way to fix this?

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3 ANSWERS

  1. Same thing happens with me, only with black ops 2. But since it difference, how i fixed the black ops 2 problem, it won’t help you. But for black ops 2, I install textures in options, and adjust some settings, make sure you connection is fast, cables are plugged in.

  2. I would suspect that you have a hardware issue and the freezing is a sign that your PS3 is suffering some kind of failure!

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