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Ps3 40GB just freezes sometimes

post #1 of 9
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My ps3 has a weird issue..when i was creating my network it just froze and i had to turn it off and turn it back on...today it happened again to my Girlfriend.

Its a BRAND NEW ps3 40GB just bought yesterday
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post #2 of 9
go exchange it for another one. I have had a 40gb since November 2007, NEVER once has it froze.
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post #3 of 9
Return it right away; the PS3 isn't fail-proof. Altough it's failure rate is ways smaller than the 360, it CAN crash.

If you just bought it, they'll replace it.
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I guess its the PS3's turn to take a hit with hardware failure... jk. Like Zeag said not everything is fail proof. I find the moment you have doubt that something isn't working right return it because you never know down the line you could have been the 1 in 100 000 that had a bad system.

And if they start to give you a hard time to exchange it, just demand it.
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alright will do after i play some demos tonight
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post #6 of 9
It's sounding like Sony wasn't quite as carefull while making the 40gb model.
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post #7 of 9
all consoles freeze sometimes. infact the 40gb is LESS likely to freeze because it uses a cooler chip so the temps are lower. if its happening frequently then its a problem with your unit. computers are computers.. they can never be fail proof.
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post #8 of 9
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well i called gamestop (where i got it) and they said is it laying on the carpet floor? and i said yes and they said put it up high off the carpet so i just did so im gonna test it out and see if that fixes the problem
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post #9 of 9
the carpeting makes a really nice heat insulator so putting it on a wooden table or something should help with temps greatly..

to demonstrate this concept, leave a laptop on the carpeting and run orthos or something. they whole bottom of the unit will heat up in a few min
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