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Restoring systems files apparently doesn’t work and some gamers are claiming that the patch stops the power button from working at all, and that they had to physically pull out the power plug to turn it off.
At this point, it’s advisable to change the drive as described in the steps below.
Since this process consists of taking apart the device, you need to be extra cautious.
There are a couple of symptoms which accompany the freezing and lagging problem, some of which include the console freezing (and eventually shutting down) during gameplay or normal use, the console freezing during an installation, the game lagging when playing online games and freezing associated with specific games or discs.
In this article, I will provide instructions on how to solve the freeze/lag issue using different approaches.
We’d be very cautious about applying the new 4.45 update to your Play Station 3 this morning, as multiple users on the official Play Station 3 forums are reporting that it makes it impossible to turn on their console.
Some report that the console now hangs on the welcome screen, with the symptoms seeming to vary depending on what particular model you have.It’s up to you to find what could be the cause of your problem and apply the right fix.A faulty hard drive can cause the system to slow down considerably.It’s advisable to check the hard drive out for faults.It’s likely that the hard disk has problems if you hear unusual noises or notice an unusual behavior in the hard disk bay.So far there’s been no official comment from Sony on the issue, but we’ll update this story when there is.