The Playstation 3 game console was released a few years ago, and up to this day, there are still a lot of people who are using the game console despite the presence of its successor, the Playstation 4.
A lot of people are still using the PS3 because of its games. When I go to my friend’s house to play PS3, for example, we play games such as Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, and so much more.
But, even though the Playstation 3 is a really good gaming console, it still suffers from some issues.
In today’s article, I will talk about the 5 common problems that the Playstation 3 faces and what you can do to fix them.
1. Freezing or Getting Stuck. This is one of the most common problems that Playstation 3 users experience. Sometimes, the game console will just freeze up due to circumstances. It probably stems from the game console being too hot or it is probably due to your game discs being scratched and laden with errors. If you experience frequent freezing of the game console, unplug your PS3 from the power supply and wait for 3-5 minutes. Plug the game console back in and the freezing problem should get fixed. If you experience freezing problems again, just do the same thing.
2. Connection Issues. The Playstation 3 is the first Sony game console to ever make use of your WiFi connection. This is so that you can visit the Playstation store and download games to your heart’s content. The problem is that people are experiencing connection issues from time to time. If you’re frequently experiencing network-related issues, check your modem first. Is the modem working properly (like all of the lights and indicators are okay)? Are the cables inserted properly? Is the Ethernet cable okay? Check these parameters and your connection issues should be solved.
3. Fixing Corrupt Data. If you’re frequently powering on and off your PS3 without it doing its natural operating parameters, you may experience corrupt data that’s being stored in the hard disk of the game console. To fix the corrupt data partitions, you have to go into the PS3 Recovery mode. To get to the Recovery Mode, make sure that the game console is turned off. Then, press and hold the power button until the game console powers and then off again. After it turns off, release the power button and you should already be in the recovery mode. Just follow on screen instructions to fix the corrupt data.
4. Playstation 3 Shuts Down Abruptly. This is another common problem with the first iterations of the game console. The game console just shuts off without prior notice. This is because the game console was too hot and it needed to be shut down to cool off. This is just a safety feature of the game console. To remedy this, make sure that the PS3 gets enough ventilation (not obstructed by different things). Also, it can greatly help the console if you play in a very cool place.
These are just 4 of the most common Playstation 3 problems and what you can do to fix them. Should you encounter any of the problems I’ve mentioned, now you know how to fix them.