These are some basic things that you have to do when your console isn't functioning properly; however, I highly recommend you to call the customer support of Sony if the mentioned methods should fail you.1. Hold The power button down; the system will turn on and turn off by itself.3.
Once the System has been shutdown, hold the power button again until you hear 2 consecutive beeps.4.
Greetings adventurers,[UPDATE] (8/11) - Patch 1.0.4 is now available in all regions.----------------------[UPDATE] PM PDT (8/7) – Patch 1.0.4 is now available for Play Station in the Americas region, which addresses the console freezes that have been affecting some players.
SCEE (Europe) and SCEJ (Japan) will also be patched; however, the patches for those regions will be rolled out at a later time.
We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.
Errors include: * The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
And I can't just forget the update and just play my games, as soon as I turn my PS3 back on, it automatically tries the update again, and won't let me cancel or do anything else.As such, we are currently working to resolve this with a minor patch - although we don’t yet have the exact ETA for when this patch will be pushed, we don’t expect it will be too much longer from now.We’ll return to the post with further updates as soon as they become available. PDT - If you are continuing to experience issues with Diablo III freezing up after having installed the latest patch, please respond below with the following information: Thank you for contributing this information!I've somehow managed to resolve it each time that it has happened in the past, but I'm never sure what I did that fixed it, and I can't remember the processes I went through. I need to know exactly how to fix this problem whenever it comes up, or possibly even prevent it from ever occuring again. I don't have the money for a new hard drive, and I don't even know if that's the problem, since I've fixed this when it happened before (how, I don't know)..I've never sent my system in to Sony for repairs, so I know that that's not necessary. But I'd like to focus on an immediate solution for now.. You could try accessing your PS3's factory mode and then choose to rebuild its database, followed with restoring the system settings (if the former shouldn't work out).IGN has contacted SCEA for additional updates on what's causing these errors.Update: Sony has confirmed that slim PS3s (the 120/250 GB models) appear to be unaffected.Update 2: According to Sony's US Play Station blog, the company has "narrowed down the issue and have engineers working to restore service even as you read this." However, despite more calls to Sony there's no indication on the time it'll take to fix – or indeed what the fix will be. Update 3: Sony has yet to provide an official update on the problem.The company did say, however, owners should wait before trying to resolve the issue.In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.As mentioned above, Please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error.