Funny we had a front-page post on something like this just a bit ago...
In mid-session rocking out with MaxVest today, my game wouldn't load the song he selected. We had been playing roughly 45 minutes when this error occurred.
There was no error code on the screen. The screen did not freeze; it simply looked as if someone had yet to select a difficulty for the song to begin. After a minute I attempted to force-quit the game to no avail. The system mocked me with its unresponsiveness, as if pissed that I left it on overnight to complete a download (along with several other nights of folding@home).
So I held down the power button. Nothing. The system beeped at me after a little bit from its internal speaker, clearly cursing at me.
So I flipped the power switch in the back. Powered the thing back up and tried to load the game. Nothing appeared on the screen after the PlayStation3 logo. Again I tried to force-quit. Nothing again, so I ejected the disc thinking it was relating to the disc itself. Alas, the disc was clean. To make sure I wasn't missing any options, I cleaned the disc.
Upon returning to the system, it seems that it was able to make it back to the XMB, heeding my earlier call of quitting (only after an eject). I put the game back in, and was excited when the intro screen popped up.
I selected my character, and was about to message MaxVest to get the rocking resumed. I loaded a song and started playing. Realizing my folly in choosing a crappy song that my wife made me download
, I paused to quit the song and choose a different one.
Much to my chagrin, the system wouldn't load the song selection screen. Force-quit failed, so i ejected again. Success--XMB appears.
I begin to wonder if it's the disc itself, so I pop in COD4. Loads OK, so I go to resume my single-player career. Opening load-video starts to play and load bar fills up. Halfway through the screen freezes (video and load bar at the same time). I eject the disc, PS3 asks for it back, so I put it back in. Finishes loading (video stays frozen) and level begins. Half the sound effects are missing (voices and most gunfire) so I begin to think it's the PS3 having issues not the individual games.
Long story short, it's an error that doesn't have a code. It won't load right, and I don't know if it's a dust issue. the system is not even 4 months old yet, and I've been fairly regular on my ps3 cleaning (can 'o air at least).
Any ideas or should I just wait and see if it works later, then contact Sony?
I do have an external policy on replacement plan for the system, but I want a working system now, not a full replacement in a bit.
Why does this stuff always happen on WNW (Angry Gamers: Live) nights?
No witty pictures here, I'm between sickness, anger, and confusion to find/make any.
Called Sony after giving the system some rest. Had to try hard formatting the hard drive, and still had the same errors. Sony is shipping me my PS3 coffin so I can get a new one.
On a side note, I'm glad I didn't overshare my PSN acct, and still have one last activation to use on myself. :( read