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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:02 AM Edited by Bozzah, 3 weeks ago.

If your PS3 randomly freezes, you might not have tried this yet:

 

1.  First, enter the recovery mode

     

 

2.  Now you have 3 options you can chose out of 6 in total.

 

    - Restore file system

    - Rebuild database

    - Restore PS3-System

 

 

3.  If you have freezes with other games, you should try to rebuild the database and maybe then to restore the file system if the problem          persists.

     If it's just GTA V that's freezing randomly, then pick "restore file system". This is supposed to repair/fix corrupted files.

     As far as I know, both of these options delete your messages. 

 

 

4.   If those do not work, you should make a backup of all your files you want to keep (which are usually the savegames and maybe some porn stuff) BEFORE you pick that option.

     This option will wipe all data of your PS3, it's basically a factory restore. However, the system updates sill stay, so you "only" have to        re-install all your games and copy back the savegames onto the PS3.

MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE YOUR TROPHIES BEFORE DOING THAT

 

 

Hope this helps some "noobies" out there :)

 

 

 

 

Edit: another nice tip for the desperated ones among us :)

 

Hallelujah everyone! I think I f*cking did it.

 

How? By cleaning the blu ray-lens with a q tip and some acetone.

 

Guide on how to open up and clean:

 

 

Most people don't seem to recommend using acetone and instead use alkohol (isopropyl), which may be a better option - but since the Blu ray lens is made of glass acetone works just as fine. Just be careful not to get acetone on any plastic parts, and only use a very small amount. (soak some of the acetone of the q tip with a paper towel so that it's not drenched in the stuff, you don't want it dripping into your system)

 

I rubbed both lenses thoroughly back and forth for a while, then waited for it to dry/evaporate, and then repeated that with clean acetone q tips like 3 times.

 

Then I put the system back together. I had also uninstalled any previous save data and game data to make sure that the system would make a completely OK install this time around.

 

And it actually installed fine, and has worked now in both SP and Online for a couple of hours. I've also tried quitting the game, dismounting the disc and remounting it and the game starts up fine.

 

So before, my fail rate was probably like 99% and this far it's down to 0% which means that I'm at least on the right way. I'm still waiting for it to crash, and well, it might of course, but it seems like this did the trick.

 

I'm surprised R* never suggested that the error might have to do with the lens - it's also a really easy fix. As I mentioned earlier, I got the error message 80010514 which got me thinking that it was related to the Bluray drive - also it seems other games worked fine because they're not dual layered.

 

If you're trying this, I would suggest doing it as a final step after trying all else that R* support suggests - but if anyone can relate to the troubles I've had, I hope this strategy will help you like it helped me. Also, remember to eject any discs from the drive before you open up your system!

 

If I freeze again, I'll keep you posted on the circumstances...

 

Also, it goes without saying that this might not be recommended if you still have a warranty. It's an easy operation, but if you have a warranty you might want to consider exchanging your system for new one through Sony.

 

Cheers, everyone!

 
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

thanks mine froze during rr missed out on 18k :(


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

I don't have a problem yet, but when I will have, I'll take a look on this tutorial, good thing, thanks.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

I've tried all of these including full restore. GTAO and other games still freeze up. As with all other games this issue won't get fixed.

Battlefield Bad Company (2007) had freezing issues. And 7 years later the issue is still there in BF4.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:26 PM Edited by Bozzah, 04 May 2014 - 08:26 PM.

I've tried all of these including full restore. GTAO and other games still freeze up. As with all other games this issue won't get fixed.

Battlefield Bad Company (2007) had freezing issues. And 7 years later the issue is still there in BF4.

if other games freeze it might not be a software issue for you

 

it can mean various things, from simply overheating  to YLOD


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:42 PM

Whenever I do rebuild data base, it finishes in about 15 minutes and I still have everything on my ps3


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:40 AM

If your PS3 randomly freezes, you might not have tried this yet:

 

1.  First, enter the recovery mode

     

 

2.  Now you have 3 options you can chose out of 6 in total.

 

    - Restore file system

    - Rebuild database

    - Restore PS3-System

 

 

3.  If you have freezes with other games, you should try to rebuild the database and maybe then to restore the file system if the problem          persists.

     If it's just GTA V that's freezing randomly, then pick "restore file system". This is supposed to repair/fix corrupted files.

     As far as I know, both of these options delete your messages. 

 

 

4.   If those do not work, you should make a backup of all your files you want to keep (which are usually the savegames and maybe some porn stuff) BEFORE you pick that option.

     This option will wipe all data of your PS3, it's basically a factory restore. However, the system updates sill stay, so you "only" have to        re-install all your games and copy back the savegames onto the PS3.

MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE YOUR TROPHIES BEFORE DOING THAT

 

 

Hope this helps some "noobies" out there :)

 

 

Doesn't work for many people suffering the gta online freezing problem,.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:23 PM

You could also try deleting all the updates and re download them.

 

This fixed that issue for me on the business update. I'm doing that right now because it's unbearable I can't even play.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

If your PS3 randomly freezes, you might not have tried this yet:

 

1.  First, enter the recovery mode

     

 

2.  Now you have 3 options you can chose out of 6 in total.

 

    - Restore file system

    - Rebuild database

    - Restore PS3-System

 

 

3.  If you have freezes with other games, you should try to rebuild the database and maybe then to restore the file system if the problem          persists.

     If it's just GTA V that's freezing randomly, then pick "restore file system". This is supposed to repair/fix corrupted files.

     As far as I know, both of these options delete your messages. 

 

 

4.   If those do not work, you should make a backup of all your files you want to keep (which are usually the savegames and maybe some porn stuff) BEFORE you pick that option.

     This option will wipe all data of your PS3, it's basically a factory restore. However, the system updates sill stay, so you "only" have to        re-install all your games and copy back the savegames onto the PS3.

MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE YOUR TROPHIES BEFORE DOING THAT

 

 

Hope this helps some "noobies" out there :)

I tried everything that this says, and it still "freezes". I deleted the auto save, which I thought worked, until I went to frankins garage, and it wouldn't load. It would get stuck on the loading screen with the circle rotating in the corner. It freezes during other games also. Should i take my console in to be looked at?


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:16 AM Edited by Bozzah, 24 May 2014 - 11:43 AM.

 

I tried everything that this says, and it still "freezes". I deleted the auto save, which I thought worked, until I went to frankins garage, and it wouldn't load. It would get stuck on the loading screen with the circle rotating in the corner. It freezes during other games also. Should i take my console in to be looked at?

 

Before spending (or even wasting) any money on a check, I would try something else, just to make sure the hardware is alright:

Load up any save game you have (you actually don't even need one) and then try re-playing the Prologue mission. When I had that issue, this particular mission has not caused ANY problems...

 

The fact that your PS3 freezes during other games also is a little worrying... if you tried to restore the file system or even perform a factory restore (complete reset, all data deleted), it might be a hardware issue, there's still hope though!

does it take a certain time for the PS3 to freeze or is it completely random?

- It COULD be an overheating issue... -> but that would be weird since GTA V gets stuck in the loading screen, so it actually still works... if the console overheats, it just stops pretty much all actions. 

- Did you notice any different noises before and during the freezes? -> could be damaged disc drive or HDD

 

 

 

 

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this part now is not very important as the chances of fixing anything are too low

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- There is a fan test for the PS3. It makes all fans run at full speed, sometimes it helps removing some dust which might cause overheating... but that is not very likely... If THIS actually fixes your console, you must have been very unlucky :D it's still worth a try if you want to avoid some extra costs:

 

for ps3 fat:

- shut down the ps3.

- unplug everything but the power cable. 

- press the power off switch on the back of the console (so that the red lamp goes off)

- hold your finger on the eject "button" and then turn on the console by pressing the switch on the back of the console, keep your finger on the eject "button" until you hear the fans go crazy.

 

for ps3 slim:

- shut down the ps3.

- unplug everything 

- press and hold the eject button and turn on the console by plugging in the power cable. Keep the eject button pressed until you hear the fans go crazy. 

 

 

The fans will work at full speed for a couple seconds, the console will shut down automatically when it's finished. It sounds like if your PS3 is about to take off but don't worry :)

 

 

Note: I've read that this could harm the console, I don't believe this though. For safe use, just make sure your console is totally cool before doing this. 

If you are not sure about my text tutorial, just search ps3 fat fan test or ps3 slim fan test, it's easy.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

For slim 360 users. Even fat 360 users but more so slim.

Ive used both for GTA 5. My old elite ran it fine for the most part but my disc tray finally crapped out after 4 yrs so I had to switch to a slim.

I recently started having freezing issues so I did a lil research. Clearing the sytem cache didnt seem to do much

Installing the install disc on a usb drive worked for a while but I started watching netflix after a session in gta5 netflix froze on me. So Im guessing GTA's massive need for RAM causes the processors to work really hard if not max em out. The issues I think lay in both the system not having the proper cooling system for GTA's needs and also GTA's massive amount off data being used at once on the sytems limited processors. I found a video where a guy had a cooling pad on the bottom of a slim and a fan on top and said it has worked. While I dont suggest putting a fan on top of your xbox. It may cause EMI (electromagnetic interference) I can say I agree w/him on the system doesnt have a proper cooling system. I noticed my gets really hot really fast. Even while just using apps like Youtube,netflix...etc. So I would suggest having your xbox in a very cool if not cold place. You can still put a fan on top of it but Id advice a pc fan that runs off external power. YOU DO NOT WANT a motor sitting on top of your xbox. It will keep it cool but it could interfere w/ur hdd and all sorts of other problems. If you do mount a regular or pc fan on top of it make sure its facing away and pushing the hot air out NOT in. And also elevate it if the motor is on the fan. U DO NOT WANT  a motor sitting on top of xbox. Thanks for your time

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:44 PM

I have had GTA V since it first came out, but in the past few days its been freezing in a space a five minutes every time I join a lobby. I can tell when it's going to freeze aswell because the map won't load,for instance driving along the road and the texture will start to go funny, then there is nothing you will be floating on what use to be he road then it would freeze. I have even tried stopping and waiting to see if the game would catch up and load but it doesn't, it freezes. I need an answer on how to fix this because heists come out in 2 days and I don't want to be freezing in the middle of a bank job.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:58 AM Edited by Bozzah, 19 June 2014 - 11:59 AM.

I have had GTA V since it first came out, but in the past few days its been freezing in a space a five minutes every time I join a lobby. I can tell when it's going to freeze aswell because the map won't load,for instance driving along the road and the texture will start to go funny, then there is nothing you will be floating on what use to be he road then it would freeze. I have even tried stopping and waiting to see if the game would catch up and load but it doesn't, it freezes. I need an answer on how to fix this because heists come out in 2 days and I don't want to be freezing in the middle of a bank job.

And that's exactly what restoring the file system should fix on ps3

Try (re-)playing the Prologue mission in story mode. It should work flawlessly.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

I NEED HELP ! Every time I start my gta v it's get stuck on the loading screen with the loading story mode on the bottom right corner with the rotation circle I tried everything delete the install, the update, restoring the file system it still doesn't work I NEED HELP!
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:48 AM Edited by Bozzah, 24 June 2014 - 10:53 AM.

I NEED HELP ! Every time I start my gta v it's get stuck on the loading screen with the loading story mode on the bottom right corner with the rotation circle I tried everything delete the install, the update, restoring the file system it still doesn't work I NEED HELP!

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This is strange... I had this, too, but after like 5 factory restores (and countless file system restores and database rebuilds) it eventually worked flawlessly. You could try a factory restore aswell (but don't forget backups of your savegames and syncing your trophies first!).., 

 

Have you installed your game correctly? After installing the game, you have to get the message "install complete" or something like that. It's not done after the loading screen that says how much of the game is installed. I did the same mistake. 

 

I've read that a corrupted savegame can cause loading issues aswell. Try this: copy your savegame on a memory stick/HDD and then delete it from your ps3. Then play GTA and start a new story and see if it works. If yes, you could try copying your original savefile on your ps3 again and if it doesn't work again, you probably have a f*cked savegame....

 

Try the savegame thing first, because your game and system files should be fine. The only file that still can cause issues SHOULD be the savefile... (would suck, but you could at least play the game again, right? ;))


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

I never had this issue when I first got the game, now it's happening all over the place and it's pissing me off. I got it right after I started over when my hard drive got corrupted. That MAY have something to do with it, but that doesn't explain how every other game I've played works perfectly fine. And yes, my disc is scratchless.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

this sh*t is really starting to piss me off. So about a couple weeks ago my GTA was working fine online an offline running smoothly.Then up until like about last week my game starting freezing at the loading screen aka Infinite loading screen so today I've did about everything in my power to fix i restore my entire PS3. I restored the system data base and file system and i even took the time to backup my save data of everything on my PS3 to a flash drive to see if it was the save data that was messing it up. I've also checked the fan to make sure it's running properly so after i restore my system i went back an did another data restore and played the game it started a new game an started working for a minute till the game stopped like i was still playing and moving but Trevor and the other guy weren't following me. So i restarted and did a restore file data started it up again and tried once more this f*cking time i got to the part with Lamar and Franklin racing the cars then f*cking BAM the game freezes my entire console. As of now the only thing i have on my PS3 is the GTA data nothing else i have no idea what to do and am really need help fixing this problem and also it's not my disc cause it doesn't have a SINGLE  scratch on it  (p.s when i was making sure my PS3 was cool i had a fan next to it so)


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:30 AM Edited by Bozzah, 08 July 2014 - 08:14 PM.

I never had this issue when I first got the game, now it's happening all over the place and it's pissing me off. I got it right after I started over when my hard drive got corrupted. That MAY have something to do with it, but that doesn't explain how every other game I've played works perfectly fine. And yes, my disc is scratchless.

some people actually fixed it just by replacing the HDD, but that's not the option most people are aiming for :p I am pretty sure that everyone wants to fix it himself without any extra cost.
In general, it's caused by some f*cked data somewhere in the PS3 OS I think... I have no idea how it works but from all these trial and error methods I've performed, it must be the OS itself that causes this crap... 

this sh*t is really starting to piss me off. So about a couple weeks ago my GTA was working fine online an offline running smoothly.Then up until like about last week my game starting freezing at the loading screen aka Infinite loading screen so today I've did about everything in my power to fix i restore my entire PS3. I restored the system data base and file system and i even took the time to backup my save data of everything on my PS3 to a flash drive to see if it was the save data that was messing it up. I've also checked the fan to make sure it's running properly so after i restore my system i went back an did another data restore and played the game it started a new game an started working for a minute till the game stopped like i was still playing and moving but Trevor and the other guy weren't following me. So i restarted and did a restore file data started it up again and tried once more this f*cking time i got to the part with Lamar and Franklin racing the cars then f*cking BAM the game freezes my entire console. As of now the only thing i have on my PS3 is the GTA data nothing else i have no idea what to do and am really need help fixing this problem and also it's not my disc cause it doesn't have a SINGLE  scratch on it  (p.s when i was making sure my PS3 was cool i had a fan next to it so)

 

ok last try, if this doesn't fix it I really don't know any further... 

 

- Have you guys tried re-installing other games? It looks like your PS3 doesn't install GTA V properly. If it's only with GTA V, it is most likely not the cause of the disc or the disc drive, at least it wasn't for me and the hundreds of other cases I've read about (I'm on this for quite a while...)

 

- If you are still freezing, try re-playing the Prologue mission (the heist in north yankton). It should work fine. From here you should be able to fix it very soon... For some reason, the North Yankton map isn't affected by the freezes at all. Try it, I am sure it works fine!

Try this: Delete the patch file and disconnect your PS3 from the internet. Then try playing the game in the version 1.0 (no patch).  If the game still freezes, you will need a little more spare time :p

 

Since you have tried a file system and database restore, the only option left for you would be the factory restore. 

yes I know it's a huge pain in the ass, I had to download all games from the PS store again, too :(  You will delete everything but the firmware update on the PS3 so make sure you sync your trophies and back up everything.

 

When you are done with the factory restore, make sure you have the latest firmware update and then try installing GTA V again... I would try installing it with no internet connection again. This way, you will definitely know wether it is a hardware or software issue. If the game runs perfectly in version 1.0 but has trouble running with the latest patch, you will know that you only have to delete and install the patch several times and try your luck with this step... (definitely consumes less time than all other steps). -> make sure you don't just play the prologue but also the first one or two missions with Franklin while testing! The game probably won't freeze on North Yankton but on Los Santos.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:35 PM Edited by Dr.Rosenthal, 08 July 2014 - 10:36 PM.

I don't give a f*ck about my save files, trophies or anything - I just want to play GTA Online again. Did a complete system restore a couple of days back, didn't care about save files even though I've had the PS3 for 5 years and had reached 100% in both RDR and GTA V (and had a lot of other progress saved from a bunch of other games - but f*ck that, I don't even play them anymore, I just want GTA Online to f*cking work)

 

I had problems with freezing dating back a month or so, and have tried literally everything to make it better, but I can't. The only thing I haven't tried yet is using my Bluray-disc to install to someone elses system. I've restored file system, database, restored PS3 system, installed other stuff where GTA V was installed, dusted off the PS3... Nothing works. Now I can't even install the game anymore as it usually freezes during install. I'm thinking it must be the disc, since sometimes (not all the time) there's some weird graphic disturbance during the R*-logo startup screen as well.

 

Everything's just gotten worse over the last month and it's driving me crazy...


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:32 AM Edited by Bozzah, 09 July 2014 - 07:33 AM.

 

I don't give a f*ck about my save files, trophies or anything - I just want to play GTA Online again. Did a complete system restore a couple of days back, didn't care about save files even though I've had the PS3 for 5 years and had reached 100% in both RDR and GTA V (and had a lot of other progress saved from a bunch of other games - but f*ck that, I don't even play them anymore, I just want GTA Online to f*cking work)

 

I had problems with freezing dating back a month or so, and have tried literally everything to make it better, but I can't. The only thing I haven't tried yet is using my Bluray-disc to install to someone elses system. I've restored file system, database, restored PS3 system, installed other stuff where GTA V was installed, dusted off the PS3... Nothing works. Now I can't even install the game anymore as it usually freezes during install. I'm thinking it must be the disc, since sometimes (not all the time) there's some weird graphic disturbance during the R*-logo startup screen as well.

 

Everything's just gotten worse over the last month and it's driving me crazy...

 

have you tried installing other games?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:01 PM Edited by Dr.Rosenthal, 09 July 2014 - 01:28 PM.

 

 

I don't give a f*ck about my save files, trophies or anything - I just want to play GTA Online again. Did a complete system restore a couple of days back, didn't care about save files even though I've had the PS3 for 5 years and had reached 100% in both RDR and GTA V (and had a lot of other progress saved from a bunch of other games - but f*ck that, I don't even play them anymore, I just want GTA Online to f*cking work)

 

I had problems with freezing dating back a month or so, and have tried literally everything to make it better, but I can't. The only thing I haven't tried yet is using my Bluray-disc to install to someone elses system. I've restored file system, database, restored PS3 system, installed other stuff where GTA V was installed, dusted off the PS3... Nothing works. Now I can't even install the game anymore as it usually freezes during install. I'm thinking it must be the disc, since sometimes (not all the time) there's some weird graphic disturbance during the R*-logo startup screen as well.

 

Everything's just gotten worse over the last month and it's driving me crazy...

 

have you tried installing other games?

 

 

Yes. A whole bunch of them, and they all work just fine. They also read totally fine off the Bluray, so it's not the Bluray-drive (that would've sucked).

 

It has to be the game disc. I have a (far-fetched?) theory; before, when the freezing began, I hadn't dusted off my system for like five years and after a playsession of 3-4 hours or more the system fan would spin like crazy and make this high-pitched sound and the system would obviously be very warm. And I opened it up and thoroughly removed the dust, and closed it back together, and now, as I've said, everything but GTA V works fine. My theory is, since my playsessions have at times been very long (sometimes 6-9 hrs, at the longest I think 11-12 hrs) and my system could have overheated - could the disc have been damaged from that kind of stress to it? Like excessive heat and hrs of spinning around in there... But to all you tech guys out there, could this happen?

 

It's the only explanation I can think of now, because I've tried everything. Either that or the disc was bad from the get-go but I've only had these problems for about a month or so.. I gotta try using my disc at someone elses PS3 system, then I'll know for sure if it's broken.

 

EDIT: On startup the Bluray-drive makes this "startup/slowdown...startup/slowdown..." sound, like it's trying to read the disc but fails. Black screen for a good 20 seconds or so, and then the R* logo pops up, eventually loading screen pops up but stops before the artwork changes from cuffed blondie to something else. Sometimes it calls for a force-shutdown, sometimes I can just press the PS button and exit the game.

 

There seems to be a lot of us that have quite similar problems, which is a good thing... Oh, and sorry about the wall of texts but in this topic I feel like more information is better than less.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:52 PM Edited by Bozzah, 10 July 2014 - 08:04 AM.

^your question about heat and disc: http://www.cd-info.c...tion/index.html I think that's what you are looking for

 
but I think you should be able to see some change on the silver-ish layer on the disc... (correct me if I'm wrong!)
 
Yes I know these sounds. was getting them in mid-game sometimes, right before the PS3 froze.
If there's a disc error, it should give you an error message, though....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
more coming later, I am not sure but I think it's mainly because of the HDD and bad sectors

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:06 PM Edited by Dr.Rosenthal, 10 July 2014 - 12:07 PM.

ARGH!!!! This is so f*cking annoying!

 

Yesterday I made a full format for approx 6 hrs, thinking maybe that would help, and today I tried installing the game and everything installed just fine but then the game froze during the "Loading Single Player"-screen. Now it freezes every time I try and install or load...

 

I don't know what to do!  :panic:

 

EDIT: During all my work in trying to make this work, I've installed a bunch of other games which install and run just fine.. I'm just tired of trying to figure this out..


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:33 PM Edited by Dr.Rosenthal, 10 July 2014 - 01:20 PM.

 

^your question about heat and disc: http://www.cd-info.c...tion/index.html I think that's what you are looking for

 
but I think you should be able to see some change on the silver-ish layer on the disc... (correct me if I'm wrong!)
 
Yes I know these sounds. was getting them in mid-game sometimes, right before the PS3 froze.
If there's a disc error, it should give you an error message, though....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
more coming later, I am not sure but I think it's mainly because of the HDD and bad sectors

 

 

Well, my Bluray disc looks completely mint, especially now that I've cleaned it thoroughly... Could be bad sectors, but other games install and run just fine. Plus I've never had any troubles like these up until a few weeks back. I just wish R* could be more responsive...

 

EDIT: I sometimes get the error message on disc startup:

 

"An error occured during the start operation. 80010514"

 

This ONLY happens with GTA V. I'm installing Max Payne 3 now to see how that'll work, my guess is it'll work just fine. Still bugs me that it could be my GTA V disc, because it's entirely clean and scratch-free - plus, I don't want to have to buy a new f*cking copy of the game because of this... Also, the disc show no signs of overheating (like rainbow-miscolouring or such), it looks like it's new from the shop.

 

EDIT #2: Max Payne 3 works fine.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:41 PM Edited by Dr.Rosenthal, 11 July 2014 - 10:55 AM.

I've officially given up. Maybe I'll take a break until I get a PS4 and can play GTA Online with it instead. Not being able to play and still hoping I can fix it somehow is just making me mad...

 

Thanks for all the help though!


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:38 PM Edited by Bozzah, 14 July 2014 - 01:42 PM.

Man I'm sorry to hear that. I know how frustrating it can be...I'll try to find a way of fixing this sh*t... it's just impossible that so many people have hardware issues that only affect the gaming experience of this one game. Must be a software-thing....

 

I wish I could say that it's only because of bad sectors on the HDD but I cannot explain why this happens with this game only.

I've read in other forums about freezing issues because of certain games and I was succesful but there are way more people having trouble with GTA V than with other games.

 

If it was because of bad sectors on the HDD, it shouldn't only happen with the same game over and over again... right?

 

Currently having the issue again and I'm trying to avoid a factory restore, I will post every step when I fix it.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:58 PM Edited by Bozzah, 14 July 2014 - 03:01 PM.

have you tried re-installing the firmware?

(download it from your PC on a memory stick and then plug it into the ps3)

 

 

 

Alright:

 

this is how I managed to fix it again:

 

- uninstall patch, disconnect the ps3 from the internet, run GTA V in version 1.0, just to see if it's maybe just a faulty patch install.

- GTA V in version 1.0 still froze, so I uninstalled it.

- restored file system

- install GTA V again, but still with no internet connection, to make sure that the disc/ps3 hardware is fine (if it works now then the hardware is fine)

- test the game in version 1.0. If you get no freezes, it's fixed -> I still got the pop-ins and some low texture graphic bugs.... but the game ran with no issues after some minutes of playing in story mode

- quit the game, connect to the internet and install patch again


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

I basically did just that quite recently. Tried a couple of times with full format and then installed the game without ethernet cable, or internet access, and the first couple of times it wouldn't install or would freeze during install.

 

After having done full format for approx 7 hrs a couple of times over with basically no progress, I finally succeeded in installing the entire game (8487 MB) upon which "Install complete" showed up and the game loaded the North Yankton mission. I played it through and then went on playing the first mission in SP.

 

Then I quit the game, reestablished my internet connection, connected to the PS Store and pressed "Information/Search for updates" on GTA V. It installed all ten packages fine. I started up the game with no trouble, entered single player and immediately accessed the Social Club, or in other words, went Online.

 

I managed to play for maybe 5 minutes until the music stopped and a couple seconds later, the game froze. Now I'm back to where I was before, where it mostly freezes during the very beginning of the loading screen (the first artwork image moves sideways for a while, but then suddenly just stops and nothing happens).

 

Today I'm going to try and use my disc on another system, haven't had a chance to do that just yet.

 

But as I said, I've gotten so sick with all this that I've basically given up..


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:12 PM Edited by Dr.Rosenthal, 16 July 2014 - 09:26 PM.

Ok, so, latest update:

 

Tried my disc on another system (PS3 Super Slim 12 GB whereas mine is PS3 Slim 120GB) and it worked perfectly, through everything from install to Single Player to Online.

 

Soooooo.... I'm kind of happy that it's not the disc. But still, why the f*ck won't it work on my system?

 

Now I've tried everything.

 

EDIT: Just tried the game at my own console again, and it actually started up fine this time. Managed to go online and "play" (or rather "wait for game to freeze") for, like, 10 minutes until it crashed. I rebooted the system, trying again as we speak. (30 seconds later: the game froze during startup info/legal disclaimer screen)

 

I'm also formatting a USB device to use for firmware update, even though the internet-update method says it's up to date.

 

EDIT 2: Just a thought. It's actually become quite the terror trying to play this game. It's almost like I would rather like it to be either unplayable or playable. This way, you're just kind of waiting for the freeze to happen, and often, once you've forgotten about it and you're immersed in the game, BAM, total freeze. It's kind of a severe mind f*ck having to experience that over and over again.

 

EDIT 3: USB firmware update didn't do sh*t, sadly.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:23 AM Edited by Bozzah, 18 July 2014 - 02:30 AM.

So you are updating via the PS store?
It would be f*cking retarded if that was the source of your problem, but have you tried updating it automatically when you start the game in version 1.0 with an internet connection?
Because I have always updated with the full "all in one" patch...

Just start the game without patch and it will automatically patch...
Maybe one of the packages from the ps store is faulty?

That's pretty much the only thing we do differently, I think we even have the same ps3 model... good luck!


Edit: sorry but I had to laugh how you described the frustration knowing that you WILL crash, but you don't know when.... it's exactly what I used to experience.... xD
As soon as you hope that it won't freeze and actually let you have some fun for once, it freezes again.

I really hope you get back to the game again, you have suffered enough :D




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