Ps3 zing when updating games

I haven’t been connected to Xbox Live since I bought the game. I set the console upright instead of on its side, well away from anything that might be blocking airflow and still crashed.I cleared the system cache, tried again and locked up.He was pretty surprised to hear that the freezing occurred while the hard drive was disconnected.I asked if they still did replacements like in the RRo D days, and he avoided answering, pointing out that the problem seems to be isolated to the one game.

Microsoft’s support page for Screen freezes when you use your Xbox 360 console has 7 steps for troubleshooting this sort of issue. I checked the DVD and it’s pristine – it has been handled exactly once, when I removed it from the case and carefully put it into the drive. Either the screen would suddenly go snowy/blank with a bluish-gray tinge, or it would freeze/lock up but keep displaying the last ‘frame’ of whatever was happening. Eastern Time Have your console serial number ready. My Xbox 360 started freezing up last night after a few hours playing Final Fantasy XIII.The only thing potentially odd about my setup is that I’m running at 1280 x 720 widescreen resolution output to VGA via a Microsoft Xbox 360 HD AV Cable instead of the usual component output. I tried changing the resolution to 1024×768 and it still froze. The tech support girl on this call also was unaware of any other reports of Final Fantasy XIII freezing, and sent me through the same basic troubleshooting script, with the addition of disconnecting and reconnecting the cables (something I’d already really done) and verifying that I had enough free space on my hard drive to install any updates (check, 5.9 GBs free).She asked me to turn the console on and off, which I did. If you are experiencing freezing in Final Fantasy XIII, report it to Xbox support. There was no discernible difference in the CD ROM activity at the point of lock-up, or before or after it. This happened maybe three times, and each time I had to power off at the console, because while the first segment of the ring on the console and the controller stayed lit, the console stopped responding to the controller.While I didn’t realize it until after the call was over, Final Fantasy had started up and then froze at the title screen.I pointed out that I had logged 4 hours of game time without any problems, and haven’t been able to play for more than 3 or 4 minutes at a time since the first freeze, that I was freezing in brand new, unsaved games, with and without the hard drive attached, while online and offline.I removed the hard drive, loaded the game from the memory card save, and played for about 2 minutes before crashing again.I loaded the game from an earlier save point and it crashed within a minute at a point . It’s gotta be the game making the Xbox do something that it can’t handle, or a defect with the disk that is not due to mistreatment.

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