Black Ops II Bug Crashes Old Fat PS3s, Restore Required

Call of Duty games are notoriously bug infested and crash prone, with the short development time of 2 years meaning that only a small amount of it is spent on polishing and bug testing. Plus, the fact that record breaking numbers of gamers play the titles religiously means that a problem that only affects a few percent of CoD players still affects a huge number of people. - PSLS

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Emilio_Estevez2187d ago

My wife had this happen with BO2, but she's got a slim.

Crazyglues2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

Yeah I had this problem twice already today... and I submitted the report to Sony, so hopefully they will see why this is happening and it will be fixed in an update..


MidnytRain2187d ago

Lol at the report system. I have sent what is probably hundreds of those reports as a result of browser crashes and it hardly runs better than it ever did.

Dee_912186d ago

happned to me when I try to get online.The restore isnt mandatory you can just press O.But you should have your stuff backed just incase something is indeed corrupt.I get that screen when the browser freeze (quite often might I add ) I just click O and so far evrything is going good.
BTW Bo2 is turning out to b my fav cod.Seems like they finally started listening :).

Razmossis2186d ago

I've had 2 PS3s that have failed on me before. First was the YLOD, the other was the GLOD (no sound, no piture, no controller sync)... both times has been playing COD games.

WalterWJR2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

My browser has not crashed on 4.30, which is good considering before it would crash several times.

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dbjj120882187d ago

That's insane. So not even new PS3 owners are safe from this?

CerebralAssassin2187d ago


sarshelyam2186d ago

@CerebralAssassin Yeah because trading one games software issue, for Microsoft's potential dozen hardware issues is certainly a logical move.

NBT912186d ago

You dont even need to restore the HDD, this happens to me every time I use the 4OD app, just push circle to ignore the message when it comes up.

AzaziL2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

I have a super slim and was going through these problems constantly on the first couple days. Yesterday though was the first day I didn't run into problems. Could be that I uninstalled all the Black Ops files (patch, hd textures, nuketown) and reinstalled them after a few crashes and havn't noticed as many problems since.

JKelloggs2187d ago

Same with me, I've got the slim, done it quite a few times. Only had to do a HDD scan check

Dark_Overlord2187d ago

Same with me yesterday, had this 4 times (but only during the MP) Zombies it hasn't happened once, so spending most of my time there for now.

medziarz2187d ago

it's basically the game crashing while being in the middle of some HDD operations, that's why the scanning takes place, just like it did in windows when it used to use the FAT file system

Persistantthug2186d ago

Why should anyone be surprised?

Same game, different year....basically.

Relientk772186d ago

Mines been crashing and I have the 120 GB version

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Foolsjoker2187d ago

It's good that there some fatties left in the wild, hopefully they stay strong.

dbjj120882187d ago

I wonder how many there are exactly, because this is a pretty heinous issue to have with you console so far into its lifecycle. Just shows how little ATVI cares about PS3.

eferreira2187d ago

Still have my 80 gig upgraded to 500 gig fatty. A 20gb just after launch 360 and a launch wii. Both ps3 and wii lasers went on them. This is my fourth 360

ab5olut10n2187d ago

still on my launch fattie, 500gb installed

Anon19742187d ago

Got two old fatties. My 60gb which I upgraded to 250GB right out of the box and my 40gb I picked up later for the upstairs TV (which now has the old 60gb drive in it). Both get almost daily use and have since I first bought them.

ftwrthtx2187d ago

My launch 60 gigger is sitting in the closet retired. I had it reflowed and it lasted long enough to copy stuff to my slim. From what I hear, you can have the launch fatties rebuilt, with a newer power pack and new heat sink paste, and they are good as new. have yet to do this myself though.

Wigriff2187d ago

I have a 60GB model as well. It is still going strong; I haven't had a single issue with it over the years. I thought about upgrading to a slim awhile back, since the slim will decode Dolby True HD and DTS HD, but at this point I'll just wait for a PS4.

FunAndGun2187d ago

I still have my launch 20GB model. It was sent to Sony once for the blu-ray diode repair but has been good ever since. I don't know if they just fixed the diode or if they repasted it as well.

I do mainly use my slim now, but occasionally still use the OG. I am curious to see how long it lasts.

Caffo012186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

still have my launch 60gb PS3 with an upgraded 500gb hdd!!

slaton242186d ago

love my uncharted 1 160gb fatty....been upgraded to a 500gb now...but yeah sick of the freezing...cant wait until playstation all stars hits shelves

esemce2186d ago

Sounds like the thermal paste on your CPU and GPU has dried up and is not conducting heat to the heatsinks (mayor cause of YLOD) clean of the old paste and apply some quality compound and it should fix it.

slaton242186d ago

esemce--its not that..blackops 2 is freezing it other game causes it to freeze right now...its at a lobby than boom it will freeze alot of people are talking about it...but thanks for the info

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JonnyBigBoss2187d ago (Edited 2187d ago )

This has been happening to my friend about twice a day. I saw it happen myself while we were co-oping Zombie mode.

EDIT: He has a slim.

TemplarDante2187d ago

Bobby Kotick!! stop counting that money and make a fix asap!

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