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Wont play games or movies

Whenever I turn on the PS 3 it shows the main screen and whenever I insert a game, it will read the disk and show what game is loaded. When I click on the game, the Playstation 3 shows on screen, but then nothing else happens. I cannot even hear the disk turning. I have no idea what the problem is.

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  • xo2j7wu1 Sep 19, 2008

    I have a similar problem, my system comes on to the main menu and shows the game title but there is little pixels blinking all over the screen and when you try to load the game it starts and then freezes on the PLAYSTATION screen.

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    my ps3 is having problems i put the disc and it did,t play the game then it i

    told my dad and 1 year later i stall it back and it is still did ,et work

  • lilc710 Sep 20, 2008

    any time i put any disk in the ps3 it says it is readig but inside the cd isn't even spinnin

  • Bozkg21 Sep 20, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. The PS3 wont recognize any games that I have or DVD? It was working fine 2 days ago, and today I inserted a game, and it just had a really difficult time reading it, and all of a sudden it just wont recognize it. Any Help?

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My playstation wont play ps3 games but it will play movies and ps2 games.if i put a ps3 game in it frezzes...

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    victor sharp Sep 20, 2008

    mine just like loads then frezzes once i start playing....if i try to take it out and restart if says error with loading the disc....

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I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

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