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Not loading games or movies

Ever since i downloaded the new system update for my ps3 i have not been able to load anything. i have tried everything i know and then some. is there anyway i can delete the update and redo it?

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You cannot go back only fowards...when updating firmware..but it is not your firmare my friend..unfortunately your bluray laser has probably failed or is failing. the diode burns out quickly on these older units. call sony they charge 150+tax...i fix this problem for $95

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • rick alter
    rick alter Nov 11, 2008

    you cannot go back only forwards...when updating firmware..but it is not
    your firmware my friend..unfortunately your bluray laser has probably
    failed or is failing. the
    diode burns out quickly on these units. call sony they charge
    150+tax...i fix this problem for $95

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My ps3 does not load games or movies, screen stays still with the circular load symbol at the the top right corner, anything i can do at home to fix this?


Try this:
  1. Back Up your PS3. You will need a compatible external hard disk drive for this step.
  2. Enter Recovery Mode.

  3. Choose "System Update".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  4. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore Default Settings".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  5. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore File System".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  6. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Rebuild Database".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  7. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore PS3 System". WARNING!: This option will delete everything on your PS3 hard disk drive!

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  8. Return the unit to Sony. If your PS3 is still under warranty the fix will be free; otherwise it will cost $150.

Mar 25, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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8 Steps to Fixing Any PS3 Issue


Note: If your PS3 is on, but you are looking at a blank screen, you PS3 may be in HD mode.
  • Turn off your PS3.
  • Hold down the power button for 2 beeps. This will reset your PS3 video to standard output.
  • If you are unable to reset your video, skip to Step 8.

8 Steps to Fixing Any PS3 Issue
  1. Back Up your PS3. You will need a compatible external hard disk drive for this step.

  2. Enter Recovery Mode.


  3. Choose "System Update".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  4. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore Default Settings".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  5. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore File System".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  6. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Rebuild Database".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  7. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore PS3 System". WARNING!: This option will delete everything on your PS3 hard disk drive!

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  8. Return the unit to Sony. If your PS3 is still under warranty the fix will be free; otherwise it will cost $150.

on Mar 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 WILL play games but NOT Blu-ray or regular DVDs


hold the power button down when it is red till you hear the quick beeps then select the file restore. this is a diagnostics screen...you may have to hold the power button in for several seconds....does your ps3 work on a non hidef tv?

Nov 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will not load any games. What can I do?


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. It just showed the circle for some seconds in the upper right corner and nothing happend. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

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;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont load game circle is there that shows that it is loading but it never loads


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine.

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;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not load games


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

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;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation3 is not loading games at all


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. 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;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

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1 Answer

Will not load games


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

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;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont load games up


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. 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;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

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Ps3 wont load games


need new dvd drive blue ray drive sad to say

Oct 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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