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Ps3 will not play

The power come on but the game does not.

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  • uglymando Nov 09, 2008

    it says it is loading but its not showing the game icon

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    ps3 wont play blu-ray and games after i updated to firmware 2.52.

  • FILLIEmurder Nov 11, 2008

    my playstation will work and i can sign in and everything

    but my games and movies will not work

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    it says maintenance upgrade in the top right corner. the ps3 turns on and i can play games that i downloaded from the playstation network, but disc games won't work. they won't even appear like they were inserted into the console.

  • redsaleen Nov 16, 2008

    Updated PS3 2.52 and the screen stays black after inserting games. All these games worked yesterday. Wont even play PS2 games that worked before.

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Bad laser..i can fix that.

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My ps3 will no longer play ps3 games


If you are able to play Playstation 2 games, but not PS3 games then that means the blu ray laser has went bad. The lasers are a 2 part laser, The PS2 games take a lot less power to read than the blu ray or PS3 games, that is why you can still play PS2 games but not PS3s.
The lasers are a little bit pricy for these units, $60-$80 depending on which model laser is in your unit.
I recommend that you have a professional install the new laser in your unit because of the sensitive nature of the internal electronics.
One thing you don't want to do is damage the original blu ray drive mother board, the blu ray drive has Firmware on it that has to match the motherboard of the Ps3 unit or it will not play anything at all.
If you want me to replace the laser for you I can do that, just contact me and we can talk about it
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Hi i get an error code of 8001050f when i go to play my video games can you tell me how to fix it so i can play my games


go to the play stations web site to find out what the code means.

if your ps3 has a message of trophy registration error sony will say you need to turn in your ps3 for service this is not true i fixed mine by saving my game data on a thumbstick then deleted the game save data shut off my ps3 then turned the main power (the switch in the back) off for a few minutes to allow the power to dissipate. Then i restarted the ps3 copied my game save data back and my COD modern warfare 2 played like a champ!
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My Ps3 turns on but will not play games,what do


hold your finger on the power button ...it will beep and power up....keep your finger there for several more seconds until you hear 3 continuous beeps..

Nov 28, 2009 | 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 plays blue ray movies,dvds,ps2 and ps 1 and no ps3 games


hold the power button down when it is red till you hear the quick beeps then select the file restore this is a diagnostics menu..remember you have to hold the power button down till you see a menu that youve probably never seen

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

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What games beside ps3 games are compatible with the ps3


It depends on your system the 40g will play ps1, but not ps2. The 60g or above will play both.

Sep 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has just started to stop playing blu ray films after 20min


the laser is starting to go bad in the dvd drive. It takes more power for the drives laser to read and play a blu ray movie then it does to play a dvd game.

You can either replace the laser if you have the technical knowledge to take the dvd drive apart, or just replace the drive. You can usually find either one on ebay.


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It turns on but wont work


Turn off the PS3 from the power switch on the backside of the PS3, wait a minute and power back on.

May 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 keeps freezing on games only


Try using a can of air to blow out the fan area. Even though its well ventilated it may be full of dust. It sounds like an overheating issue. Also look into aftermarket fan/cooling solutions, that dont plug directly into the PS3 and have there own outlet power plug.

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Japanese Ps3 not playing American games


It's because your trying to play american games on a japanese system. See the japanese system is different because of not only how much Power it needs to function (I'd be wary about that btw) as well that a Japanese PS3 can only play Japanese PS3 games. American games wont work for it.

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