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PS3 won't play games

Trying to load my PS3 game and go into the menu screen but the game is not coming up, i have deleted former saved games but still does not work. I put on a dvd and it played. do i need a new laser reader/chip

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First you have to try to updade your console firmware...

if the problem persists... Open it and Clean the Blu-ray Laser Lens...But be carrefull...it´s very sensible....Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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It's possible that you're turning off the ps3 while it's saving, corrupting the save data.
Make sure when you turn off the ps3 it's not in the process of saving.
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