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Hi. writing on behalf of my son who's PS3 does not play PS3 games. it does play PS2 games, altho the graphics aren't as great. when first purchased (new) it played the PS3 games for about a month. he called tech support who gave him some directions, but nothing worked. they even tried restoring it to the factory settings. the geek squad advised that i'd most likely need to have someone from SONY look at it. how do i go about this? thanks!

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I would recommend that you let someone from sony take a look at it. You can always contact the Sony support hotline ------------------

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