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The ps3 will cut on and go to the mane schreen but will not play games or movies, whats wrong?

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It means that your ps3 lens is not working anymore.this is the weakness of this console.so its time to send it to a workshop for a lens replacement.fix?

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On my ps3 movies play but not games any idea whats wrong with it


I'm guessing your talking about DVDs and game disks, If your PS3 isn't reading PS3 games anymore but is reading DVDs then your laser could be dieing and you may need a replacement.

Oct 20, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I put a blue ray movie in and it says the video cannot be played.


Update your firmware through the ps3 and you should be all set.

Mar 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 plays DVD and Blueray just fine, but will not play game discs... can't seem to read them. discs are in perfect condition, tried several different discs, no luck.


Some time when that happens the system configuration is wrong reset the configuration to game play on. That should let you play Movies and game.But!, make sure you remove the disk.

Aug 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 plays cds and movies, but doesn't play any games what is the problem? PLZ HELP!?!


You will need to replace the laser in the blu-ray drive. To help you understand what is wrong the blu-ray laser works off of 3 wavelengths. One is for CD, one for DVD, and one for Blu-ray games or movies. When they start to wear out they will stop playing games and sometimes they will play some games sometimes none. Since they do have different wavelengths and different nodes on the diode it is possible to have a laser that will play CD's and DVD's but not blu-ray.

So basically you need a new laser. You can do that by going on eBay and purchasing a new laser. I also offer laser replacement for 100 dollars parts and labor. My email is ced70@hotmail.com if you are interested.

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Jul 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It wont play games or movies


Laser has to be bad then if its not reading brand new games or dvds. To verify this though get a can of air and gently blow it into the drive to make sure there is no specs of dirt or dust on the laser.

Now try the games and dvds again and if its still happening then the laser needs to be replaced and you can get them fairly cheap off of Ebay.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 play movies and cds but none of my ps3 game does any one no what to do or what wrong


I had same problem. blue ray laser is bad. here is direct replacement part # KEM-400AAA

Jun 03, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Ps3 not reading discs!


what is wrong is when you got the blue ray set up it was probly set up diff.if it is not reading games or movies then you eye is scrached.the eye if u dont know is what reads everything

May 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 was playing movies i had burned to disk now it wont


The best way to play burned movies is to copy them onto a memory stick or external hard drive then copy them onto the ps3 i use this method and find the movies play in much higher quality than dvd-r or+r or whatever discs you use

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