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Cant purchase ps3 games

I cant purchase any game because playstation store does not recognize my country i live in trindad

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You are trying to play a PAL disc in a NTSC system. It wont work!!!! You can play any NTSC games and Blu-Rays in it... but not PAL.

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My PS3 is playing some games but not all. It loaded the game and said installing hit the play button and said it cant recognize the game


Is the game that you are trying to play on a burnt or home made disk? If so, that may be your problem. If it is a regular store bought disk and it can't recognize the game then its a different situation and I would suggest purchasing a disk cleaner instead. There is probably dirt on sensor that needs to be cleaned.

Aug 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i put in a blu ray game into my ps3, there was an error (80010017). what do i do to fix it?


dvd player will only play movies for the COUNTRY in which you purchased it. There is no way to purchase a system or configure a system to play ALL MEDIA FOR ALL COUNTRIES. The country codes are specific and each country wants to prevent any other country from playing their dvds music, etc

Jan 27, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The playstation 3 does not recognize the game or any othe disk. What can be done....the game stores say to just trade it in on a new one. Seems pretty sad, has not been played that much, but is a couple...


Are you living in an area where there is a lot of dust? The laser lens could be just dirty inside the drive. You'll have to access the DVD drive to clean the lens.

Nov 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Last night I was loading a game in the PS3. It made the sound of a game loading then the sound didnt stop for about 20 to 30 sec. Now everytime I try to play a game it doesn't even show a game being...


you have to change your laser lens, thats probably what's wrong since your ps3 does not recognize the game when you insert it, you can chage it your self by buying a new laser lens for your ps3 if you do make sure to specify your playstation3 system i.e: Playstation 3 80gb or Playstation 3 SLIM 250 gb

Apr 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play games when i insert then into the disc slot. any ideas to what could be wrong here? help!


it is possible, if your ps3 is more than 3 months old, that dust has accumulated in the drive. get a laser lens cleaner from a local record store. if you bought your ps3 in a different country, you need games from that country/region.

Jun 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 games all freeze


yes me too mine keeps freezing and comes up with red circles on the screen somtimes, try and visit the site www.ps3fixing.com or www.playstation.co.uk hope it helps you mate, i have to trade mine in.

Apr 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont play games or movies


Its a problem for the PS3 known as the SoD. It means you cant read any discs now. You can play demos and stuff stored on ur PS3 thpugh. If its under warranty, sony WILL fix it for ya.  
If not, be ready to shell out 125$

Mar 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I bought japanese version of PS3, runs all japanese games but all PS2 UK games are not recognize. Can you advice please?


Hi there

If you buy a gaming console from one country and you buy a game from a different country, the game will not work because the file format is different to what the console supports. i.e You buy a Playstation 3 in America and you buy Hitman in the UK, they will not work with each other. If the game is copied or damaged it will also say "File Format Not Supported" or "Incorrect Region Code".

The only way to fix this problem is if you buy games from the country that the console was bought from or you can also purchase a code that will unlock certain regions so your console should play most games.

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Jul 01, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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MY japoneese ps3


The pal ps2 games and dvds will not play on a Japanese ps3 due to region coding. You can play all ps3 games and blu ray films because they do not use region coding. Some games will also play differently on a ps3, for example, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (I highly recommend the game) will not have any blood on a Japanese ps3. The region coding feature can not be changed/modified. I would recommend returning Japanese ps3 and purchasing a European model instead if that is possible. Bon chance.

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Games not supported


Some games won't be supported since they are region specific. And if it's a PS2 game then it may not have the patch needed to play it. Here in the states about 200 PS1 and PS2 games are not recognized by the PS3. And if it's not an American region game, then we have to have a mod chip for it to work.

Apr 29, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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