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On my PS3, my PS2 games don't work.But, it's not because some PS2 games can't work.I've played these PS2 games already and they used to work fine.Now, when I put a PS2 game in the screen goes black, then I gotta restart it.If, I put a PS3 game in it works fine,except if I hit the PS button on the controller, it goes black with a little loading symbol at the top right.Does anyone have the same problemo cuz I have a lotta PS2 games and Im not going to lose all the saved progress.Pls help...

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  • rloh02 Apr 16, 2009

    exactly the same

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If it updated then some of the PS2 games are not "reverse-compatible".

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