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My PS3 won't play PS3 Games. It plays ps2 and DVDs. Won't play PS3 or Blue Ray Discs. Is the blue ray drive knackered?

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  • gib745 Jan 08, 2009

    I have the 60 gb ps3 it has been a slow decline.ps3 games won"t start unless i take it out and reinsert it and now won"t play ps3 disc but will play ps2 disc

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    PS3 will play regular DVD's and games already on the hardware, but won't play any disc games or Blu-Ray movies

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I called Sony and they helped me resolved this same problem...


1. Turn off the ps3.
2. press down on the on/off button on the front of ps3 while turning on the button from the back. DO not let it go until you hear 2 beeps and will show a red light.
3. press the on/off button again and do not let it go until you hear 1 beep, paused, and two beeps. Let it go.
4. There should be a prompt asking you what to do. If you have hdmi, answer all the question yes etc.
5 there should be a menu list asking what you need done.. setting wise..

6. Choose the # 3rd list (not sure how many they were).
7. IF it tells you that your data is corrupted etc.. just click ok
8. wait till progress ends ( if it tells your your data is corrupted again, just click ok again).
9. It's going to do some loading again...
10.. end of restoring and you should see your ps3 menu..

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Most likely - Recently alot of PS3 owners have witnessed the gradual decline in performance of their Blue Ray drives I recommend immediately contacting sony in regards to a replacement console.

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