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My ps3 wont load up games but it will movies, why?

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  • rob-000 Jan 09, 2009

    my ps3 does not read any game just shows like if is loading

  • goddtodd1983 Jan 09, 2009

    stephenmunn

    thanks for your help but that did not work what else should i use

  • masterofelem Jan 09, 2009

    playstation 3 games wil not load up, and at times when they do they freeze, same with blu-ray movies , but dvd's work fine.

  • freddielugo6 Apr 25, 2009

    when i turn on my ps3 it shows like a smokey line across but nothing else no menu or anything else plus nothing loads up on screen

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Why is my ps3 showing a smokey screen and no other settings?

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Personally i think that your PS3 needs repair.

If you have done system restore and loaded all the updates available and the problem persists it would mean that a CPU that has the protocol for reading games has gone on the mother board.
I would speak with SONY about this matter as i belive it will require repair.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you wanna use your PS3 for its primary function then u need to take action.

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I'm not sure what would cause this, but the first thing I would try is restoring your default settings. Go to SETTINGS, then SYSTEM SETTINGS, then RESTORE DEFAULT SETTINGS. Let me know if this doesn't do the trick, and we can try the next step. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    Stephen Munn Jan 09, 2009

    Next thing to try is to do a backup of your system (to an external hard drive or SD Card or something) and do a SYSTEM RESTORE, which is in the same menu as the RESTORE DEFAULT SETTINGS. Make sure you back up anything important first! Good luck.

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