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My playstation 3 wont read games

The system turns on and everything, but no media works on the system except for usb ports.

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Have you tried cleaning the disc? If that doesn't help, maybe you can put the PS3 in a area where it is not dusty and see if that works. If both of these solutions don't work, try contacting Sony and see if they have any solutions to your problem.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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Hi,

This comes from the Playstation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
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1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

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I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
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5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
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• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

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