I have a 60gb ps3 that i bought in july of 2007. While I am playing certain games, spikes and lines appear out of objects and characters on the screen. It is hard to describe. This is a minor problom in some games, but in others, the entire screen is almost completely filled with these anomalies. The games that give me this problem are: Rainbow 6 Vegas 2, Ghost Recon 2, Resident Evil 5 (the demo), Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia, BioShock, The Darkness, Fallout 3, and a few more that I can't remember. Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
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Re: ps3 is having major graphical problems
This looks like its a problem with you graphics chip inside the ps3, first thing i would do is ring sony and see if you can have it fixed for free, if not try and clean up the fans inside the ps3 if they are inbeded with dust this will cause the ps3 graphics chip to over heat which would also give you this same problem, there are many videos on you tube to remove dust and open console but before you try this make sure you cant get it done for free because once the console has been opened u lose any warranty on that console, if dust is not causing it to over heat i would look into getting if fixed or replaced as the graphic chip canot be repaired if damaged as its attached to the main mother board and this means the whole board will need replacing
hope this helps a little you can find details of sony ps3 on there web site
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Ok well here is the "Skinny"
1). 20GB has no chrome trim, no memory card reader and no wi-fi. Not manufactured anymore. Has the best backwards compatibility with PS2 games due to Emotion Engine (PS2's CPU) and Graphics Synthesizer (PS2's GPU) installed. 2). NTSC 60GB has the same backwards compatibility as 20GB version, also has memory card reader and wi-fi. Has a chrome trim. 3). 80GB - extended memory, but reduced backwards compatibility with PS2 games, it has only Graphics Synthesizer (PS2's GPU). Around 80% of PS2 games can be played. Available only in NTSC regions. 4). 40GB - can't play PS2 games at all (all PS2 chips were removed), has 2 USBs instead of 4, no memory card reader, has wi-fi. Avalable in black and white colors. White is on sale only in Japan. Uses 65nm technology (lower power consumption). Improved cooling system. It's the latest version. 40GB doesn't support SACD. 5). PAL 60GB - reduced backwards compatibility with PS2 games. it has only Graphics Synthesizer (PS2's GPU). Around 80% of PS2 games can be played. Wi-fi included in all models, except 20GB.
this is a problem with some ps3's especialy the high GB ones like mine. they made it so most if not all of the ps2 games cannot be played to cut down on price and to leave room for all the memory. so you can still play ps1's but you cant play ps2's. sorry
Not all PS3s are able to play PS2 games - they started removing that functionality when they came out with the 60GB model. So if you have a relatively new PS3 (A year old or so), that's likely the reason.
The issue is the laser (actually has different diodes for blu ray, ps2 format and regular DVD.
Seems like in your case the only one that is burnt is the blu ray.
Send it back to Sony for repairs or if you do not have warranty purchase a replacement lens and install it yourself.
Error 80028f17 is a boot error and there is nothing you can really do about it, the disk is corrupted or burned (illegal copy) of the game.
If it is legit, go back to the store and ask for another copy as it doesn't work.