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Wont play games

I put in the disk, it reads the disk, i click on the game. The playstation 3 sign comes up, and then it goes black and freezes. this all started about 3 days ago when i was playing cod4 and the screen and system froze on me. Is this a laser problem or a overheating problem, or maybe something different? please help

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  • samo 11 Feb 04, 2009

    My PS3 has no problems playing DVD's and music CD's, but when I put any game disc in, it either fails to read the disc completely, freezing everything up and then taking ages to eject, or I get an error message. Again, this is for all game discs, but no problems with other types of media. I've tried a lens cleaner and a (quick) reformating of the system, but to no avail...?

  • jevoriusclay Feb 05, 2009

    My PS3 does the same thing

  • mjones830 Feb 06, 2009

    Mine is doing the smae thing, It has been working and when I hooked it to my new Sony LCD television,it seems as if it knocked it out and will not play games but will play movies.

  • MABsr May 11, 2010

    Do I have to order the blu-laser from sony, and why does my system only play music cd's?

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Ok as you know the ps3 uses blu laser technology but they still use a red laser as well ps2 dvd cd psone all use red and you know which use the blu so problem with that means that your blu laser went out. you can fix this yourself its real simple takes about 10 min and $80 or pay sony $200 message back if you want to know how

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