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PS3 will not play HD games - Everything else plays fine

My PS3 will not play any HD Games. Everything else plays just fine... Any idea what could be wrong?

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  • golden420 Feb 26, 2009

    It plays normal DVD's just fine, but it will not play the Blu-Ray games. The weird thing is it plays Blu-Ray movies????

  • golden420 Feb 26, 2009

    it is no longer under warranty, so I guess I'll open it up myself. If cleaning it doesn't work, how do I go about buying/replacing the blu-ray laser?

  • golden420 Feb 26, 2009

    will do, thank you very much!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    PLaystaion will not play blue ray based games, but will play blue ray movies. Ive already gone through the cleaning process several times. it was working, but no longer works, when i last did it, the play station paid me back, by not ejecting the disk. Finally got it to eljct and accept disk but now it refuses to read the blue ray games again and the lens cleaner nor a good mist of computer cleaner i shelping, where before it usually worked. Any suggestions, or locations that can either solve the issue or replace the lens?

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    HD Games meaning ones you downloaded?

    Can you explain your problem with a bit more detail?




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My sons playstation had this problem and having spoke to a SONY rep, this was the cure.
1. Ensure there are no discs in the drive.
2. turn off PS3.
3. Connect controller with USB cable.
4. On the console press and hold the power button until a third beep is herd then let go. The PS3 should be showing a red light (OFF)
5. Again, press and hold the power button. You should hear two single beebs and then two beebs together. On the two beeps together, let go of power button.
6. The green light should be on and six options should be on the screen. select the THIRD option.
7. Follow the on screen instructions.
This fixed the issue. Apparently the files can get a little corrupted and following the above corrects the issue.
I hope this helps

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Gotcha! This is a very common problem with the PS3. The number one problem to be exact.

There are a number of things you can try but majority of the time the blu-ray laser needs to be replaced. Yours sounds like a good client for just a normal cleaning though.

If it's under warranty still, use your warranty. If not then I'd recommend taking apart your PS3. Just follow my guide. I just wrote it up the other day so it's version 1.0

As soon as I get a little time I'll update with videos, pics and the whole nine yards.

Please feel free to email me any other questions and please don't forget to rate!




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    RescueTechLA Feb 26, 2009

    I'm working on a detailed guide with pictures right now. Give me a couple of days and then check my website.

    Best of luck!



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