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PS3 will play everything but ps3 games!!!

Ok, me console play CD's, DVD's, PS and PS2 games. But WILL NOT play a single ps3 game! I've tried everything from Simpsons to Smackdown to Fifa 09 and not a single one of them will load what-so-ever!

Any suggestions???

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Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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    That's one of the most common problems with the PS3.

    It's a Sony defect. Blu-ray drive is three part laser ( cd dvd blu-ray)

    the blu-ray portion went out, that's why you can still play dvd's.

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However, if you do have the correct console model, then there isn’t much to know for learning how to play PS2 games on PS3. Simply insert the game CD or DVD (many original Playstation games are also supported thankfully), and the game will start up. Sometimes, it will tell you that you can’t play the game, but simply hook your PS3 up via wireless or ethernet connection and update the firmware (which also provides improved compatibility with newer versions of Blu-ray discs). Often, this will fix the problems, but not all PS and PS2 games are supported (although most are).
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NEED PS3 GAMES TO PLAY WITH PS 3
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