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No Blue Ray Playback

After the latest software update, my ps3 does not play blue ray movies anymore. Gets stuck on a blank black screen, then I have to shut down the system. It also is now unable to go on the ps network online. Seems like a network problem, but not sure.

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  • MatadorGP Sep 09, 2007

    Is anyone experiencing the same problem? My Motorstorm game also stopped working for no apparent reason. I am suspicious of a game add-on i purchased on line for it. I believe it stopped working since then.
    Is this happening to others? Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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I had the same Motorstorm issue. Was it the Time Trial download by any chance? Unfortunately you'll have to delete the Motorstorm game data (you MAY be able to keep saved games, but I'm not certain) and then you'll find that that Motorstorm miraculously loads up again...

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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