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Wont play ps3 games

It will play ps2 games but not ps3 games i reset default settings.

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  • capnjames Nov 14, 2007

    My PS3 will play PS2 games but not PS3 games. I have updated the operating system to 2.0. Please help. james@adialaska.com

  • hennymartin Dec 24, 2007

    it reads all cds except for ps3 games

  • Pablo_71 Dec 24, 2007

    not playing ps3 games

  • Adrianmelv Dec 24, 2007

    ya mine was working fine ! i only have it a few days and now it wont play the games !! someone please help

  • novachecks Dec 24, 2007

    I am also having this problem and it's driving me nuts.

  • harvey423 Dec 24, 2007

    will not started hard disk not found

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    My PS3 won't play any PS3 or PS2 games or DVD's,i dont know what's wrong i think its a problem with the disk holder.

  • NorCalio Dec 25, 2007

    Yep I have the same issue and i've had mine for six months. I guess as of last week it was becoming more and more of a pain to get a ps3 game to actually load correctly. This bites!!!

  • NorCalio Dec 25, 2007

    I have the same issue and its beginning to piss me off!!!! All disc formats work except the PS3's.

  • Fabian
    Fabian Dec 25, 2007

    PLayed ps3 games, then I tried watching a DVD and it crashed. Now it wont play ANYTHING!!!!

  • bruin4life Dec 25, 2007

    my ps3 wont play any ps3 games, i log in fine but the games but the games wont show up on the game screen

  • sassmaster Dec 27, 2007

    My ps3 won't play video games, at all.  I've gone through every settings change i couldn't possibly make.  It does play blueray dvds, but won't play any games.  The game will load up, after you press play all i get are lines, and background music.

  • frendedreper Jan 01, 2008

    This wonderful maschine worked only 1 day.

  • MRWEBB13 Jan 01, 2008

    MY SONY PS3 WILL NOT READ PS3 GAME DISKS, BUT HAS NO PROBLEM READING PS2 & PS1 DISKS. I WAS ADVISED MY PLAYER HAS A VIRUS. IS IT TRUE? AND POSSIBLE?

  • Jordyn99 Jan 03, 2008

    my ps3 was working fine then the next morning i woke up and tried playing a game and it didnt work so i tried all my games and none would work. in the game menu the game would usually show up but none would show up when i put the disk in and dvds wont work either.

    any solutions?

  • Jesseh1970 Jan 05, 2008

    PS3 will not play Motostorm, (previously worked fine) but will play other games, absolutly no marks on disc. just updated system today to try and cure this.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    my friend dropped some water on his ps3 and it wont play any games.

  • dave1986 Jan 08, 2008

    i turned off d ps3 for an hour turned it back on and it wont play any games now

  • josh_lunney Feb 03, 2008

    my ps3 wont play any of my ps3 games it were working fine yesterday,but it will play ps1 games fine, why is this.Can some1 help me please only got this ps3 for xmas? ..

  • bledsoe Mar 02, 2008

    Garner:

    My ps3 is displaying hard drive is corrupt,call playstation was told to remove hard drive for at least 30 mins. Removed for a day still wont restore system.

  • Rut Boy Mar 10, 2008


    My ps3 wont play any games or dvd when i put in the disc

  • mgeiger5 Mar 26, 2008

    my ps3 wont play games

  • Thathero Mar 28, 2008

    I have the same promblem it just wont play any of my games or dvds and it will play demos i read some were that games like dmc4,cod,and resintenst mess up ps3 and ihave dmc4 so what should i do

  • cav2ya Apr 13, 2008

    yup, i bought the 40gb a month ago, now it's stopped palying games and movies.. i did the "unplug for 5 minute trick", i tried the "hold power on button for 3 beeps" and i'm still on able to play the stuff that was downloaded to the disk. I've backed up the info to a 250gb hd, so i guess trying the Popsicls stick, air can or the Reformatting is next... this is sad. Frustrating, and I sure hope can fix this issue with a firmware update..

  • sccr05 Jul 02, 2008

    I have an 80GB and it wont play ps3 games or dvds and i rented games and it wont work and I have bought news games and it still wont work. what should i do?

  • masterbaker Jul 27, 2008

    my ps3 wont play games or dvd also... i have tried switching off with and without disk in , turning auto load off /on. sometimes it works but if i shut the system down at the end of night i get the same probs the next day and have to mess around with it all over again.... this all started just after my warranty ran out.. which i think is typical 2 months ago before that all was perfect.... im starting to think that it is designed to have faults after warranty runs out so we have to pay for replacements or repairs.. i cant afford that .. ive allready spent aver £1000 on this with a hd tv, hdmi cable, loads of games, extra joypads, not to mention £500 on the system itself.. please help!

  • 1234971 Oct 06, 2008

    i boroughed my friends and the day before i retured it it wouldnt read only ps3 and blue ray disks

  • FastrthenU Oct 28, 2008

    my ps3 has been fine for the past year..now fer sum reason i put the disc into it, and it wontacknowledge that the disc is there....im rele worried..ne1 helP!

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    i have the same problem but when i try to play a game or something the disc loading at the top right of the screen just keep spining but nothing happens and it seems like the disc does not spin. so what do i have to do to get it going again?

  • brmo92 Nov 19, 2008

    no my ps3 played all my ps3 games,now every time i put one in it does nothing.its like i didnt even put a game in.whats wrong with it its not my games its my ps3

  • jonattj Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem....Today my ps3 froze up, I turned off the system and when I turned the system back on the game would not launch, and i couldn't enter the game in the game icon. I turned off the entire system, and when I repowered it acted like there was not even a disc in the unit. DVD's did not work as well.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    how

  • younglee468 Dec 11, 2008

    i have the same prob1 year old and wont play a thing

  • dodgersfan21 Feb 07, 2009

    my ps3 just stop playing the games andmy dvds. i put it in and the disc wont even read or spin the game or dvd. i dont know what the problem is but iwant to find out whats the problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    I put my games in and it loads for a bit then a circle comes up and it freezes. I do not no wat to do

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    my ps3 wontplay the ps3 games that I put in the console

  • duncan1981 Mar 20, 2009

    my playstation 3 will play playstation 2 games but not playstation 3 games what can i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    my ps3 games wont work

  • Mona777 Apr 17, 2009

    My game cds won't play in the PS3 console but the demo's work just fine...HELP!!!

  • DIRTYGLOVEBE Apr 22, 2009

    SAME ****

  • lawrencea39 Apr 27, 2009

    after an update my ps3 games wont play ps2 will and cd's and dvd's and my dowload games but that's it. Also I think I deleted all my games I bought is there a way to get it back? tried the format and that's what happen? plz help My warranty is out I have a 80 G ps3

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    My ps3 wont let me ps3 games, it would before but now when i put the game in, it says error

  • joe0202 May 07, 2009

    i have the same problem it plays everything excpet ps3 games what should i do?



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I had this problem and it really made me mad. I tried re formatting , reset settings and nothing. Then I tried using some air sprayer that people use on computer key board and I sprayed in where the disc goes and now it works perfectly. Perfectly!

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  • jameskerry Oct 26, 2010

    Great comment...worked like a charm. Thanks for the advice.

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Ok the problem with why the games won't load is that the laser is broke.if you have these problems..A) you have to keep taken the disc out and puttin it back in untill it works or B) it won't load atall.....so here's what you do.don't waste your time looking on the internet for solutions people say format it.keep your finger on the button and switch it on and off.....none of these work. this has happened to me twice you have to get the laser fixed by either ringing up sony (they do it for free if it's still in gurantee) or find a local pc shop or w/e who fixes them......hope this helps as i said it's the lense it's nothing to do with the HDD or anything like that

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  • [Hopefully for you a] Solution:
Try formating you system, a quick format and it should correct the none loading/playing error. It worked for me but at the cost of my saved data but hey, you can always get it back right? ^_^

I found that after playing PS2 games it caused the error so my only advice is not to play PS2 games which UNFORTUNETLY defeats the object of a 60gb if you got one like I do. [sigh]

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The problem is with the blueray laser. If your ps3 turns on and reads all other discs but ps3 discs its because your blueray laser is broken. You either have to call up sony if your still under warranty or take it to a local pc shop to get a new laser installed. You could always buy the laser on ebay or something and do it yourself if you feel comfortable enough to do it but I wouldnt recomend it if your under warranty cause sony will do it for free and if you break the warranty seal then they wont.

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I have the same problem. What happens is it works at first with me when i play a game but once it goes to a loading screen such as COD5 it then freezes i switch it off and on and it dosnt even read the disk! To solve this you can buy a cooler fan and stand but the PS3 console has to be in a verticle Position. The cooler fan then cools it down so its not blasting out molten hot air at the back of the console.Also make sure the console is not too near the TV. Lastly try to make sure it is not in the horozontil position on the carpet or a rug.

Thanks,
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Why wont my ps3 play ps3 games????? It will all ps2 and dvds

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Anyone i am just a clueless kid trying to fix his ps3. my ps3 can play ps2 games but not ps3 games

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My ps3 froze after I had inserted a cd in it , then i turned off the back switch Now it wont load up anymore i get no icon nothing at all .

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  • harry schein May 14, 2013

    i have the same problem py ps3 is 3 days old i buy in the usa at best buy and i live in colombia south america no warranty in colombia for products out of colombia

  • harry schein May 14, 2013

    it look like sony sucks never again buy nothing from sony so my family

  • harry schein May 14, 2013

    x box 360 look very good

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I had this problem all i did was go and put my updates to "on" and instead of having the game come automatically on i have to put it on myself by choosing it.... good luck yall.

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