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PS3 locks up when I try to load a PS2 game

So PS3 loads fine but when I insert a PS2 game into the system, the PS3 recognizes the disc as a PS2 game, the screen goes blank, the red light on top of thr controller turns off and it just stays like that. If I press the PS button the 4 red lights on the controller just keep blinking. I can eject the disc, but I can't turn the system off with the power button, I have to switch it off from the back. This happened with Silent Hill 2, FF 12, Resident Evil Code Veronica and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. The PS3 has the latest firmware, I tried reseting the settings and I even tried formating the harddrive but nothing worked. The system reads DVD movies fine but I don't have a blu-ray movie or game to test out yet. What could be wrong?

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Re: PS3 locks up when I try to load a PS2 game

If you have a 40GB it has absolutely NO backwards compadability with PS2.

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