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My PS3 phat 40 gb system won't play my downloaded games won't play my blue ray games or movies Netflix and i cant use the PSN store. I can go on the web.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem that I have with this console. I already factory reset it. I already system restored restore default settings I did a quick format like sony suggested but that didnt work I deleted psn store reintalled it still cant use it it stays at a black screen I had the system for about 2 years. Never had a problem with it started 2-3 days ago after i played mw2 i put in another game bioshock 2 and it didnt load it stayed at a black screen. i powered it offturned it on tried it again same thing. I powered it off again. I tried my downloaded games bioshock infinite that stayed at a black screen. Anyone know how to fix this issue please and thank you all for your help.

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Try playing a Demo game, if you dont have any download it from playstation network. The point is just to force the sytem to play games and if you notice, movies and games are listed under a different folder in the icon's list, so playing a demo game will force the system to play the game and you should be able to play your games fine after that,. Thing is that a game's info might've got stuck in freeze mode when the system was shut off unproperly while a game disk was still inside, that's all. Good luck, dont wanna see any PS3 comrades suffering the unspeakable horridness of not been able to play games. Be strong my friend.

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I had the same problem i had to use the quick format for my system then it worked just fine only thing i don't know is how to restore data lost from the procees

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