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PS3 wont play Blu-rays!!!!

So it started when I was watching a blu and about 30 minutes into it it froze. Then when i would restart the system it would at best play for a few mins and then freeze again. It seems the longer i let the PS3 rest the more it will play. But i havent been able to get it to play more than 10 minutes straightsince the problem started.

It also seems that every time I take the blu-ray out i see a faint line that goes straight across the disc.. looks like dust or something, and it is easily wiped off.

DVDs are playing just fine, and i do not see the faint line when i take them out.. I dont have any games so im not sure if they would work or not.

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  • ezeblazin Jun 14, 2009

    It's updated to the max right now and has played blu-rays with the current firmware before.

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The faint lines are nothing. its just smudging or something. the main reason why a ps3 wont play a clean bluray movie is if your system is in need of an update if you have already done that then it may be an issue to call sony with...

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