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My playstation 3 will not recognize DVDs. I just did a software update, and when I go to video, the dvd doesn't show up.

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Hi there,

Check to see if it's just one specific DVD that's not working.
Also, check if that problematic DVD works in your computer, for example.
If you see that it only doesn't work in your Playstation, perhaps your Playstation has a different zone than the disc you're trying to use.

Hope I helped,
Tom

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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1. Confirm the disc is clean. To clean a disc, use lint-free cleaning cloths made specifically for cleaning CD/DVD discs, sold at computer software stores. When cleaning the disc, we recommend starting from the innermost circle, and wiping out to the edge in a straight line.

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Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST
Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST

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