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My assassins creed wont load????

I recently bought assassins creed and i went to put the game in and when i did,the disk icon came on on the across menu when you turn on you ps3,well iy read the game but it wouldnt load? the screen just went black and stayed that way? can anyone help me out about that? (i even took the game back and exchaned it for anotherone and it does the same)

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  • Rdy2dodat Nov 15, 2007

    I'm having the same problem, I purchased Assassin's Creed and tried to play it also and it goes to the main screen and won't load up or read the disc, so I returned it back to the store, I thought it was the game because I have never had a problem with my PS3, now none of my games will load or play on my PS3.

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    my game loaded asked me to update, did so. played the game switched console off, next day try to put it back on nothing only black screen

  • Bowds 13 Nov 25, 2007

    Wont load game

  • M555 Nov 26, 2007

    I have the same problem. I had to unplug the PS3 to get it working again - I would get the black screen when putting the Assassins disk and then my other games wouldn't play anymore. The controller quit working, too. After unplugging, everthing recovered. The exact same thing reoccurs each time I put the Assassin's Creed disc back in. It appears to be a defective game design. Has anyone had any luck with a new, second disc? All other games work fine, this one disables your entire machine!

  • guicane Nov 28, 2007

    Hi everybody! I am in the Uk using a Japanese console. Everything was fine, I played 5 games on the console and it was ok. After the 2.0fw the console still works, all dvds and blurays but when I insert the game disc I get a blank screen, no sound at all. The ps3 is connect via hdmi and always worked. Tried 2.01 fw and still the same! I have no idea what to do! The BR drive is fine as it detects there is a game, it loads the game wallpaper in the XMB and plays all discs. Anyone got any ideas? I rang Sony but they wouldn´t help me as my console is not European! Please help me people!!

  • Victor Ward Nov 30, 2007

    I have the same problem. Anyone manage to get it fixed yet?

    I have had two disks so far with the same problem. Screen goes black after clicking on the game icon in the ps3 menu. I have even had my ps3 replaced - and the same problem still occurs. PS3 works with CoD4, and assassins creed works at the store where i bought it.... but through a unique situation does not want to work on my PS3.

    Is it a resolution issue? Or a firmware problem? I havent updated my FW yet and am not connected to internet or PSN.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    i brought my boyfrend a ps3 4 christmas and u get da game assasin creed wid it and the installation disk dem 2 disks wont load and we have anova game that does work why doesn it work??? xbox 360 is so much betta

  • Tony151 Dec 14, 2007

    I got the game for my birthday, and I put it in, game goes to black screen, and im sitting there looking at it to load for like five minutes, I dont understand why it doesnt work, some people say that you need a better tv, but I dont think that sony would make a game that you would have to buy a hdtv to play it, Im goin to get another system and see if its jus my ps3

  • koketso Dec 15, 2007

    i have turned off the system, cleaned the disk, taken it back to the shop and got a replacement no difference. tried unplugging controllers.... nothing.

  • tolrak123 Dec 24, 2007

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM!!! Except, it affects both "Uncharted:Drakes Fortune" and "Assassins Creed". Okay here is what happened. I went to the store and purchased both Uncharted and Assassins, i was really excited to play and I got home and put Uncharted in the system first. It worked fine, but overtime I began notice it was freezing a bit and the audio would overlap or be a little delayed. OVer the course of 2 days it escalated and became really bad, audio would almost stop playing then be mashed into one big audio clip a minute later. NOW ASSASSINS CREED: is waaayayayayya worse! I cant even play that game on my PS3! The minute I put it in it worked but it had awful load times, at first I just thought, oh ok, it will work eventually, then once i started playing! The same audio thing I experienced in Drakes Fortune (Uncharted) occurred in Assassins but it was 100X worse!!! It was so bad the game would basically "stop" until the audio was retained (which rarely hapened). To make this simple, I basically cannot play assassins since I can;t even get past that "Animous" part you know that machine thing at the first part with the doctors looking at you! Furthermore, Now my PS3 is acting incredibly slow and messed up, I cant play unchrated or Assasins creed but I can play all my other games such as Heavenly Sword, Motorstorm, Call of Duty 4, etc!!! HELP HELP HELP!!!! - Oh yeah I also returned Uncharted and Assassins Creed back to gamestop and got brand new ones AGAIN = STILL NOT WORKING!!

  • joey85 Dec 24, 2007

    my game doesn't load but when i put the disc in the backgroung changes but the game screen goes black when i try and play.

  • YuNg GuN Dec 25, 2007

    put disc in then sez playstation 3 then screen stays black

  • furiousmum Dec 25, 2007

    Jut got a new PS3 and assassins creed game. Have spent hours trying to get it working. PS3 wont read disc. Just get a screen with PS3 home options and no disc being read. Christmas very frustrating in our house.

  • slickrick777 Dec 25, 2007

    I have a standard t.v. and assassin's creed won't load. the screen just goes blank after it says playstation 3.

  • wigz411 Dec 25, 2007

    Merry xmas. Iv had the same assassins creed Christmas blues but managed to solve it first go to the ps3 homepage and download the new ps3 update patch you can do this straight to your ps3 if it is hooked up to the net. Mine isn't so I downloaded it to my mp3 player and the through the usb port of the console updated the ps3. There are very easy to follow instructions on the site and now after a short while Im playing Assassins creed. I hope this helps all.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I have exactually the same problem........does anybody know why this is?

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    game loads on preview screen but when I try to load it the screen just goes black.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Same problem. Assasins Creed had 2 new discs and wont play. Took the console back and its just the same. the title comes up but the screen goes black and thats it. I`ve tried it on other TV`s analogue and HDMI its all the same.

  • kevin murren May 15, 2008

    i bought assassins creed and when i click on it on the ps3 menu the screen goes black!!!! please help!!

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    bought assissins creed and it wont load so i exchanged it for another one and i get the same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    The PC version has problems too - seems like a good game that got rushed through to sale.

  • Harshaw Jul 14, 2008

    When I put the game in it shows up on the playstation menu. However when i start the game it shows Playstation 3 like normal and then the screen goes black and stays black.



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If you all are still having this problem, this is what I had to do. There are 2 places where you have to go in to and delete the assassins creed game data. One is the normal save data, but there is also a place with the game data that is corrupted. If you go in and delete both the save data AND the game data, it should reload all of that the next time you put the disk in and allow you to play.

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Hey guys just got the same problem, here is what i did

-download/update the firmware for your ps3 (wirelessly or wired)
-do all the bs it tells you to do
- download the update for assasin's creeed
-load game
-ENJOY (finally, lol)

Posted on Dec 27, 2007


All you need to do is update the PS3 to 2.00 or higher.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

How do you update to firmware v2.01 with a black screen ?

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

Hey guys, my brother just got a ps3 today for xmas. He also ruined it with the assasain's creed. I updated his firmware via internet and it worked fine. Make sure you update. Cheers

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Hi there. Hope this helps:

+Check your firmware. Must be 2.00.
+Check if your PS3 is PAL or NTSC.

I got Assassin's Creed to work on the NTSC. On the PAL it leaves me with a black screen on startup. I'm not sure though, could be the firmware too. Cheers.

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Posted on Dec 22, 2007

Assassins creed wont work if ur tv doesnt support at least 720p resolution.Thats why u see black screen..

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

Keep trying sometimes it works

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Got it to work by updrading to firmware v2.01. Works a treat now.

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I have tried so many things but finally I have got it working.

The playstation was set up to work in 720p, I tried changing to 1080i and it works perfectly! I´m very happy! Weird thing is that it happened only after the 2.0fw, before all games used to work in 720p!

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If no games load or play back up your save data and try a system restore if that doesn't work u need to call sony if under warranty and they ill probably send u another ps3 within 7 days if not under warranty check out this link

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I may know why some games won't work as some people said before, u may need to have a high definition tv which can support the power of your ps3 and game e.g. if you have a ordinary tv with no high definition system it may not have enough power to support such a powerful console and games. some games require a lot more definition then some other games which may result in the black screen appearing. imo u need full HD TV to fully unlock the playstation 3's potential.

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