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My system wont read any ps3 games

My ps3 will play moves ps1and ps2 games but will no longer accept ps3 games. ive already restored the hard drive but nothing changed is there any thing can do to fix it

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Looks like you got the famous PS3 BD-drive failure. I would suggest checking if the disks are spinning in the drive. To do that take a game disc and insert it into the drive and check which way the image is facing, and then eject it after a few moments, if the letters and images face the same way, then the disc hasn't spun at all inside the drive, so the drive motor is dead, i think you need to take it to one of those ps3 repair shops
I think you need to send them off to sony for a new disc drive.It's a disc drive failure.if you use it a lot then you may have just worn it out. ialso advise that you call sony tech support just to verify that that is the problem. It'll be $150 for the repair but worth the fix if you use it so much time.

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if you bought this new ti shouldn't really be doing this, I would take it back, but however, if it isn't playing anything at all and it isn't new try restoring it to factory default.

To bring the PS3 to factory settings, you need to use the reset to facorty deafults in the system settings menu, not the restore system under backupdefaults.

you will lose all data because it will fomat the hard drive. I think this might be your best option.

Good luck I hope this works

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