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I have a 40 gb ps3 ...it can play dvd videos but can't play games

I have a 40 gb ps3 ...it can play dvd videos but the blu ray disc icon doesn't appear when i insert a blu ray game dis... can anyone pls help me !!!

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Your laser might be damaged or dirty. Try following the instructions here: http://www.xtremeps3.com/2009/07/28/im-getting-disk-read-errors-how-do-i-fix-it/

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When i try to play a dvd on my ps3 its telling me region code not found


hi there,
the ps3 will only play dvd's from your region(e.g. region 1 usa, 2 europe etc..) So depending on where you got your dvd, if it's not the region as your ps3, the ps3 will not play the dvd. however the ps3 will play blu-rays and games from anywhere in the world as it plays region-free blu-ray discs. I know it's a pain in the neck, but you will have to find a region free dvd player to play that dvd. Hope this helps.

Jan 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My new 3.15 ps3 won't play blu-ray but will play everything else no problem. no problems to play games or to play normal dvd's. When playing a blu-ray the UNIVERSAL part at the start of the movie plays...


f the Blu-ray Disc does not support 1080p 24Hz video mode, the video output may not display properly.

If a Blu-ray Disc movie is not loading properly or is freezing on a title screen, this may be caused by the PLAYSTATION 3 attempting to download BD-Live content from congested movie studio servers. If you experience this issue, you may choose to temporarily bypass the BD-Live content until the congestion at the movie studio servers has cleared.

Go to Settings icon (Settings) > Video Settings icon (Video Settings) > [BD Internet Connection], select "Confirm". Then reload the Blu-ray movie and the PLAYSTATION 3 will prompt you if you wish to allow the disc to access BD-Live content. Choose to not access BD-Live content to see if the movie will now load.
For some reason you seem to think this is a PS3 problem. Why do you think this is a PS3 problem? If you can play PS3 games, then I will say it is not a PS3 problem, as all PS3 games are on Blu-ray, and if you were having problems playing PS3 games, then that could account for the movie not working.

Since only the movie isn't working, I am going to say you have a defective Blu-ray disc. Did you just buy this movie, or have you viewed it before using the PS3? If you have never viewed it on the PS3, then the problem lies in the disc, and you need to take it back and have it exchanged.

If you have played the disc in the PS3 before (the PS3 you are having a problem with, not a different PS3 or Blu-ray player), or you still think it is a PS3 problem, then use the "Disc Troubleshooting" support page. Normally, if a Blu-ray movie will not play, it won't play at all, and it is because the Blu-ray laser has gone out. It sounds to me that the disc is bad, but this is only going on the information you have supplied.

Here is the Disc Troubleshooting support page mentioned above:http://playstation.custhelp.com/app/answ…

**EDIT**
Sorry, I just noticed you gave a UK link. Here is the support page for the UK. You will have to do a search on the site to find the Disc Troubleshooting page for your region.http://uk.playstation.com/support/

**EDIT**
Okay, here is your Disc Troubleshooting page for the UK:http://faq.en.playstation.com/cgi-bin/sc…

Mar 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How to play blue ray dvd


Insert the Blu-ray disc into your PS3. Start up our PS3. Connect your controller. Using the controller, move along the cross menu bar to the Video option, and you should see the movie listed as an icon just like a game would be. Select it and it should load and start playing.

If you are having issues with it loading up, there may be a conflict with the console and the DVD region. For example, you can't play a DVD from Asia or Europe on a North American PS3.

Good luck.

Feb 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 just stopped playing video discs and blu ray discs today. help!


Goto settings at the main menu of the ps3, go to the left to settings, then go down to BD/dvd settings go down to BD 1080p 24hz output and disable it.If this doesnt work out for you call up Sony, theyll get you set up with the repair process. before you call them though, be sure to restore system to default settings, because they will ask if youve done that yet.Their number is 800-345-7669 (800-345-SONY)
Sometimes if you get a blu ray disc outside of your region, then it's not supposed to work. If you live in the US, then only Blu Ray movies from the US will work.

Sep 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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My ps3 wont play blu ray movies or games but cds and dvds work fine


The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch on in the back. The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the $150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes and lasers.
If you hold down the eject button for 10 seconds it will reset your laser and then you should be able to shut the power down in back safetly.
Formatting and or resetting the hard drive won't do a thing if your diode is fried.
I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game.

Check What Resolution You Have Saved On the PS3 Maybe When It goes Blu-Ray Its To High Res For The Standard TV..
if you felt i have spent my time to help you... a very helpful rating is appreciated for answering ur query...
regards iversh

Aug 18, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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Ps3 can play DVD movies can't play games


You will have to replace the laser in the blu-ray drive. It will run about 80 dollars just for the laser. If you need more information email me at ced70@hotmail.com

Thanks,
Ced

Jul 12, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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PS3 not playing any discs.


Sony charges 150$ plus s&h.
A new blu ray drive is 125$ if you know how to do it yourself it takes 10min to fix at a slow pace rather then the sony 3 month wait!

Sep 23, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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no mate u need 2 send your ps3 back 2 sony this happened 2 me mate they havent got a solution 4 it they believe that the blu ray laser has burnt out meens you play 2 much lol

Jun 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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