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Ps3 game loading

When game discs inserted it is not registering on menu.demo games show up but no game discs.its as if nothing is inserted.just happened all of a sudden while a game was being played.

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    we have inserted the game assassins creed,pressed play as instructed no picture just blank screen.then searched for ps3 the game started to load on screen but no picture again,we then moved the cursor key across to the left of th screen and found the game on in front of us,however it was only the demonstration game.WHY ARE OTHER GAMES IE,NINJA,FIFA08,ALSO BLUE RAY DISCS ARE PLAYING YET THIS ONE WONT PLAY ATALL;;Please answer A.S.A.P.My son is becoming very Frustrated with this.We are Patiently awating your reply;;

  • robswift Apr 23, 2008

    yea i have the same problem.... i put all my discs in (ps3games) and still none of them work??? anyone have any clue at all!?!? just nothing changes on the screen, when i insert the disc

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    I have a problem that when i put a games in for example gta 4 its doen't load anything like i havent put anything in it any suggestions?

  • robrivera May 12, 2008

    ps3 will not read any disk please help i don't wont to send it back

  • mistygal Jun 11, 2008

    Yes we have a 5 month old PS3 which will play download demos but no discs. Is it only Sony that can fix this problem?


  • xyzlee Jul 19, 2008

    i just bought gta 4 for my son but we're having a hard time downloading the game everytime we do these word appears " you cannot play this game current video output(80028F10)appears.what should we do?

  • Michael_2105 Jul 19, 2008

    when game discs inserted it is not registering on menu.demo games show up but no game discs.its as if nothing is inserted.just happened all of a sudden while a game was being played.

  • chrismully Aug 14, 2008

    playing fifa suddenly crashed reset the console and then it will not load again repeated the process still no luck

  • Rhodders Jan 25, 2009

    My PS3, 60gb 14 months old (wouldn't you know it!) has a similar issue. I can play audio and DVD discs, I can play downloaded games or demos, but it does not recognise that a game disc is inserted 95% of the time (even if it can recognise a disc, which is very rarely, the game needs to refer to the disc and so freezes - normally before complete loading). This is happening across a large number of games which all load well enough on my friends newer 80gb PS3.

    Can this be some kind of alignment issue? I have tried disc cleaning but this has not helped.



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Go on the back of it and fiddle with the plugs

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Hi FixYa community,

I thought I should pass thing tip along, seeing as how so many people are having trouble.

It is a solution for PS3 fat models (the old ones). If your PS3 has suddenly stopped reading disc's it might not be the laser, it could just be a type of data corruption, but there is a way around it.

Go onto the PlayStation Network and download any game demo. Install the demo. Insert the game you want to play. Now go into the demo game that you downloaded and installed as if you were going to play it. As soon as it loads, quit out of the demo and go back to the main menu of your PS3; the game you wanted to play should now be available. ENJOY!

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PS3 not reading discs.

Hey man, you can try this....

1. download and install a psn game or game demo
2. put in the disc of the game or video you want to play or watch
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if that does not work, go to restore PS3 system.

or you update the firmware, then go to playstation store from your menu, download a demo and see if it works.

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