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PS3 wont play blue ray disk

Put in movie and instead of starting up as usual it has a search for media server option when i click that it searcheds but none are found and it wont work.

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  • WONDERBALLZ Feb 07, 2008

    i have the same thing. no disk will play. very mysterious. the blu light is on indicating that the drive and the ps3 are talking but nada tostada... HELP ME!@#$

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    While watching a newly bought BD movie, I got a Blue Ray playback error (code 8xxxxxxx.. lots of numbers). And from that moment my PS3 wouldn't play anything BD, not even games. It would, however, play DVDs.

    I found a post, saying it was related to the PS3 not playing BD while on wi-fi connection. I connected it by cable and sure enought it worked again. LAter i tried to play the BD movie again while using wireless network, but again it reported the error code and wouldn't play.

    This should be patched! Sony can't dictate how we connect our systems.

  • waynehjr1 Sep 28, 2008

    My PS3 can play every type of disc (PS,PS2, PS3 games & DVD's),but now it doesn't even recognize any of my Blu-Ray discs. These Blu-Ray disc had been played once then slowly(with freeze ups and long loading times) it just stopped completely recognizing these discs. I was thinking of buying a new Blu-Ray Movie and try that out,but afraid that I wll just be wasting my money and the new one would stop being recognized. I would like to know how it is possable to get an older version of software ( newer than 2.43), since these problems seemed to start after I did a software upgrade.



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Press and hold down the power button on the ps3

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My ps3 said no server found

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Also having this problem discs are fine its the software i belive was told u need to update ps3 to verison 1.51

Posted on May 05, 2008

Try another disc. Maybe your disc is broken? Is it Bootleg? Make sure its not HD but really blueray. Try press Triangle?

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This answer courtesy of Sony USA support.

In the Settings menu

BD/DVD-->HDMI 1080p 24mhz

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I got this from answerbag after doing a search for you
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