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Will not load games

Playing fine one day, everything starts up fine next, but will not recognize any games on disc or blu ray movie. I can play a downloaded game (Pain)

What do I do.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    Have the same problem....playing one minute....stop for a hour come back to use an again and nothing will work.....until not even 2 months old....really blows....Sony did not design a user friendly unit....nothing works

  • pissedps3guy Jan 06, 2008

    I finally called sony. The tech said the laser is probably bad. had the unit for one year, gave me a courtesy extension of the warranty, they will send a replacement unit. Not too thrilled with waiting for a month.

  • caber1 Jan 13, 2008

    Mine reads only games from ps2 and no way to read any game for ps3

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    I was playing for a minute then nothing at all.I guess they got thier money and they still have us can't live with out the new GAMERS.This is pretty _u_ked up.Mines is less than a month old.I have tried cleaning the disc and resetting that didn't help either.I took it back in the middle of typing this statement.Got me a new ono we'll see how long it will last.1-30-08 purchase date.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    games will not load or when they do it will freeze

  • Saintcorvil Apr 08, 2008

    My PS3 will not load anything (games or DVDs)

  • ps3 guy Jul 01, 2008

    i jus bought a new 80gb ps3 a few days ago,it loaded games an dvd's the first couple days and now thir taking forever to load....can anyone help???

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Same problem. I had my ps3 since December 07, won't load dvd or video, called sony. The person on the phone said they needed a copy of the original receipt and if I didn't have it then I would have to pay 140.00.

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    games will not load

  • bluesandpool Jul 27, 2008

    Have had my ps3 for about a year and a half. One day it froze on me twice then nothing. It will not recognize any disc, game or dvd. To fix the problem I plan on bashing it with a bat and then buying a xbox 360.

  • qbmf Aug 26, 2008

    same friggin problem will not load or sometimes even recognize there is a game in the console at all!

  • joni0yo0 Dec 04, 2008

    ps3 wont load any games

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    it will show roatating disk at top screen but wont load

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same issue - perhaps xbox is the solution - I hear they do not have these problems

  • jmlomonaco Jan 06, 2009

    My sons ps3 will not load games. icons come up on the screen and nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    i also have this problem , and i only purchased it in december .

  • phenix134 Feb 01, 2009

    won`t load the games.i have lots of tickets and am playing[or was]for higher ticket prizes. but, how do i do that when the d---n thing won`t load?

  • lyndseymc Apr 06, 2009

    i have the same problem it does not load games or dvds seems a lot of people are having the same problem. sony dont want to know

  • Hootsy Apr 06, 2009

    my son has had the same problem, this is our 2nd time around with a different ps3, the first one they replaced with a refurbished one, and now that one is doing the same thing. Both players lasted less than a year...and now sony wants me to send them 150.00 to repair it, maybe...this is ridiculous. I am not impressed with their customer service...

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I'm having the exact same problem. Just finished CoD4 and now it will not load anything. Not even regular DVD's

Whats the FIX?

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Have the same problem with 60gb first gen, after 18months using it! and warranty it's only 12months... sony sucks!!!

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  • basim213 Jan 24, 2011

    hi I had the same problem and I could solve it for just £15,,, go to any ps3 game shop and buy a blu-ray disc lens cleaner,,, if you insert the lens cleaner disc,, dont expect your problem will be solved from the first attempt ,,, just insert it and when the icon on the top left at TV screen stop rotating,,, eject the disc and insert it again ,,, I did this for 20 times till the lens got cleaned and i was able to play game,,, I also had to format the whole system to make sure every thing is alright ,BUT DO NOT forget to save or back up your saved data before formatting. hope this help Close


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I am having a problem with my 80 gb ps3. the games take for ever to load, if it even loads at all. also i can not turn my system off with the power button, to turn the system off i have to use the switch in the back. then when i turn the system on it resets all of my settings time, date, input everything. I have had my system for awhile now and never had the problem before. every time i ask someone about the problem the keep telling me to rest the system by holding the power button down, but like i said before it is resetting itself. HELP!!!

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I'm having same probs but when i phoned sony they said to me it was happening to thousands of ps3's, and that they had a patch coming out wed 8th of jan that would fix the problems people are experiencing. they said they would normally send a new (recondtioned) ps3 but because the patch was out this tuesday it would be quicker waiting for patch. this is my second ps3 but when i got it replaced last time it only took 2 days for the exchange unit to come and i thought it was an excellent service compared to my xbox 360

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Http:// this is the trobleshooting page for your ps3 follow instructions fixya rate

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