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Playstation 3 - game not loading

Suddenly when putting games inside, the playstation is not finding the game on the start up.

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  • sammylynn21 Jan 07, 2008

    tried blowing in console

  • ppdpapdap Jan 10, 2008

    i am putting my games in the ps3 and they wont load

  • sammysaint Feb 19, 2008

    when putting in a playstation 3 game in the top right hand corner it says that the game is loading but then nothing happens

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    my playstation is not recognizing the game when i put it in

  • DODGERVEGA May 06, 2008

    SAME ISSUES HERE, NOT LOADING GAMES OR DVDS. PERFORMED A SYSTEM RESTORE AND STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

  • kianaskye May 13, 2008

    none of my ps3 games will load

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    it wont load any game

  • sibo007 May 30, 2008

    none of my games will load any more, not even the playable demos

    yet i can play blu ray movies

    and music n vids that r on the hardrive

  • corey_g2001 Jun 21, 2008

    my ps3 all of a sudden stopped loading my ps3 games. what can i do to resolve this poblem?.

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    Can not recognize game on start up.

  • Tdog27m Jul 04, 2008

    I put my ps3 games into my system and the system doesnt read that they are even in the console. whats up with that?

  • mbcurler1977 Aug 23, 2008

    The system was working last night and this morning it stopped loading the games. We tried dvd's and blueray and they don't work either. Is there anything I can try to get it working again?

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    when i put the ps3 game into the ps it self it does'nt load what can i do about this problem when the ps3 is only 7months old

  • kml1 Sep 29, 2008

    ps3 format games won't read but ps2 games blu ray and reg. movies do !

  • karatedan75 Nov 25, 2008

    yesterday my ps3 wouldnt load during fallout3 i thought it was a glitch in the game, but then none of my games would work properly. They would get about 5-10minutes into the game then freeze. just after i had a problem with my internet provider this happens :( grrr

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    When a game or DVD is put into the PS3 the system does not reconize the disk

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    where do i locate the reset switch? is there a schematic somewhere?

  • sjamil Mar 03, 2009

    game will not load. You will see the loading icon on the top right of the screen for few seconds and then nothing happens. I called Sony, I have to pay $150 to get this issue fixed. This is the second time I had to send this piece of **** back to sony in 14 months!!! Never again buying Sony

  • TenorRichard Mar 07, 2009

    no games working. CDs BluRay are fine.

  • hondawm Mar 13, 2009

    no games or dvds are loading

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Game was working fine; then screen froze. Turned the system off via troubleshoot method then game would no longer load. Tried other games and nothing is been recognised by the PS3 system.

  • ps3 noob Feb 20, 2010

    i just got a ps3 about 2 hrs ago and it will load the games but it like freazzes and wont go any further im taking it back to eb games to get a new 1, but is this a common problem? btw its peowned

  • dale88787 May 11, 2010

    playstation 3 not loading any games how do i sort this plz

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    playstation will not save game. i have to start the game from the beginning.

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This a new patch that has fried some of the system. I work for sony and this has become a big problen. it is done when both the american edition of GTA4 and COD 4 are played after each other due to limitation factors. This however is easily fixed by getting a screw driver and flickintg a reset switch that is in the CD tray. This is a genuine method and is what is done at the replacment sector in sony.

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Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEN AND I FOUND A SOLUTION ALK YOU NEED TO DO IS CHANGE THE SETTING FOR THE DISC TO INSTEAD READ AUTOMATICALLY READ MANUALLY. SO WHEN YOU INSERT THE DISC THE OPTION WIL BE THERE TO LOAD THE GAME. IT WORKED FOR MINE :)

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  • SCANCOM Dec 09, 2010

    You are a star, it jusr worked for me also, thanks!

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All you need to do is fix the laser and it is not as tough as you may think.

You can send it in and they will do it for you or you can fix it at home with a good repair guide

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When i sign in to ps3 it justs keep loading

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Josywilliams where is the reset button located at on the PS3?

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Log out of playstation network then load the game this worked for gta4

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