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None of the games play usually when you put the disc in it goes on to the game or has a cd on the home page and that has not been happening we have rang sony with no help at all they want 168 to fix it they reckon.. i have only had it 16 months. this is the second ps3 the first went down with in 4months

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PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other. competitorgaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like Freezingup. You may check out the informative Article at ezinearticles Remedy for PS3 Freezing up.


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Your PS3 may not be freezing entirely. Look in the top right hand corner of the screen, if the loading sphere is there you've nothing to worry about, and I would reccomend just waiting it out (it unfreezes). If it is not there it is a legitimate freeze and would reccomend sending it off and/or updating the system firmware.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 wont read any discs either blue ray dvd ps3 games or ps1 game

Hi. this is optical lens failuer. you will need to replace the optical lens assembly asap if possible.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play games but will play DVD, Blue Ray

my comp wouldnt play ps3 games but would play blue ray dvds and everything else so i took it pieces and took disc drive out cleaned laser with a cotton bud and lens cleaner put it bck gether and presto worked a treat be carefull thou there r allot of parts inside the disc drive

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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