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My husband playstation 3 won't play any games or movies, it just happend because less than three hours ago it was playing.. we turned the system off and tried loading the game and the movie and nothing shows up! Please help!

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The disc reader might has been damage

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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.
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please try:
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  • Reupdating your system firmware via USB Device (download the update from Playstation Website)
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else, contact the support centre for possible hardware issues checking . it can be, unfortunatelly, a problem with your bd reader, and you will need to buy a new one if the system is not covered by warranty =/

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If that doesn't work then go here to get help from other people -

http://forums.llamma.com/index.php

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