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Games wont load on my ps3

When i put a ps3 game or any disc into my ps3 the icon of the game doesnt seem to appear can any1 help

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Re: games wont load on my ps3

I have the same problem but if you go to play a game demo then hit the ps button the game is loaded and ready to play

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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I have the same problem! i was beginning to think i had done something wrong! Glad its not just me!
Everything else works but games/discs. Is there any other option from having to get a new ps3??

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Yeah but i lost my reciept...and they said you have to have one

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Two things it could be. Either corrupted disc (formatting will not help this since it's caused by moving the unit while running, damaging the disc and not corrupting files) or your BRD is malfunctioning. If it is only on games and not on movies, I would say it's the HDD, if it's on everything, then the BRD. You can get repair parts on Ebay for the BRD by punching in KES-400AAA and it takes about 15 min. for an expert and about an hour and a half for a newbie to replace. Good luck.

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Re: games wont load on my ps3

Its a problem with the latest download update. sorry to say but its a job for sony as long as its still under warranty. just phone them up explain the probs your having and they will send you a new (normally reconditioned) unit out. sony's replacement service is very good.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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