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Ps2 games suddenly stopped working on ps3

Ps2 games were working fine on my ps3 however when i went to boot up GT4 on ps2 the other day the screen stayed blank after launching it from the menu and no sound or graphics appeared at all, even though i had been playing the same game just the day before. I tried other ps2 games and found the same problem. Ps3 games still work fine though!

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  • JJ9011 Aug 20, 2008

    I was recently playing Persona 3 FES(PS2) fine on my PS3. Then, after leaving the disc in for two days but not playing it (but still using the PS3, messing around with pictures, video, and internet), I decided to play it again, and it wouldn't work. I pressed X on the PS2 format disc icon as usual, the screen turned black, and remained that way until I turned the power off on the back of the console. During this time, I could remove the disc, but hitting the PS button on the controller and the power button on the front of the console did nothing. I switched the disc out for Devil May Cry 3(PS2) and Final Fantasy X(PS2) and got the same response, but after switching to Metal Gear Solid 4(PS3) the system ran as usual.

  • lostnfoundyg Jan 26, 2009

    Any time I put in a ps2 game, my screen goes blank and stays like that till I force the console off. It used to play ps2 games fine before about 2 weeks ago or something like that. This is the case even as my ps3 is updated to the latest firmware version. The ps3 works fine with ps1 and ps3 game only.

  • JJ9011 May 11, 2010

    Since I had the problem, my PS3 has been playing PS2 games fine the few times I have played it. And my PS3 had been completely updated at the time of the problem as well as now.



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Solved!!!at least in mine.. I found that the internal PS2 memeory card was corrupted..I deleted it and created a new one...problem solved!!! I lost all my saved games though..but still price worth paying to play my PS2 Games

Posted on Jan 29, 2010


Just update the system and it should work fine!!!

Posted on Sep 05, 2008


I updated mine didnt work i was playing ffx the other night when i turned it off when down stairs for a while came bkup to play it and it still wont work and i tryed the ps3 game to ps2 game still didnt work so not fair i love that final fantasy i would say the lazer is just messed up and needs to be cleaned but i cant find a way to take the case off so sorry

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

I have the newest update installed and i still occassionally have that problem. It happened one time, and all i had to do was put in a ps3 game that a little, and then eject the disc and put in a ps2 game...i dunno if it works all the time though...the ps3 has some bug where if you take out a ps2 game and replace it with another one, it'll stop reading and you just get the black screen. ironically, it doesn't have this problem any other time, not even with ps1 one games so far as i can tell.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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You probably need to update the system via the internet. I had the same problem and called tech support at sony. The lady told me that an update had just been put out for the systems that should fix the problem. If they have to keep releasing new updates for these consoles, maybe we should all just smash them with hammers.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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Sorry for he bad news... I could not play any PS2 game either, same exact issue. I formatted myhard drive, and now it works... great? not really...

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • woodgt Oct 18, 2008

    i looked further into, its usually from a corrupt hard drive aka emulator on hard drive. means you have been turning off the PS3 the wrong way. (i know thats my fault as well)


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