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PS3 wont take any GAMES nor DVDs

Hey i have jus recieved my ps3 from USA and when i turned it on the screen stayed blank. there was no output picture on the screen. i use a power converter which converts from 240V to 120 which turns on my ps3. the problem is that my ps3 took in the games at first but didnt play em coz no display eva came on the screen... now when i turn on the red light come on and when i press the power button the green light comes on beeps 2-3times and goes back red again and now it cant even take in any disks....plizzz help what shud i do......i havent even played the bloody thing yet...some one HELP pliz

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I have been playing today and just gone back on and not one game will load

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You need a certain amount of memory to play ps3 games. Scratched up games can't be read.
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