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I can only play movies and Ps2 games, no ps3 games

I have cleaned the player, reformatted, re-did the data base, it will still play ps2 and dvds but no PS3 games. Moved from one place to another and everything worked fine until then.

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Hi,

Unfortunately this is a very common problem with the PS3 and is the first sign that the Bluray laser is failing.

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Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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