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Ps3 wont play games or movies

I was playing a game and my ps3 suddenly went black, when I restarted it everything worked but it wouldnt play my games or movies. Is it fixable?

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    Scott Frye May 11, 2010

    Hi... Does it play Cds or PS2 games?

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Yes it is my ps3 did the same thing i called gamestop and they gave me this adress to send it to will need the purchase papers it cost 89 dollars

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

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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• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
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• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

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