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I'm having a problem with my PS3. All of my downloaded game demos and purchased games disappeared. I tried to re-download them and when done and installed they still don't show in the game drop window. What can I do to fix this?

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Your hard drive might be corrupted. You can try formatting your PS3 hard drive and recover your profile and game downloads online afterwards. Hence formatting the HDD will restore your PS3 system into the original factory settings including the firmware so you have to do all system updates from the beginning.

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Can I purchase a ps3 game in europe and will play on a ps3 system from the USA


Yes, PS3 games in blu-ray format will work.
However, pay attention to this small detail: If you plan on buying or downloading DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT (DLC), you'll need an European account on your ps3 (create one and fill it with information from Europe) in order to be able to use them.
If you just want to play the game and not worry too much about the downloadable content and all those kind of extra stuff you can get for the game, go ahead!
PS: If you want to test the fact that it truly works with your current setup, create that european account on your ps3 and download some european demos. You'll have your compatiblity answer resolved instantly.

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My system works fine but some demo downloads won't play I have sound but the picture shows diagonal lines across the screen


Maybe the Demo Game isn't compatible with your TV, or your PS3. Try going to a friends house (who has a PS3 obviously), and try downloading that game on his. If it works, it could be just your PS3. If not, its probably the Game itself.

Jan 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read games or dvds what should i do?


I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AS IT'S LIKELY A (FREE) SOLUTION TO YOUR WOES.

My ps3 recently conked out on me and the local game store (and the internet) told me it was a broken laser.

I told them that I couldn't play video games, not even ps2 games. They still said it was a broken laser.

When I found out it would be 140 bucks to have it replaced and installed I decided to just download some demos.

HERE'S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING.

I went on the playstation network (psn) and downloaded a game demo, installed it, and played it. When I quit out of the demo, the laser was reading and I could play games!

When I turned off the system and tried again the next day, again it didn't work.

I followed the same process. Went into a downloaded game, this time quit right after the demo loaded, and sure enough, the laser was working again!

Every time I quit a game I have to follow this process, but every time it works, too.

So again:

1. download and install a psn game or game demo
2. put the disc of the game you want to play
3. load the psn game or demo as if you were going to play it
4. quit the demo as soon as you get to the start menu of it
5. go and play the game you wanted to, sucka, cause it works now!!!

I hope this works for you, and if it does, spread the word!

Feb 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It will play DVD's & CD's.But NO games!


I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AS IT'S LIKELY A (FREE) SOLUTION TO YOUR WOES.

My ps3 recently conked out on me and the local game store (and the internet) told me it was a broken laser.

I told them that I couldn't play video games, not even ps2 games, but that dvd's could still be watched (check to see if you can do this). They still said it was a broken laser.

When I found out it would be 140 bucks to have it replaced and installed I decided to just download some demos.

HERE'S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING.

I went on the playstation network (psn) and downloaded a game demo, installed it, and played it. When I quit out of the demo, the laser was reading and I could play games!

When I turned off the system and tried again the next day, again it didn't work.

I followed the same process. Went into a downloaded game, this time quit right after the demo loaded, and sure enough, the laser was working again!

Every time I quit a game I have to follow this process, but every time it works, too.

So again:

1. download and install a psn game or game demo
2. put the disc of the game you want to play
3. load the psn game or demo as if you were going to play it
4. quit the demo as soon as you get to the start menu of it
5. go and play the game you wanted to, sucka, cause it works now!!!

I hope this works for you, and if it does, spread the word!

Feb 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Error 80029564


try deleting the demo/game and downloding it again but DO NOT DOWNLOAD IN BACKGROUND! i had he same issue and i just re-downloaded it and put telly on. when i came back, the game had installed and was working fine

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Ps 3 doesnt read and play games


hi my sony PS3 playstation console won't load any games or read them; i ahve hardly played the console and only had it 10 months. PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS TO FIX THE CONSOLE PLEASE ADVISE URGENTLY AS I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO; I AM STUCK!!

the console is from asia; a region free console

Pllease reply urgently


thanks nathan

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PS3 Problems with Downloading System Updates or Game Updates


I was having the same problem with downloading demos. what i did is that I paused the download and since i had other waiting, i started on those ones. After, I was done with those ones, I retried to download it again and it worked finally. try this to see if it works for you!

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Ps3 display demo games or folding@ home


well it could be the resolution of your tv if your or a damage cable that is causing the problem what you can do is to hook up the ps3 to you tv with the regular cables A/V components(red, white and yellow) and try to play a game or demo, if you could see the picture then is the cable or the display settings. you can also try to check different display settings. for example if you use 1080p change it to 720p and try it to see if it works. also try changing the input to a different input on your tv if you're using HDMI 1 change it to HDMI2. and viseversa

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On your account purchases their is a spot for when you buy something and it messes up however it must still be on your current purchases to recieve a refund. Sorry but as far as i know you can;t recover it.

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