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PS3 will not load or recognize games. Game icon is not showing. blue ray movies work

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Try this.

turn it off, the while turning it back on HOLD DOWN THE POWER UNTIL YOU HEAR IT BEEP.

A diagnostic screen will come up what you want to do here is reset to factory defualts then reboot.

let me know ether way

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Posted on May 07, 2010

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