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Can watch downloaded movies, but can't play games or downloaded demos. when the game is inserted, it goes to a black screen and does nothing else

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You have a serious problem there. have you had your ps3 worked on by anyone? did they happen to swap out the control board of your ps3 with another one? the problem you are having is a result of the nand chip not matching up with *********** board. from my experience what i have seen is this. sometimes the chips on your control board just go bad and other times a scenario follows -- a person has a problem with the disk not loading or what not so they try cleaning it. and if that didn't work they replace the dvd drive. and still if that didn't work they replace the control board. and once they do that they get the same problem as what you have -- you can download, surf the web, the psn, send messages with friends, etc... but they can't play games off of the disk or the downloaded demo off of the hard drive or go on playstation home. the problem has to do with the nand chip. this chip is located on your control board that is connected to your dvd drive mechanism housing. what most people don't realize is that this nand chip is married to *********** board and without it *********** board is useless and vice versa. this nand chip also hold the firmware of your ps3. unless you know what you are doing i highly advise you to send it off to a professional because it is very technical fix.

if it is still under the 1yr warranty from sony send it off to them so they can fix it for free.

if not you can send it off to one of the local repair shops. this is one of the sites i come across a lot
http://www.gophermods.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=7

either way you are looking at about $100 - $150 fix. you could try looking up ic chip replace or nand chip replace on youtube for some of those peple claim to have fixed the issue them selves. but its easy to fry your nand chip in which case you'll have to replace the whole mother board along with control board and that'll cost you just as much as sending it off to get it fixed.

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