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My games will not play on my PS3 after they were played on a friend's PS3 although will still play on their PS3

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Your disc drive needs to be replaced. Go to www.craigslist.com select your area and type in ps3 repair. Someone should be able to replace the drive for 20-40.00 + whatever the cost of the drive. Unless your under warranty of course, then contact sony and get it fixed for free :)

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How do you set up playstation 3 to play playstation 2 games


One Surefire WayThe only way how to play PS2 games on PS3 is to have the correct version of the console. Either your Playstation 3 can play PS and PS2 games or it can’t, and there’s not much to do about it. Most of the PS3 models simply cannot play older titles as they lack the necessary hardware and firmware. However, a few models do have backwards compatibility. The 20 Gb, 60 Gb, and original 80 Gb models all have backwards compatibility, either through hardware or software emulation. The other models lack backwards compatibility, so even knowing how to play PS2 games on PS3 won’t help you out much here.
However, if you do have the correct console model, then there isn’t much to know for learning how to play PS2 games on PS3. Simply insert the game CD or DVD (many original Playstation games are also supported thankfully), and the game will start up. Sometimes, it will tell you that you can’t play the game, but simply hook your PS3 up via wireless or ethernet connection and update the firmware (which also provides improved compatibility with newer versions of Blu-ray discs). Often, this will fix the problems, but not all PS and PS2 games are supported (although most are).
There you have it. Learning how to play PS2 games on PS3 is easy, but if you just randomly picked a Playstation 3 model out at your local retailer, you might have a model lacking in backwards compatibility. One reason they didn’t include such compatibility with all models is an issue of cost, as it saved Sony some money to not include such a feature on all of the models. When they first started selling PS3s for $400, they were losing several hundred dollars (although they are at least breaking even now). Unfortunately, both the new 80 Gb and 160 Gb PS3 models are lacking in such compatibility, so you’ll need to find older models to support your older games.

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Apr 16, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Our ps3 quit recognizing dvd's It sill plays games and bluerays


Try setting your resolution to 480i/p and see if you can play one then.
I've also heard of turning off dvd upscaling, although your ps3 should be able to upscale your dvds.

Feb 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont load or play games, Just a blank screen.....


Try playing a Demo game, if you dont have any download it from playstation network. The point is just to force the sytem to play games and if you notice, movies and games are listed under a different folder in the icon's list, so playing a demo game will force the system to play the game and you should be able to play your games fine after that,. Thing is that a game's info might've got stuck in freeze mode when the system was shut off unproperly while a game disk was still inside, that's all. Good luck, dont wanna see any PS3 comrades suffering the unspeakable horridness of not been able to play games. Be strong my friend.

Mar 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do i play me ps3 games on psp


You can't play PS3 games ON the PSP, the you can use it in conjunction with some PS3 titles. It varies by game.

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Can't play multiplayer against friends


you cant play multiplayer with or against friends no one can

Dec 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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American DVDs unable to play for my PS3


At this time the region lock on ps3 only includes DVD and ps1-2 titles. Although some games will have the 80028F10 error. Most ps3 and blue ray will play without problems, my only suggestion being that if you are in the US, make sure you get a US ps3.

hope this helps.

Apr 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Suddenly stop playing games and dvds


Although there is several possibilities, check the lens, its inside the tray, it may be dirty.

Dec 28, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 region code


Although the PS3 itself is not region locked, PS2 games are and unfortunately the region lock will still be enforced. No idea what 'lennox' may be (Linux?), but there's no way you can play that game on your PS3 I'm afraid.

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