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PS3 Won't Play Blu-Ray

I just bought a new 40gb PS3 and it will not play blu-ray movies out of the box. When I insert a movie, it loads for a few seconds, then cuts off and my TV says "no signal", as if nothing was connected. When I eject the disc, the regular PS3 screen returns. Regular DVD's and CD's will play with no problem. I tried a few blu-ray movies and even the disc included in the PS3 box with no luck. I downloaded the newest updates online and tried just about everything I could think of. Any possible solutions for this?

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    Same problem...

  • no blu-ray Dec 06, 2008

    I have the saem problem. I hear the menu screen but see nothing. When I insert a blue-ray, it loads then cuts off and my TV says "no signal", as if nothing was connected. When I eject the disc, the regular PS3 screen returns. Regular DVD's and CD's will play with no problem.



    I once did play blu-ray including the disk that came with it.

  • jornov Dec 29, 2008

    My 40 gig unit will not play blue ray. It did for 6 months and suddenly quit.

    It is very loud. Best buy says my unit is bad and will sell me another or an additional $108.



    Thank goodness I did not buy a 3,000 Sony HDTV.

    jornov@gmail.com

  • birdly23 Dec 29, 2008

    My blue ray player will play the movie for a few minutes and then freeze up. It then says that it couldn't read disc. What's the best way to go about fixing this.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    be quiet



  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I bought my 80GB in South Korea when I was living there. Now I've moved to America. I looked up the Blue Ray region codes, and I was under the impression that South Korea and North America should have the same Blue Ray region. However, I was unable to play ANY blue ray disc I BOUGHT! It's an act of deception and violation of my rights from these companies!

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If there is no picture on the TV screen: Back to top

  • Check that the input mode of the TV is appropriate for the connector in use on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
  • There may be a problem with the cable in use. Try using another cable that is compatible with the PLAYSTATION®3.
  • If the video output settings on the PLAYSTATION®3 do not match those of the cable or TV in use, there may be no picture. If the screen goes blank, turn off the system.
  • Then, with only the PLAYSTATION®3 and the TV connected, touch the system's power button for more than 5 seconds to turn the system back on. The video output settings will automatically be reset to the standard resolution.
If the DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) cannot be played, or the picture is distorted: Back to top
  • When outputting DVD content or PLAYSTATION®3 system format software in SD resolution, only discs recorded in the NTSC standard can be played.
  • If the PLAYSTATION®3 is connected to a VCR or a combination TV/VCR unit, copy protection encoding on some DVDs and BDs may cause image distortion, or may cause the image to become lighter or darker. In such cases, connect the system to the TV directly.
  • If the DVD or BD does not match the region code set in the PLAYSTATION®3, it cannot be played.
  • Some DVDs are preset with parental control restrictions. Enter the password that was set in "Security Settings" to temporarily increase the viewer age restriction level.
  • Some BDs are preset with parental control restrictions. Enter the password that was set in "Security Settings" to change the parental control level.
  • The BD may be disc-locked. Enter the password that was set when the disc was created.
if non of that works you need to contact Sony at
1-800-345-7669 (SONY)
Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST
Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST

Good Luck,
-Rel

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You can go to the main screen when you turn on the playstation and restore default settings. After doing this you will have to set up the playstation again but it should work.

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I had my ps3 vertical all i did after resetting the settings was lay it down and and it acknowledges the discbut still wont play not sure if it helps anyone else googling this problem

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Ist the PS3 connected to a HDTV? it needs to be connected to a HDTV for it to work (the 5 composite cables connection or a HDMI cable connection is required)

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