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My sons ps3 has stopped playing games. It still plays dvds and he can access data on the hard drive

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You just need to readjust the laser to fix this and can do that with a good guide or you can send it in to be fixed.

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If you are able to play DVDs with out through then most likely the system is not over heating. So you may have corrrupted data on the hard drive. I would recommend that you backup you save files and go through the steps below to format the hard drive. If you still have trouble they you do actually have a hard ware problem with the system.

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Very odd that it will play Bluray DVDs but not games. It could be an issue with the harddrive since many games store important information the harddrive and then read it off of there. I suppose the issue could be cropping up because the PS3 cannot access that information on your harddrive thus causing it to fail to play those titles.

What you could try is backing up all the information you have on your harddrive and then formatting it etc. This should clear any corruption. To test if it is indeed any corrupted data then you can test a newly formatted harddrive and see if that allows you to play games just fine. If you have a spare 2.5" SATA HDD lying around, then go ahead and use that as your test drive (keep in mind it will have to be formatted by the PS3 etc).

Hope this helps.

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Hi, my ps3 stopped playing ps3 games but it plays


It will most likely be the hard drive in your PS3 as your games most likely use the hard drive a lot - I would try if you can to take the hard drive out and try and backup the data if you can and then whilst its connected to your desktop run a check disc - you may need to purchase a new hard drive and transfer the data over.

how to replace the hard drive

http://vgstrategies.about.com/od/ps3cheatsandcodes/ss/PS3HDDUpgrade.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkM9wiZePfs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B1mQ21XXLE

As you can see plenty of guides especially on youtube for replacing the hard drive as for the recovery of the data before you wipe or erase or run a checkdisk on the hard drive you will need a data kit which you can obtain from your computer store or amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+to+ide%2Fsata&x=0&y=0

If the link does not work then go to amazon or a computer website and type in

usb to ide/sata

then click on search and it should pull up some results that are relevant


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the ps3 hard drive is very intuvative or to configure the probelm. The ps3 usally copys the game to the hard drive and save data continously with out any consent so your hard drive or memory bank maybe overloaded with info .

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Freeze'n


yo dude i have the same problem as u like im playing cod4 wen i exit a match it freezes wen i play guitar hero 2 that also freezes while playing a song i think i know sum ways. its either were playin to much u need to buy 1 of those disks that clean inside the ps3 or any dvds its like a special disk it just goes inside and u play it and it takes like 5 min cuz none of my games have scratches

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Ps3 wont play games or blue ray dvds


Hello. When you put in a disc, listen for the disc to start spinning. If you do not hear that then the laser and/or the spindle have blown out. You will have to get your Blu-Ray player serviced by a pro or Sony. Sony may fix it for free. They know that the drives are failing. So call them first.
I hope this helps! Good luck to you.

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