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My ps3 is not reading ps3 games it reads ps2, dvds, music, etc. but no ps3 games. My question is this if i buy a new harddrive will this fix problem

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Hello,

You can also try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as
well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with
your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

You can use this link to get parts

(store.richspsxparts.com/wiiredvddr)


Take care.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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  • oneeyechamp7 Aug 20, 2010

    thx 4 responding ive already called sony they are not help they just want money. ive done the restore settings thing and it didnt help. im not paying sony anything they **** this thing cost me 600 bucks and i had the extended warranty but my girlfriend threw away the receipt from circuit city. ive seen where people said they reformatted harddrive and it works thats why i ask if i can buy a new HD

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