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The console turns on but when i try to play a movie or a game it freezes half way into it. and then after that it wont play another game or movie untill i let it sit for awhile

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The freezing is caused by overheating on the main chips you need to stop this heat, you can use a good repair guide or you can send it in for a fix.

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My ps3 wont play games but play videos


I am 100% sure that this is the laser your ps3 has two different lasers one is red for regular movies videos or music and one blue for games and bluray movies try to play a blueray movie and if it don't play or plays for few minutes and then freez is more likely your laser it can be replace just look for you ps3 model and buy one for your ps3 model not all ps3's use the same laser there is like 3 diferent lasers

Oct 06, 2013 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Try this to play DVD movies on your PS2 if it wont play DVD movies.


If your PS2 works fine with Games and just wont play any DVD movies at all.Then you should try this trick to play movies on your PS2:

  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:894e4e5.jpg
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like3aef030.jpg
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like0163e66.jpg
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press ps_b_x.gif button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
Be patient and wait till the movie plays itself.If your lens is good then it will play DVD in first go else try again till it PLAY your DVD movie.


Thank you!


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on Nov 29, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My system plays cd's dvd's but when i put a ps3 game in the disc wont show therefor im not allowed to play any games by disc


The Playstation 3 is a wonderful video game console, however, with heavy usage, the laser does eventually burn out. The first signs of the laser starting to burn out is that your game will start freezing during game play. Eventually the game will stop reading altogether (even though movies sometimes still work). Eventually movies will stop working and the whole laser will eventually die.

The following website sells PS3 lasers and also performs repairs:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pl3isnotrega.html

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Jun 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The games will keep freezing no scratches on the game


Try getting a lens cleaner disc. You should be able to find one were you get your games and/or movies.

Dec 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 wont play any movies but still plays video games???


Ok so its 60GB its definatly alright to play movies and all sorts, but if you are that desperate to watch movies then you may want to reset to factory settings just access settings and look for reset console, then it would start from square 1 you have to make your accounts and earn your trophies again but if you want to watch movies desperatly then recommed you do that or go to game settings in the game column and have a poke in the folders because there might be a few things in there or go to the film column and check for setting sin there or go to the settings column and check for film settings in there its nothing to do with the updates thats for sure because ive done the same as you but havent played the game in a while but im still able to watch films

Aug 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation3 plays blu ray and reg movies but wont play games


please try:
  • Reinstalling all your game data files
  • Reupdating your system firmware via USB Device (download the update from Playstation Website)
  • Restoring your system (don't forget to backup all your important files !!)
else, contact the support centre for possible hardware issues checking . it can be, unfortunatelly, a problem with your bd reader, and you will need to buy a new one if the system is not covered by warranty =/

Jul 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Psp wont play games


is your psp hacked if not thats probably the problem.

Jun 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Half way throuh my game it will just freeze up.


cd drive is no good or is it gettin hot after you have not played it for a long time dose it work?

Mar 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Ps3 wont play games or movies but lets me play a music cd


Ok do not worry this may mean two things crached hard drive or a corrupted hard drive all you have to do is turn it on but let the red ligth be on turn it on do not remove your finger from the button until it go's off again turn it on again keep your finger until it makes a sound but still do not remover your finger untill it makes two sounds after eachouther take your finger of fast nou a screen will apear say restore sestem untill your ps3 works again it take 1-4 trys and if nothing happens you must format it.HOPE I WAS USEFULL PLZZ RATE ME AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELS EMAIL ME TO markusmaritz@yahoo.com I DO PS1,2,3,DVD PLAYERS AND PC sorry for my spelling i am only 13 and i Afrikaans BUT PLZZZ RATE ME.thanks

Jan 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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360 freezing up


Over heating wont turn on
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=599216
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=606431
http://copronymous.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/fix-for-the-3rlod.pdf

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