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Re: My PS3 wont play games but works fine
Sounds like a faulty/dirty/bad laser. Call sony 1-800-345-SONY (7669) ask them what they can do! Normally its at least 168$ charge to get your ps3 back in order unless you are willing to open it up yourself.. if so let me know I can help you find parts and help you fix it.. parts are not to expensive but in the long run it may be better to either sell it as broke or send it in!
I do buy broken ps3's and can get you a deal on used or new systems!
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depending which ps3 you have.
If you have the dual laser model one of the lasers could be damaged or require cleaning.
so the bluray side would work fine, whilst the reg side for reading dvds and cds could be damaged.
it might be worth buying a cd lens cleaner with the brushes and fluid and running it a few times in the ps3 this could work but you might be looking at the laser being replaced.
Hope this helps
the PlayStation 3 can read just about any usb memory stick and play can movies from them, since a usb's bandwidth is significantly lower then the ps3 hard drive it's recommend to copy the movie to the ps3's hard drive.
also it matters how the movie was converted. some converted movies wont play on the ps3 no matter what codec your using to encode the movie with.
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.
WELL UNFORTUNATELY YOUR PLAYSTATION 3 IS ONLY COMPATIBLE TO PS3 GAMES UNLESS YOU HAVE THE 60G AND UP WHICH ALSO HAS THE MEMORY CARD READERS IN THE FRONT , SORRY NOT THE 40G.AS FOR YOUR MOVIE AND GAMES NOT READING IT'S A VERY COMMON PROBLEM AMONG PS3 GAMERS.WELL YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL SONY AND PURCHASE THE REPAIR WHICH THEY WILL SEND YOU A BOX TO SHIP YOUR CONSOLE TO THEM WHICH COULD TAKE ANY WHERE BETWEEN 8 TO 18 DAYS TO RECEIVE YOUR CONSOLE BACK???? $$150$$ TO REPAIR WITHOUT WARRANTY !!! GONE COLD TURKEY FOR DAYS CAN"T TAKE IT ANYMORE!! NEED MY PS3 !!!!!! YOU CAN TRY FORMATTING YOUR CONSOLE OR A SYSTEM FORMAT ON UNDER YOUR SYSTEM CONFIGURATION OPTION. IT'S PROBRABLY YOU BLUR RAY LASER THAT'S GONE OUT. GOOD LUCK
Short answer...yes, would you like to invest what would likely be days learning the process? There may be a mod ship out there somewhere, but unless you are willing to modify the PS3 in someway that would likely void any warranties, then you're going to have to find a DVD for your region. A mod without a chip would involve installing linux in addition to the OS that the playstation comes with. I'm sure the process has gotten easier since I last checked, but I found it too painstaking.
No the ps3 is compatible for ps2 games NOT ALL OF THEM!
The only difference is the special editions like the spiderman one the mgs special edition ect... OR if you have a 20gb ps3 it does not have internal net or the 1080i feature!
A new hard drive and 15 minutes and you can update your ps3 to 120gb 250gb and so on!
sorry to say but its a job for sony, call them up, there numbers on the website explain the probs your having and they will either arrange for a replacement or to repair yours. The problem your having is ti do with one of the recenct updates online. And its all sonys fault!! There replacement service is normally very good. Hope this helps