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My PS3 wont play games but works fine

My PS3 wont play any games. It's 40g and every things else works like movies memory. But it allways says starting error.
If i leave it for a couple of days, I can play up to 15 mins on anything.

WHAT THE HELLS WRONG!!!
It's not even a yr old yet

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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    i have had the same prob. my ps3 for no reason gives out and wont play anything ps3 games blu ray dvds cds or anything scept everything else works this is already my 2nd ps3 ive had to replace glad i got the replacement warranty gonna get my 3rd tomorro is it bad luck or just alot of faulty ps3 lasers???

  • acepero Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same exact problem.  My ps3 will not play any games or movies.  It recognizes games but when I go to load them nothing happens.  I have the 40 Gb unit and it's a little over a year old.  This is really frustrating!  Right before the holidays! I had this issue with my first PS1 back in 1996...everything comes full circle.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    my ps3 wont play the videos games but play the bluray disc ,dvd and cd just fine

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    i had the same proble on my first gen 80 gig ive been through three

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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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OK, how much is the complete optical drive for PS3

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