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My sons Ps3 will only play Ps2 games . Any ideas why would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks

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A portion of your blu-ray laser has gone out, the ONLY way you can fix it is by swapping out the blu-ray laser with a new one.

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    Is the blu-ray laser the same thing as the eye on the Ps3? Years ago when he had a Ps2 the eye went up and wouldn't read blue disk.

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    Yeah the "eye" is the laser ;)

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play PS2 games!??

some 80 gb ps3's are backwards compatible, some are not.

unfortunately it looks like you have one that isn't.
my suggestion is to look on the back of the unit, underneath the barcode. the serial number will be there, followed by the model number. if you're model is not CECHE01 it is not backwards compatible.

sorry.

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SOURCE: will PS3 games play on PS2? Thank you

most ps3's unfortunately arent backwards compatible, however the 60gb consoles were made to be so. otherwise they can have chips put in them by people while being semi-legal is cheap and works well. so either have the 60gb console, or get a shark chip from your local supplier.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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Not the awnser you want but Not all PS3 can play the PS2 games. you can look here to see if yours does.

http://playstation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/playstation.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=232&p_sid=kXpucUsj

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some 80 gb ps3's are backwards compatible, some are not.

unfortunately it looks like you have one that isn't.
my suggestion is to look on the back of the unit, underneath the barcode. the serial number will be there, followed by the model number. if you're model is not CECHE01 it is not backwards compatible.

sorry.

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Common fault and a RMA is in order.

1-877-253-SONY

Tell them you need to RMA a PS3

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the ps3 has backwards compadibility but sometimes you need an update to play it. just contact sony call them and when you get the automated press 0

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