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When i turn on the play station and insert the disc it comes on screen to insrt a format disc what doe's this mean

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It means you do not have the correct type of disc inserted in it's drive. It's neither a PSone/PlayStation 2/PLAYSTATION 3 disc.

Is the disc damaged/dirty or is it an illegal copy? If so, it is possible the copied disc isn't created well. My advise is to use only legit software on it If it's damaged/dirty and it's an original copy of a game try cleaning it. If not the lense can be damaged and depending on the type of PlayStation you have that can be a very expensive problem.

Also, be sure the disc is supported. The PlayStation only supports a limited amount of disc types. (DVD-R, DVR+R etc. etc.)

What model of PlayStation is it?

I hope this helps you out.
Please don't forget to rate.

Greetings,

DarkNeogen.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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