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Ps3 40G won't read the game

The ps3 I just bought won't read the games
Also it won't play any ps2 games, the system won't support the format.
I have been reading all the articles and trying to find a solution.
Does the update from the ps website really helps?

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  • Gareth Chadwick
    Gareth Chadwick May 11, 2010

    Could you try something else that it should be able to read and tell me what happens? Try a DVD.

    Oh, and a 40gb PS3 won't read PS2 games, it is not backwards compatible.

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Beacause its not program to the ps3 the ps2 disc try ps3 disc

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