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Can play games but not blu ray movies error code 80029940 comes up "the video cannot be played"have searched for this number cannot find please help !

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The error code 80029940 refers to a disk read error.

Does this happen with all blu-ray disks or just some. Also try to play a DVD do you get the same error or do they play fine.

Also let me know me know the model of PS3 you have and what games you have play fine. This will help me see where the problem is at.

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