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My ps3 80gb system will not play dvds but plays games. Also will cannot shut off game with controller and have to shut off in the back. When restarting i have to eject game and put back in to play. Finally try to update games to play online it will not update gos blank.

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Don't worry i will tell you a easy and efficient idea to fix this. first download repair guide and go through it , it has many solutions for your ps3 console...



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Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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