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Our ps3 can play videos and do everything else exept for play games

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You may have noticed that this has happened over time, and you play video games much more than you play dvds. Here are some steps you may trouble shoot with:

1.Try updating the firmware by simply connecting to the internet.
2.If the above solution did not work unfortunately, your laser diode for reading Game Discs may have burned out. Try taking it to a store, which fixes video games consoles near you. Ask to either replace the laser diode, the whole disc reader all together, or to try pot calibrating the diode.

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ok i will tell you in very easy steps now hope this helps
step 1: go to internet setup (internet settings on some ps3)
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