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PS3 games will play; Blu Ray and DVD will not play

If I put in a Blu Ray or DVD nothing happens. I cant even get the set up screen to come on. Games work fine. I wanted to call Sony, but cannot find a good number. I'm in the US (Texas) if that helps on finding me a number.

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  • letsfixthis Jul 11, 2008

    downloaded system update, playstation won't send signal of blu-ray movie through HDMI to TV. no signal message on tv screen

  • mom73 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem exactly. The HDMI works fine with the system menu and the game but when I put a Blue Ray Movie in the screen goes to "no signal or seraching for signal".

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