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Games not recognized in Game menu

I loaded a game and it played for a time I loaded it up...or should I say attempted to...the CD icon did not appear in the Game menu.

I tried a different game, same thing. Doesnt show up in Game menu.

I loaded the system update version 2.4.1 and still nothing... the games were Metal Gear Solid 4 and College Football 09.

DVDs work fine

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  • jogarayzz Jul 29, 2008

    When I was in the middle of playing assassins creed, the game froze and I could not turn the ps3 off, I had to unplug it from the wall.Ever since then no games will load.

  • erich872 Jul 31, 2008

    The drive wont even play a lens cleaner cd. And now the DVDs dont work either

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    Bought mine on eBay and right out of the box it wouldn't recognize any disc (tried 3 different games, 2 DVDs, and the PS3 system setup disc). It was used but the seller said it worked when he tried it.


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Maybe its the blue ray lens that is broke. my friend had the same problem and now i do and he told me he had to send it back on warranty and still had to pay 150.00

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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Try cleaning the discs or blow out the inside

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