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I had my ps3 for 2 months and it won't read any of my games. I can do everything else but when it comes to me actually playing a disk game, nothing pops up, how can I fix this problem??

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The only known way to fix I think is to send it to sony to fix it.If you still have warranty then it won't cost you anything.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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    First try this:
    1. Turn off Playstation®3.

    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

    3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps

    4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.

    5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

    6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
    Recovery Menu supports:

    • Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.

    • Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

    • Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.

    • Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.

    • Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.

    • System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

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I would contact Sony Support, this should be under warranty since you've only had it for 2 months. It sounds like you have a faulty Blu-ray drive.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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