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Ps3 stopped playing games and movies

New games recently purchased played the day i got it.but now it wont

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Could be a faulty game or your ps3 is full of dust, your Playstation needs a lot of ventilation space. if none of your games work then its caused by dust inside the console. you would need to send it off to sony

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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