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My PS3will not read the games but will play the movies fine??

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  • Ryan J Apr 04, 2011

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First you should back up any important data onto an external hard drive, or transfer your data to another PS3 via the transfer function. Both options are available through the PS3 settings tab of the XMB.

After all the data you wish to keep is safe, then reformat the PS3`s hard drive via the reformat function also found in the PS3 settings tab of the XMB.

Go to settings, system settings, reformat utility, and follow the on screen prompts.

If this is successful then restore the backed up data onto the PS3.

If this doesnt work you may want to consider a Blu-ray cleaning disc such as this:

http://www.maxell-usa.com/index.aspx?id=63;73;606;0&a=info&pid=596

Cheers and good luck.

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