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PS3 wont load or play games, Just a blank screen.....

Yesterday working fine, Today blank!!!!,
PS3 will not play any games, BUT will load and run Blue rays and DVD's...........
Have tried a quick re-store, no difference, anyone HELP!!!!!!
Son and Daughter about to kill each other over the blame game......

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Try playing a Demo game, if you dont have any download it from playstation network. The point is just to force the sytem to play games and if you notice, movies and games are listed under a different folder in the icon's list, so playing a demo game will force the system to play the game and you should be able to play your games fine after that,. Thing is that a game's info might've got stuck in freeze mode when the system was shut off unproperly while a game disk was still inside, that's all. Good luck, dont wanna see any PS3 comrades suffering the unspeakable horridness of not been able to play games. Be strong my friend.

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What it sound like even through they put region 1 on the box the disk may be actually a multi-region disk so that the manufacture can press the same disk more.

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Note if you are not in region 1 (US) then the same thing would apply to you home region.

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