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Hello there. Recently my PS3 does not play games, DVDs or CDs. My PS3 loads as usual but if I insert a game for instance, the game does not appear. It is as if the playstation doesn't even know it has a game inside it. At first I believed it may have been the laser. If therefore tried playing a game which doesn't require the laser to play - PS3 Home. However, this game fails to load and freezes on a black screen. I therefore tried other games I have on my PS3 hardware such as battlefield 1943, tekken 5 yet they all fail to load. I therefore concluded that it wasn't my laser playing up.
Has anyone had any similar problems?
The PlayStation I have now was a replacement of my previous PS3 as it unfortunately got the "Yellow Light of Death" as some call it. Because of this, Sony replaced it without any charge even though my warranty had expired.
I have no idea what is wrong with my PlayStation. It was working fine the day before, but then it just packed in. It has been like this for the last week.
Anyone with any advice is greatly appreciated. However, I would appreciate a Sony employee contacting about this situation.
excatly the same problem as me. cant find whre to fix it anywhere. so if you find a solution pleease please post it up!!! i would love to know. thanks
I just want to thank TTDegs - whoever you are. My son had exactly the same problem as James. Games on both CDs and games he had bought from the Playstation Store and which were stored on the hard disc were both freezing with a black screen (or rather the faint snow storm). So the PS3 was functioning and the cause did not appear to be the CD reader/drive. I was unable to save any game saves to a flash drive. I got an error message "The back up operation could not be completed (8001002A)". My son was not overly bothered by this. He was more concerned about trying anything that would bring his PS3 back to life !
So, I followed the link in your post and went through the Safe Boot process and chose Option 3 to Restore the File System. This quickly came up with a message saying that the Hard Disk's file system was corrupt and would be restored. After about 5 minutes, it finished whatever it was doing and the PS3 started up.
As a precaution (though I don't know against what - probably a suspicion that it might still be in some sort of safe mode !), I decided to power the PS3 down, turn off at the mains and switch it all back on as normal.
And since then (well, 10 minutes ago !) it has been fine. Games on CD are working and games on the HDD are fine. And the plus is that my son's games saves do not appear to have been lost. So he is a happy bunny again and I can have my TV back which he had taken over with the Wii whilst his PS3 was down. Too many games consoles !
So, TTDegs, whoever you are, well done with your post. It has worked. Many many thanks.
Hello HTTdegs i too am having this problem as we speak, i have tried the link that u posted but the link was down for maintenance, how do i get to the options ofsafe rebooting?
My ps3 has the same problem but it only happenes when i'm singed online do you have any solutions for me.