Playstation 3 stopped playing games

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#1 Posted by ApocaLypse805 (198 posts) -
My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?
#2 Posted by Luxen90 (7427 posts) -
It happened to my friend also. You have to call sony they will take your ps3 and send another one.
#3 Posted by ApocaLypse805 (198 posts) -
Im shocked everything seems fine but playing games. How do I back up my data? Can I save my game saves to an SD card? Will my rank in ressistance and R6 vegas stay on my ps3 account if I get a new ps3 shipped to me?
#4 Posted by rbrown3 (4148 posts) -

Im shocked everything seems fine but playing games. How do I back up my data? Can I save my game saves to an SD card? Will my rank in ressistance and R6 vegas stay on my ps3 account if I get a new ps3 shipped to me?ApocaLypse805

my friend got his ps3 replaced, he asked if they could take his hard drive and put it in his new system for him, and they did. Either that or they fixed his system and sent the same one back to him. I think they fixed his, but he swears it's a different serial number, so I don't know.

#5 Posted by bunchofpixels (7049 posts) -
Im shocked everything seems fine but playing games. How do I back up my data? Can I save my game saves to an SD card? Will my rank in ressistance and R6 vegas stay on my ps3 account if I get a new ps3 shipped to me?ApocaLypse805
Not sure but you can probably take the HD out before you ship it.
#6 Posted by Hoffman-Hansen (446 posts) -
[QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]Im shocked everything seems fine but playing games. How do I back up my data? Can I save my game saves to an SD card? Will my rank in ressistance and R6 vegas stay on my ps3 account if I get a new ps3 shipped to me?bunchofpixels
Not sure but you can probably take the HD out before you ship it.



Yeah, I think it says so in the manual.
#7 Posted by warbmxjohn (6014 posts) -

[QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]Im shocked everything seems fine but playing games. How do I back up my data? Can I save my game saves to an SD card? Will my rank in ressistance and R6 vegas stay on my ps3 account if I get a new ps3 shipped to me?bunchofpixels
Not sure but you can probably take the HD out before you ship it.

just use a flash drive or external hard drive to backup the data. you can't get it back when you send your console in, they just recieve and send out a refurb to help them have a great turn around time for warranties.. i had to send mine back for that exact problem. my refurb is solid and silent. call SONY they will sort it out.

#8 Posted by bunchofpixels (7049 posts) -
My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?ApocaLypse805
Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?
#9 Posted by NooBAFIED (4136 posts) -
it could be the game my motorstorms been messed up
#10 Posted by longhorn7 (4637 posts) -
try resetting it to factory default settings, it worked for me when mine stopped playing ps2 games about 5 months ago and it is perfectly fine since
#11 Posted by setyono (672 posts) -

You can't take the HDD out, it says that they need all the pieces when you bought the PS3. That means the console, HDD, cables and also the controller. And plus you need to attach your photocopied receipt. No need to include the free Blu Ray disc though if you got one. Plus you can copy your saved games to a memory card or flash drive. As for your RFOM or R6V rankings, I'm not sure about that one.

[QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?bunchofpixels
Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?

^^ You don't have to mail out anything to get your system fixed. Oh except the console itself :p

#12 Posted by warbmxjohn (6014 posts) -

You can't take the HDD out, it says that they need all the pieces when you bought the PS3. That means the console, HDD, cables and also the controller. And plus you need to attach your photocopied receipt. No need to include the free Blu Ray disc though if you got one. Plus you can copy your saved games to a memory card or flash drive. As for your RFOM or R6V rankings, I'm not sure about that one.

[QUOTE="bunchofpixels"][QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?setyono

Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?

^^ You don't have to mail out anything to get your system fixed. Oh except the console itself :p

And a copy of the receipt. And the controller and charging cable, and power, ethernet and component cables. :p

#13 Posted by rbrown3 (4148 posts) -

You can't take the HDD out, it says that they need all the pieces when you bought the PS3. That means the console, HDD, cables and also the controller. And plus you need to attach your photocopied receipt. No need to include the free Blu Ray disc though if you got one. Plus you can copy your saved games to a memory card or flash drive. As for your RFOM or R6V rankings, I'm not sure about that one.

[QUOTE="bunchofpixels"][QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?setyono

Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?

^^ You don't have to mail out anything to get your system fixed. Oh except the console itself :p

You DO NOT have to send in a copy of your receipt. It says that in the warranty paperwork thatcomes with the PS3, it also says you don't have to send in your cables or controllers. Read the manual before you post

#14 Posted by warbmxjohn (6014 posts) -
[QUOTE="setyono"]

You can't take the HDD out, it says that they need all the pieces when you bought the PS3. That means the console, HDD, cables and also the controller. And plus you need to attach your photocopied receipt. No need to include the free Blu Ray disc though if you got one. Plus you can copy your saved games to a memory card or flash drive. As for your RFOM or R6V rankings, I'm not sure about that one.

[QUOTE="bunchofpixels"][QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?rbrown3

Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?

^^ You don't have to mail out anything to get your system fixed. Oh except the console itself :p

You DO NOT have to send in a copy of your receipt. It says that in the warranty paperwork thatcomes with the PS3

Then why did the sony rep request a copy of the receipt when i warrantied my PS3?

#15 Posted by rbrown3 (4148 posts) -
[QUOTE="rbrown3"][QUOTE="setyono"]

You can't take the HDD out, it says that they need all the pieces when you bought the PS3. That means the console, HDD, cables and also the controller. And plus you need to attach your photocopied receipt. No need to include the free Blu Ray disc though if you got one. Plus you can copy your saved games to a memory card or flash drive. As for your RFOM or R6V rankings, I'm not sure about that one.

[QUOTE="bunchofpixels"][QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?warbmxjohn

Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?

^^ You don't have to mail out anything to get your system fixed. Oh except the console itself :p

You DO NOT have to send in a copy of your receipt. It says that in the warranty paperwork thatcomes with the PS3

Then why did the sony rep request a copy of the receipt when i warrantied my PS3?

I have no clue, maybe you didn't register your PS3 when you got it. It says very clearly in the warranty paper work that you need to send ONLY the console, and you can take the HDD out as well.

#16 Posted by warbmxjohn (6014 posts) -
[QUOTE="warbmxjohn"][QUOTE="rbrown3"][QUOTE="setyono"]

You can't take the HDD out, it says that they need all the pieces when you bought the PS3. That means the console, HDD, cables and also the controller. And plus you need to attach your photocopied receipt. No need to include the free Blu Ray disc though if you got one. Plus you can copy your saved games to a memory card or flash drive. As for your RFOM or R6V rankings, I'm not sure about that one.

[QUOTE="bunchofpixels"][QUOTE="ApocaLypse805"]My ps3 doesnt play games anymore. It still turns on and plays dvd's. Everything else works fine. But the 2 ps3 games I have never load/play. What could be the problem? Anyone else encounter this? Why would it stop playing ps3 games all of a sudden?rbrown3

Just curious, but do I need to mail anything out to activate the warranty or can I just wait until I need mine repaired?

^^ You don't have to mail out anything to get your system fixed. Oh except the console itself :p

You DO NOT have to send in a copy of your receipt. It says that in the warranty paperwork thatcomes with the PS3

Then why did the sony rep request a copy of the receipt when i warrantied my PS3?

I have no clue, maybe you didn't register your PS3 when you got it. It says very clearly in the warranty paper work that you need to send ONLY the console, and you can take the HDD out as well.

They very clearly requested the console and six boxed components (listed above) and a copy of the receipt. For my warranty. I guess they have more than one procedure for handling warranties.

#17 Posted by bluem00se (2185 posts) -
happened to me last month, i sent it in last week (i needed some prrof of purchases from my local gamecrazy since i lost my receipt) and im already scheduled to get a new one this wednesday. they wouldnt let me take out the hard drive before i sent it in, but i just backed up all my files to an external one
#18 Posted by libthegod (1517 posts) -

You sure you didn't put any bologna in it? That may solve your mistery ! :o

Or get it replaced :P