My NCAA'13 froze today, I had to hold the power button down about ten seconds to get it to shut off, I didn't power back up for a couple hours, and when I did, the system will not recognize any games. I can put them in, and it sounds like they are booting up, but it never recognizes it, please help.
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Try playing some bluray DVDs movies, as well as, regular DVDs & CDs. If the PS3 is capable of playing DVDs & CDs but not bluray DVDs [PS3 games & movies] than this means the blue diode in the bluray drive has died. The blue diode is what allows the bluray drive to read bluray format discs. You will have to get your system serviced
if you dont have warranty get a new bluray drive, my ps3 wouldnt read games but could play dvds and games on the hardrive just fine so i looked it up and found out the blurayrrive burned out. fixed it by ordering a new bluraydrive off ebay and replacing it with my old one. find out what model number your ps3 is by looking at the back barcode for the serial number. the model number will start with "CECH" and then another letter to let you know what model it is. i recommend this video its what i watched to get the repair done
before ordering a new bluraydrive open it up and try cleaning the bluray lense with rubbing alcohol it might just be covered with dust. it shouldnt cost that much to fix really. for me i spent about $115 to fix it 100 went to the bluray drive and 15 for a screw driver set becuase i didnt have any at the time. but you can probably find drives for around $80 now
You can also:
Send it to Sony for repair or a refurbished PS3. This would cost you around $120. I've a refurbished PS3 Slim myself and this has been working outstandingly since 2009.
You can find out more on the specifics by calling Sony support.
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There are third party companies who provide this type of service. I have not use any of them therefore I can't recommend any.
If you have the money then why not get a new PS3. There are lots of good PS3 bundles ranging from 200 to 230+ dollars. Depending on your current PS3 model and game library, you will get a bigger HDD & new games all in one package. Weight your options and your budget.