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Why do some games not work on my fat PS3?

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This is most likely a problem with the console itself, possibly overrating. If it is an original fat PS3 then it will be well over 10 years old now. Try given the vents and fans a good clean and position the console so there's plenty of space for the air to flow through it. If the problem persists then I'm afraid there isn't much you can do, this is just what can easily happen with older consoles, especially early versions of them.

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Are they PS2 games? The early releases of the PS3 supported PS2 games, but they caused overheating and the system to crash. So Sony rereleased the PS3 without PS2 capabilities, even though PS2 is still mentioned on the home screen. If you’re running PS2 games, you would be better off getting a PS2 to play them on.

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The PS5 is almost out, the real question is, why are you still playing on the PS3? 😛

Jokes aside, it’s probably an issue with the ventilation. Worth trying some solutions listed above.

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I have to agree with Shagger's response. Your console is really old by now. When's the last time you cleaned it? Order a can of compressed air, take your console apart, and spray away any dust and yuck from your hardware. 

It's also strange that they work, and then suddenly stop. You could also have a problem with some of your discs. First try airing out your console and if that doesn't work you're only a few bucks down the drain for the air.

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