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PS3 not playing any discs.

How much to fix. 40 GB 1 yr old.

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  • strickland_j Sep 26, 2008

    i was having some trouble playing rock band sometimes it would just give me a disk error or w/e and work other times then freeze or crash then after the 2.43 update i cant seem to play any format of disk bluray, dvd, audio cd just the stuff from the psn that doesnt require a disk, if i start up with a disk in the little load icon on the top right wont be there but if i eject then insert it comes up but doesnt load the disk or the disk image on the game portion of the xmb

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Sony charges 150$ plus s&h.
A new blu ray drive is 125$ if you know how to do it yourself it takes 10min to fix at a slow pace rather then the sony 3 month wait!

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