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Ps3 not playing any discs now

My ps3 is not playing any discs now, i last played the other day and it was fine i put it off.
when i tried to play a game tonight it was not playing any games or dvds

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  • wayned1982 Oct 17, 2008

    My ps3 wont reconiginze any discs at all, the cdrom drive does not exsist on the menu, its gone completly, I have reformatted played with settings etc. not sure if this is software or hardware issue

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Go to system settings and restore your ps3, when you do this it will delete everything but it will just start you fresh and brand new all over again.

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Misconfigured or corrupted firmware installations can also cause this problem. Furthermore, pirated games will not play, because they do not have the appropriate security key on the disc.

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Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions for your problem.

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