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Playstation 3 not reading blueray

  • I have had my ps3 80 g for a year and now it's not reading my discs!! I am upset and don't know what to do!!

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  • marloweroger Oct 25, 2008

    The same thing happened to me. They say send i to Sony and pay $140 to get it fix without a receipt, if you have the receipt it can get fixed for free

  • rpc997 Oct 26, 2008

    thanks a bunch for the help

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If your Ps3 gives you some kind of error message after trying to load a BR disc then you need to replace your blu-ray laser. Although this sounds like a huge undertaking its not. The laser itself is only about $60 depending on where you buy it from and here's how to do it. http://progamer.cc/blog/ps3-laser-kem-400a/how-to-replace-a-ps3-bluray-lens-guide.html/. It takes about 20-30 mins.

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