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PS3 Laser DVD/Blu-ray

Does the PS3 use the same laser to read the DVDs as it uses for the Blu-Ray/PS3 games? I posted is someone else post about my problem but if these are to separt lasers then it would must likely solve my problem. I can play DVDs all day but I can't play any PS3 games. I have a 60gig PS3. I am thinking of taking it in to the local shop for repair but I am also confident that I can fix the eye if that is the problem.

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The blue ray laser has two high energy beams at 450nm(bluelight) and 730nm (redlight). the highpower diode on your machine im afraid has failed. you need to install a new laser ..only 100 i charge or 160 from sony (150+TAX 2 week wait)
Now if you have the newer model laser KES410ACA, then you have 2 SEPARATE light sources...these tend not to fail as often

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Mike @ compurepair.

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