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About blue ray

So can i just clean it and it will work or buy a new one for cheap?

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Cleaning RARELY works,,,,a cheap bluray laser is 65dollars ebay what model do you have sir?

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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    rick alter Nov 13, 2008

    just get a new one my friend...if it started failing already the laser can not be considered reliable...


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