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Ps3 not reading game or blu-ray discs

It has the disc icon on top right, just stays like that

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    Playstation 3 does not read any disks at all. It's a little more than 1 year old.

  • rjones456 Nov 14, 2008

    yes

    the ps3 is laying flat, with plenty or room for ventilation.

    we have left it off for a day and it still seems to not reconise there is a games or blu-ray disc in the unit, it just has has the small disc icon in the top right corner.

    the unit is about 7 months old

    regards

    ray

  • choper01 Nov 18, 2008

    yes i have same prob..can u help here

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    yeah i have the same prob too. just got my ps3 a coupe days ago and it won't read any disc i put in. Any solutions?

    Thanks all



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The ps3s have a problem overheating they sell a cooler for them do you keep your running alot or on all the time or in a inclosed area like a entertainment stand or laying on its side ?????

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • steve albertson
    steve albertson Nov 18, 2008

    either buy a can of air and blow it through the vents on the sides and in the back also in the slot or return it if its 7 months old they come with a 1 yr manufactures warranty

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