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My ps3 does not read discs anymore

I left on a long holiday and before the holiday my ps3 was working fine but when i got back i tried a new game on it but it would not read the disc and i tried on other games which had worked before but it did not read them eather

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Make sure that your firmware is updated correctly. Also make sure the games are the correct region for the unit you're playing on. You may have an incorrect region setup on the PS3. PS3 games are region locked, either being PAL or NTSC. If the PS3 is set to read PAL (by being set to a region that is PAL, like the UK, Europe, and Japan) it will not read or play an NTSC disc.

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