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My ps3 console will not detect any disk that is inserted, be it Blu Ray movie, ps3 game, or dvd. Cheers....Mark

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Hi Mark!that sounds like a hardware error,mostly with the bluray mechanism..do check all your connections and restart and see..if still no you will have to call Sony for repair/replacement..hope its under warranty..i had the same problem too and had to get the thing changed at my own cost :(
hope u get yours running ASAP!regards!

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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