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PS3 slow reading disks,crashes, and blanks out

When i try playing games it takes a while to load and sometimes crashes. I have just bought a new game and tryed to play it , the screen just blanks out without loading the game, the ps3 also crashes when i try to get on the internet and read my messages.

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  • sionl93 Dec 29, 2008

    i called sony the other day and they said that it was in-repaireable, and they would send another 1 for me, but thanks anyway!

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Hi there im not sure about this 1 but have you tried getting a laser cleaner for it ?

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • eddy_93 Dec 30, 2008

    llol get cod4 for it lolz

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