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PS3 froze up on game and doesn't even read discs now

My PS3 had frozen up when i was playing gta4 and will not even read a blu ray disc or any game. i was reading other issues and i am assuming that like everybody else it must be the laser. this is ********.....my warranty expired and i refuse to pay the $150 plus. Sony needs to get this issue taken care of because there are a lot of pissed off buyers.

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I agree. Sony seems to design these things to fail after the warranty expires. I know because I repair them and get a lot of these.

If you wanted to repair it yourself I buy my lasers at http://parts.consolerepairguy.com they run about $75 each.

I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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