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My ps3 will turn on and go to the main menu but it wont take any discs

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If, when you say "any discs", you mean CD, DVD, BD,PS2, PS1 & PS3; then that means that your "Blu-Ray Diode" is out. You would need to get this replaced.
If you are under warranty, then no big deal. Send it in to Sony and get a new one.
I repair PS3's as a hobby and have repaired many with this issue.

I hope this gives you a place to start.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
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• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

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