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Ps3 my sons ps3 wont read any of the disc,it lets him go on the internet but nothing else,if you could be of any help be much appreciated,.Thank you.Mrs E Capp

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  • capash2003 Jan 06, 2009

    havent done that but it wont even play dvds thou,will try and give it a go,thank you

  • jvdayal Jan 06, 2009

    My ps3 wont read a disc.

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Check system settings, disc settings, game settings, or do the "dvd" test play a dvd, to check if the drive is working or not

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  • pcgeek08 Jan 06, 2009

    ok, glad to help

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