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Blu ray problem

My PS3 loads blu rays and auto starts them but will freeze a few minutes after it starts. same problem with blu ray movies and games. Regular dvd's or music cd's work just fine with no freezing but anything blu ray either wont load or freeze a few minutes after reading. Anyone have the solution on this? no warranty and i want to try to fix myself... I found the blu ray lens assembly online for about $60 but i want to be sure this will fix my problem before i purchase it and go through with taking it apart and putting it back together :( please help!!!

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  • christbow41 Jan 07, 2009

    i have the same thing with my 40 17 months old happen 3 days ago?and i am at the same crossway trying to figure out if i should by a lasr assembly cause im not f&*king paying sony but i dont want to buy it and do it and it not work??does yours play dvds(regular) christbow41@gmail.com

  • christbow41 Jan 07, 2009

    alex my name is chris i had the same **** happen with mine a couple of days ago.a40gb 17 month old system.no warranty,blah blah..anyway i want to fix mine too but if dvds are playing i was thinkinking than the blue ray laser is working???anyway let me know what you do??videogamecentral.com/repair has the laser for 49.99?

  • alex_infante Jan 07, 2009

    the auto start has nothing to do with the problem iv'e tried loading it with and without auto start and it does the same thing... if i start a game i can play it sometimes for a little while and it'll freeze after maybe 10 minutes at most but lately its freezing right away... regular dvd's play no problem only blu ray is giving me the freezing... agh! hopefully someone has successfully fixed this replacing the blu ray lens???

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Just try to change auto start turn auto start off under system tools

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  • chris ciraldo Jan 08, 2009

    if you can try to clean lens if your going to take it apart anyway then lens may just be dirty after 17months since blueray requires more speed then laser could just be dirty maybe this will help you sorry auto start off didnt normal does

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