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Ps3 does not read dvd or cd discs

All of a sudden the ps3 will not read any discs (video or music). But I am able to play stored games and connect to the internet. Has the laser gone bad?

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It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

I buy mine 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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