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My PS3 wont read disks

While playing Ratchet and Clank it froze up and wouldnt read any disks afterward. someone recomended i blow it out with compressed air it worked for about an hour then froze up and now wont read any disks again. everything works fine.

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    you sure this will work?

  • 1Gems Jan 20, 2009

    the fan on my ps3 comes on when starting but then goes off. wont play discs. any advice much appreciated

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This is a laser problem. Blu-ray drives use a laser with a magnifying lens, and any dust on them at all will cause problems. These lasers are also known to fail and cost around $50 for a new one on ebay. You can also do a fan test to blow out your system. this works much better than using an air compressor. To do this, turn off the power switch on the back of your console, hold your finger on the eject button, then flip the power switch on the back of the system to the "on" position. When the fan comes on release the eject button. The fan should then go into overdrive and run hard for about 20-30 seconds. Keep in mind, if your system is pretty dirty this is going to blow dust all over everything around it,
so do it away from other electronics! Good luck...

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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