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Playstation 3 - Wont play games or Blu- Rays

My Playstation 3 will play normal dvd's fine but it won't play games or blu-rays. I have no idea why. It worked a couple of hours ago just fine and I tried it several times just recently and it just wont work. Any help or helpful information would be greatly appreciated

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I've got the same problem. I've taken the PS3 apart and cleaned the
    optical drive's lens with 91% alcohol, but it still will only play DVDs
    and PS2/PS1 games--no PS3 games or Blu-Rays. I've read that this means
    A.) the Blu-Ray laser has gone bad, B.) the firmware update 2.53 messed
    up the Blu-Ray laser, C.) the sensor (which is broken on my PS3) needs
    to be replaced. However, concerning option c, I have another PS3 (the
    exact same model) that has its optical sensor broken as well, and it
    works perfectly fine. I'm downloading the new 2.60 firmware update to
    see if it fixes my problem.

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Hi there, it sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps

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