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PS3 has started not play DVDs

Had PS3 for month and was working well. As of today PS3 won't play DVDs. Come up with icon but when you click on it there is only a blank screen. Have tried different DVDs and all do the same thing. How do I solve this problem?

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  • reason11 Jan 26, 2009

    My P3 games work but when I put a DVD in the icon comes up and then it just goes to a blank screen. I don't have any blue rays. It has been going perfectly for a month and then today it comes up with this problem. My kids have been play their games and I'm not sure whether they have changed a setting  

  • reason11 Jan 26, 2009

    Thanks PiratedFixer I have tried you the PS3 with a CD and that works fine! So it it sounds like its not my red laser. Can you think of anything that may be causing the problem? 

  • ainsleybirch Jan 26, 2009

    my dvd player was working fine until sat when i went to load a dvd the icon came up and then the screen went blank

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    brandon curry May 11, 2010

    have you tried PS2 and PS games They require the same laser.



    Also do blu ray work?

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This sounds just like the blu-ray problem only with your red laser if you are still in warenty you need to send to playstation if not it will cost around 200. This sounds like your laser has stoped reading.It is more common with the blue laser though. you should try CD PS2 and if you got one try PS1 these will all require the red laser if they all do the same your red laser has strted to skipped somtimes you can hear it doing this. Now if you are out of your warnty you can buy the laser online for around 90 and you can google the instruction on how to install the only problem is the choice if you do this then you can never send it to sony to fix it because you have voided your warrenty by removing the sticker. but it is cheaper. 90% of the problems that occur with the PS3 is the blu laser because it is so new. I hope this has helped you.

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    brandon curry Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with one of my repairs formy friend only difference is that hos is the blue laser. i have dissasembled it and looked at it they are the same laser. which means that they both will be replased.

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