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Playstation 3 won't play games or movies

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This means that the laser eye sensor inside the ps3 is bad, you can purchase the sensor alone for about 40 bucks if u can find one, and it is really easy to install, or you can send your ps3 to sony for 150 bucks and they will give u a refurb. i would go with the replacement

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I'm betting that this was caused by knocking it a little to hard to the point that the laser is out of position and possibly you've got something jammed in the component.

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Clean the laser, if that doesnt work, replace the laser.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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