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Will not play blue ray or dvd

My ps3 does not read blue ray or dvd but plays games. when i play dvd the screen goes off but the machine is still on and when i play blue rays it does not read the disc. the machine is new and it did play dvd and blue ray. not sure what happened. please help...

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It's a new system glitch you may need to send it in or ake it back and exchange.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions for your problem.

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