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Not reading disks/dvds

When i turn my ps3 on it will stay in de main menu and will not connect me to my game or dvds...

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Unreadable disc , sound problem 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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Hi there, this is very likely your optical drive that died. Same thing happened to me last month. It first started with the game freezing in the middle of the action or when it was loading after a mission. then it simply stop loading games or blue ray.

Since I was out of the warranty by 2 months, I unfortunately had to pay for repair ($169). Sony will send you a special box to ship your PS3 to their repair centre - should take about 1.5 weeks before getting it back. If your PS3 is still under warranty, you should not have to pay for repair...unless they find out that unit was abused or very dirty. Considering the special box they send to protect your console, usage of Purolator or UPS courrier etc. it is not "too bad" of a price to pay to get it fixed...instead of buying a new one at $500...

They have changed my optical drive and it's now working fine (but for how long??). Looks like this problem was happening a lot to older version of PS3 (purchased end of 2007 in my case, 40G version).

Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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