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Playstation 3 Stopped Playing Blu Ray Discs and Games

Playstation recognizes the disc the first time I put it in, but it always freezes up during the introduction.
Will not play or recognize disc or game afterwards.

But playstation continues to recognize and play regular dvds just fine.
No problems there.

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  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Same here i get the same error. It started happening right efter i updated to version 2.60!!. What's going on with Sony , are they not testing their updates before they make them public?. Sony needs to get this sorted out. ASAP.

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It's a factory defect. I've fixed over 100 PS3's with the same exact problem. Your blu-ray laser went out. You need to contact Sony or if you're in Los Angeles you can contact me. I fix the problem for $120 and within 30 minutes. Sony charges $150+ and takes God knows how long.

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