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Had a problem not loading discs like everyone else then quit reading discs sent ps3 to repair facility got it back and would play just fine until i put rockband 2 in then it froze and quit reading discs again any help?

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    I have had the same problem.
    My PS3 has been fine since i got it about a year and a half ago.
    Playing PES2009 and it just crashed and then would not recognise the disc...or any disc at that.
    Sent it off to sony who gave me a reconditioned box and problem happend again about a month in playing Streetfighter4.
    Now sony are sending me another one on monday...They advised me that they would send me a new one if it happended again.

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After Sony repairs your machine they give you a 90 day warranty.

Time to call them again.

Make sure you tell them explicitly that you want a NEW blu-ray drive installed.

Otherwise they'll just throw another used one into your machine and this will happen again.

Also NEVER update the firmware with a disc inside.

Best of luck!

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