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Isnt reading games

My ps3 isnt reading games but is reading dvd's will dvd clenser fix my problem or will i have to send my ps3 in and get it fixed and how much will that cost

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    my ps3 only plays dvds but not games if i wanted 2 just watch dvds i wud ov bought a dvd player im very pissd off cos i payd 500 for my console and it had 12month garante but its funny how evey1s is braking after the 12months isnt it. i will never buy another 1 iv hav playstations al my life never again its a rip off.. soorrrttt iiittt ooouuutttt



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It Depends on the model but usually this happens because of dust or dirt on the lens so a cleaner may help. although if that doesn't work it means the laser has gone bad, which is a common problem with ps3's. Some newer models of ps3 have dual lasers so if the blu-ray laser fails you wont be able to play blu -ray disc (games, movies) but the other laser will still read dvds (non blu ray) and cds

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