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The game console runs but does not read the disc.

The game console has no problem functioning on the home screen. It can create new users, change the settings, and has no problem firing up. The only problem is when you put a disc in a dvd or a ps3 game the white loading circle in the top right of the screen just keeps spinning and the console itself doesnt not read the disc. The system will sit there for ten minutes and its like there is no disc in the machine there is no sign of the game being read what so ever the same with dvd's or playstation 2 games. The games began freezing about a month and a half ago along with the dvd's and eventually the playstation 3 did not even read the discs and it hsa been this way for about 3-5 weeks,

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  • shireinspect Apr 23, 2009

    Thanks Folks,

    Maybe easy for people used to working on small components but my fat fingers usually hide what I am working on! I am deciding what to do. There is an online site that says $99 no matter what the problem. They pay the return shipping. That appears to be a good deal, what do you think?

  • kodyilkiw May 04, 2009

    it works but wont read some dvds or disks just keeps spinning and doesnt load

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Hi my name is Juan and I have the answer you need this playstation 3 has stopped reading games cd's dvds and bluray cd's the problem is with the laser the laser got damage and it needs to be replaced believe me there is no other solution I do fix ps3's is my job so the only solution is to replace the laser but there is 2 different types of laser depending on what model of ps3 you have look on the back of the ps3 there is a white label with the serial # and after that is the model # start with CECH if you can tell me the completed serial # I can tell you which laser is the one you need if you do the job your self the laser cost you like 65-75 dls if you want to replace the completed bluray drive they cost like 145-160dls depending where you buy the lenses and replacing just the laser is more complicated but save some money just need to be little carefully or if you feel you may have a problem doing this I do sell used ps3's as well new and used parts on ebay I am a trusted power seller I can get what you need or I can do the job for you let me know you choice thanks

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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    Juan Rivera Apr 23, 2009

    well it is a good price $99dls but normally they call costumers and say hey your ps3 has this and this and that and they try to ad up the bill so just be little careful with this if you have the older model normally the laser cost like 65-75 dls so I don't see how they can do it for 99 because they are not charging labor and they are very close to lose money if they charge you 99 and they pay shipping this is why I am little bid not to sure about this people but is up to you if you want to give a try if you can tell me what model you have I may be able to help you I don't have the kes400aaa laser on hand right now but I do have the kes410a on hand but I do need to know what model you have

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Juan is correct, Your laser has gone bad. If your drive still takes and ejects games then you are a step ahead just means you need a laser.. It happens often Replacing the laser is very easy there are a few videos on youtube to help you... Check ebay for lasers can usually find them for 69 with free shipping.... depending on the age you probably need a KES-400A Especially if you have a 20GB or a 60Gb 90 Percent of all 40GB use that laser also but if you have a 80Gb you may need the other unless your 80GB system has 4 usb ports and is backwards compatible. If so then KES-400A is it

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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