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Ps3 disk read error

I have a ps3 that won't read disks.

 how hard is it to chang a laser in a ps3?

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    Everytime I load a game disk to my Playstation3, it won't play it.

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    my ps3 doesnt read any games....when i try to insert an audio cd it doesnt read that too.....i have also restored it and all...it still doesnt work...
    i dont have warrenty....any help would be greatly appreciated...
    thanks - HELP!!!


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It is quite easy.  Go to www.llamma.com to see the video on disassembling a PS3.  If you want I can do it. I run the Playstation Clinic and repair PS3 systems.  You probably do not even need to replace the laser. Check out www.playstationclinic.com

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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Most likely it is not the laser. I had a problem with disc read error, thinking it was the laser i replaced it. Errrrrrr not the problem. New laser won't read disc either. It all happended within about 4 days of me buying it.
llama also doesn't show you how to dissassemble the laser but you can work it out pretty easisly

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It is a laser problem/bad

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

  • alenju Nov 04, 2007

    it is a problem with the laser or needs cleaning

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there are ebay sellers that are in the US that has these prices

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