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PS3 unable to read discs

My PS3 works in every other way, but will not recognize game or movie discs when they are inserted.

I insert the cd and the green light blinks a couple of times. Then nothing. I have unplugged the system for a period and restarted and even formatted the memory to no avail.

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For one thing, movies don't work on game systems. But you defanetly need a new PS3.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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The better thing to try if you are good at opening up your ps3 and then removing your drive and opening that is to take a damp q-tip with a bit of glass cleaner and clean your laser in the drive gently. Then put the drive back together and hook the cables back up to the ps3. You can leave the cover to the ps3 off for this step. Turn on the ps3 and try different blu-ray, dvd's, music cd's, game discs, etc. If it still doesn't read any of them then either the laser or the drive i bad. If it reads some discs and not others then its a weak laser and the laser would need to be replaced.

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