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Used PS3 will not recognize or play games or dvds

Hello I bought a PS3 from a big seller on eBay, the item is refurbished. Please bear with me as I am a non-techie and non-gamer, thanks.

The PS3 boots up into what appears to be the set up mode, with all the functionality listed at the top of the screen, i.e. music, video, games, users, etc...

When I insert a game or dvd (both dvd and blueray) it doesnt do anything, it just keeps showing the same screen with all the icons on it. I have pushed in and out the games and dvd a hundred times, once in a fifty, it will show the title of the game briefly, then sends me to an error screen which says 'error at startup-error 8001050F'

Please help if you guys can, my son is here for the holidays (age 7) and is very disappointed in his new system. THANK YOU SO MUCH

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The dvd drive has a bad laser in it more then likely. Thats why it doesn't matter what disc your putting in so either the laser would be replaced or a whole new drive put in.

I would notify the seller on Ebay and get the system swapped out with another one or get your money back. Refurbished systems mean that something was wrong with it and parts were swapped out or either repaired down to component level. Sometimes the technician doesn't check out the system fully and thats why you can run into the problem that you have now.

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