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Blue ray on ps3 went out

My ps3 lens died the disk icon in the upper right corner would come up but it would not load games or movies I ordered and installed a new lens and tray now the disk spins up and the load icon in the upper right corner comes on (the disk icon on the left doesnt appear)but then goes away and it doesnt load games or movies disk goes in spins up can here it change position and then stops spinning and the load icon goes out eject also seems to work fine

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Yup laser is done. direct replacement part # is KEM-400AAA if sent to sony the flat rate will be around 180. sucks i know. i sent mine in but it comes back with a little warranty. repairing yourself is pretty hard ive done it. hope that helps.

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