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PS3 games play but DVD/Blu-ray will not

All video games load and work fine. DVD/Blu-ray get recognized by the PS3 but once the PS3 begins running the disc, the screen goes black and the PS3 freezes. Also, if I try and exit a game to go back to the PS3 console, the screen will go black and the PS3 freezes. Purchased in Dec 07 so it is out of warranty. Thanks.

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Sounds like a bad laser, but you should restore the PS3 back to Factory to see what happens.

If you get the same results it's definitely the laser.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Jun 19, 2009

    Sounds like a bad laser, but you should restore the PS3 back to Factory to see what happens.

    If you get the same results it's definitely the laser.

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