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My PS3 console is not reading games - It is on and working but will not run games. I can't hear the disc turning like I could last night. I have tried more than one game not of which works. Do I need to get this serviced or am I missing something? If so, where can I get this serviced other than sending to Sony ? Thanks

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Outside warranty sony repairs are 150.

The issue is most likely dirty of faulty lens on the blue ray drive.

you can try cleaning the lens and blowing all dust out from the drive.

heres a take apart guide, you don't need to take it apart completely jsut enought that you get the drive out.
http://www.consolezombie.com/PS3/Sony-PS3-Disassembly-Tutorial.html

heres a video on ps2 laser cleaning, its basically the same thing on ps3



this guide:
http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/cleaning_your_dvd_drive.htm
is for a xbox drive but it explain well how to clean the rest of the drive it canned air.



If the drive doesn't work after these things you will have to replace the drive or send the unit to service.

I would recommend sony, if you need another place to send it to. Tell me the country and city your located in.

Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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