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My PS3 wont load actual PS3 games but it will load PS2 games just fine. What's wrong?

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Could be because it is a PS3 model with two lasers, one for bluray and one for DVDs. The bluray one may be shot.
Also had the same issue with a single laser PS3 and just needed to have the laser replaced.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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