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I accidently banged my ps3 when i was carrying it. it shows that it knows the disk is there it just isnt reading it. i think it could be the laser. it will not play anything not even normal dvds.

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It could very well need a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

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I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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