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System keeps locking when playing games and the discs are not dirty. Should a lens cleaner fix the problem?

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If its happening on different games, and the discs are not dirty it shouldn't and it means its faulty.
Dont clean it or do anything to it , return it to the store where you bought it or get on the playstation website and get onto thier support people for a replacement.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009


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