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Dvd playback my playstation wont play any dvd movies but plays music cds and games it only goes into browser settings and shows a message reading disk

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Re: dvd playback

Hey if its a moded one then u will hve to switch off ur modchip(by pressing reset for 3(approx) seconds)...then onlyu will be able to play dvd movies

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Re: dvd playback

Is yours an original Playstation or a Slim?

Likely your lens is just dirty. Ars put up a great tutorial for this repair (I advise you not to play with the lens-adjustment section unless a mere cleaning doesn't work) here:

If it's a Slim, skip the "opening" stuff and just follow the instructions for cleaning the lens, it's already exposed when you open the top of the unit.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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