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My ps3 is not reading any disk

I tried loading all my ps3 game disk blue-ray movies but its not reading any of them. what can i do to resolve this issue?

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First, purchase a laser lens cleaner, and run it a few times. The tiny brushes on it will clean the lens of any impurities that may be preventing the laser from reading disks. Also, make sure that your disks are perfectly clean. If that hasn't helped, your optical drive inside the PS3 is probably going bad. You should call PlayStation to find out if the unit is still under warranty and have them assist you in getting it replaced.

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It is probly your lazer lense and if its older than 1 year and you did not buy the extended warrenty they will not fix it for you its like 300 to get it fixed by them and about 30 to 100 to find the parts to do yourself

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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