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Ps3 won't play any disc, but will play downloads. If disc reader overheated, can it be repaired? I think it wasn't adequate ventilated and something burned out. My warranty is void now, so who can I get to fix it if it can be fixed?

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The blu-ray drive has probably gone out you can buy good ones from ebay and there is a you tube video on how to ake apart the ps3 and install a new one

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