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DOES NOT PLAY ANY DISCS

DOES NOT PLAY ANY PS3 GAMES

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You most likely have a bad laser, which means you'll have to swap it out, I had the exact same problem. Sony wanted to charge me 150 usd to fix it but you can easily find an online guide to replace the laser yourself. that'll cost you about 60usd. Unless your ps3 is still under warranty, in which case I reccomend you send it in for repairs.

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