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PS3 stopped loading discs

PS3 stopped loading games and dvds. Loading disc icon appears on top right hand corner but never loads the game. How can I tell if this is due to a dirty lens or if the reader is broken, and how can I fix it?

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Cleaning the laser on the PS3 rarely, if ever helps.

It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

You could replace the laser or the entire Bluray drive.

I buy my parts at http://parts.consolerepairguy.com - the laser are about $75 each and Bluray drives are about $95.

I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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