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My playstation wont play ps3 games but it reads movies and music cd's

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Replace the laser in your unit

can try cleaning but more like
the bluray diode has bit the dust and laser will need be replaced

easy to fix exspensive lasers compared to other systems looking at 60 to 80 for a laser

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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If its reading DVDs and CDs but not Blurays games/videos it appears your Bluray laser is not working correctly.

You can try and lens cleaner and failing that you need to have the device repaired. Talk to the point of sale or directly to sony customer care

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The blue ray portion of your laser assy has probably burned up. Common problem. It will need to be replaced.

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