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PS3 Disk stopped reading

My PS3 40GB system just stop reading disks. Has anyone resolved this problem ?


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Sadly theres no fix right now, it seems to be something in the latest update that caused this issue, i can assure you that you arent alone with this problem, im acually also hit by this problem.

all i can advise you to do is to hang in there untill a new update is relased, and dont jump on what most wound say "clean your lens, send it to sony...." and so on... non of that will help, or sending it to sony will, but you gonna pay a fee to them for having a look on it.

and as i see it i dont see any good reason in paying them a fee for something they caused, but thats just my point of view :)


Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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  • NemisizZ Oct 07, 2009

    Well so far it not a software/firmware issue...
    i just replaced my own lens, and now my is back to normal, so if your warrenty is out, then go look on ebay for a new lens, its really easy to replace it, or you need alittle knowhow, but it aint much, you can find info on youtube how to replace your lens. :)



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I hope this helps. Have a nice day.

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