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My ps3 isnt reading any discs period (from games to dvd's to audio/music cd's) and i had it no longer than 3 days.Its an 80 GB.

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Yea.That happened to me too. Just return it to the store you bought it at and get another one. Im going to do that tomorrow.
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Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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