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Suddenly stop playing games and dvds

Suddenly my Playstation 3 stopped playing games

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Re: Suddenly stop playing games and dvds

Same thing has happened to mine i only played it for one day and then the next day it doesnt read anything but mine is the 80gb ps3 from hong kong

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Re: Suddenly stop playing games and dvds

Although there is several possibilities, check the lens, its inside the tray, it may be dirty.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Hi my playstation 3 has stopped playing blu rays,

Hi , it sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

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