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PS 3 not reading game discs will read dvds but not games?? Need help this is my third system and I'm getting frustrated!!

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Hi, the only real thing you can try yourself is to go and buy a dvd lense cleaning kit you can buy these from most big electrical shops, dont buy a cheap one as they tend not to make any difference so spend a bit more and get a good one then give that a go in your ps3 then give the games a try again, you may be lucky and find that its just the lense that needs cleaning if not then the chances are it need a new laser unit
If its under any warranty then i would take it back and ask for a new one they will do this under warranty so check if you have any.
If not then the only option you have is to send it off to get repaired.
Their is no easy fix for this problem unless it just needs the lense cleaning the ps3 isnt something you can work on yourself so it wouldnt be a good idea to change the lense yourself as you need to get it lined up correct and you can only do this with electronic equipment ok.

If this is your third one then i would get in touch with sony and explain to them they may replace it for you as they like to keep the customers happy.

Remember never use your ps3 whilst it is lying on a carpet or soft surface never put your ps3 on top of something giving of heat such as dvd/sky/free view etc doing ant of this will cause the ps3 to over heat witch is real easy with a ps3 as the fan inside doesnt seem to be up to the job properly so just take this into consideration ok

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance.

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PLEASE READ THE "SAFE MODE" INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PS NETWORK SUPPORT SITE BEFORE DOING THIS...

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