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How can I fix my PS3 myself? I don't want to rush and send it to Sony service. I was experiencing difficulties sometimes with the console not reading Games, but It worked sometimes. Now, it is just not reading any game cd.

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This is a known problem with these units and is caused by a fault which develops in the bluray lens. Sometimes you can resolve it by gently cleaning the lens with a Q-Tip and isopropyl alcohol but most often the lens itself will need replacing.

I have included this excellent walk-through on how you can do this yourself. Please be sure the console is disconnected from the mains supply before carrying out any of this type of work.

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I'd try using a CD lens cleaner, and failing that, see about replacing the drive itself.

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There is no currently fix for this, sadly.

it is the latest update (3.01) thats been screwing peoples Blu-Ray drives badly.

theres only 3 things i can advise you to do.

1. call sony and send it to them so they can fix it (not free).
2. get a new lens and change it yourself.
3 hang in untill sony sends out something that gonna fix it.

and personally im choosing option 3, since its sony who screwed it up, and not me, and i dont feel like paying sony a fee for fixing my ps3 they broke.. but thats just my point of view.

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