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Ps3 disk help

My ps3 doesn't recognize disks

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    my ps3 wont read disc it comes up in top right cornor put the pic dnt come at the start plz help

  • makRED21 Mar 19, 2008

    had my ps3 about 3months. just started not reading games at all. when i put a game in nothing happens. ive tried starting a new user name and deleting things on my memory card but nope! any ideas?

  • Kahlua02 Mar 18, 2009

    The PS3 station will not read or load games but will still play DVD movies.

  • radtad May 25, 2009

    whenever i insert a **** it will just have a loading icon in the corner

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Your system needs a new laser. You should be under warranty. Call Sony 1-800-345-Sony.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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