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PS3 will not read games but will read dvd movies, help! thanks so much in advance if anyone can fix this!

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Hi,

This is quite a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately. The problem is caused by the laser lens on the disc drive. For a full breakdown of the causes and solutions please see this FixYa Tip.

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Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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