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My ps3 disc will not spin. I will not play ps3 games, cd's, blueray, or dvd's. I restored my ps3 system, restored my defalt settings, and deleted all files. Didn't fix problem. Herd I need a new blueray lens. Is this correct?

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Hello,

yes, that was what I was going to tell you to do.

The lens is weak and that's why it cannot read/load any disc plate.

I am sure the ps3 has be working fine before now. Therefore, the lens has worn out and need replacement to function well again.

Take care

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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