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The ps3 will not play any games,but the power comes on

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The most likely culprit is that your laser has failed. Usual symptoms are before complete failure usually hard to play and type of disk. Might play cds but not blu ray or may play cd but not dvd then one day nothing plays and the drive may not even spin up. Its a pretty simple fix for around $50 order the correct laser for your console and then its basically a simple process go to youtube and search ps3 laser fix and you will see many step by step videos that show how to do it.Just need a small tip phillips a larger phillips screw driver and a #10 torx head screw driver.Ebay has good deals on new lasers just make sure you get the one for your particualr model ps3 as there are 3 laser for different drives.Your console model will let you know usually starts like chech on sticker on the back of console

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