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My PS3 won't play disc's anymore. It started with just the games,not recognizing that the discs were even in the PS3. But it would still play movies. Then it stopped playing movies about a week later.

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Yep sometimes this can happen slowly it is the laser on the disc that is slightly off but the good news is that it is fixable.

Just use a good guide or send it in and they will fix it for you.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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