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Laser problem? My PS3 plays PS2 games fine, but freezes up when playing PS3 games. DVD's play fine, but blu-rays freeze up after a few minutes. When it freezes up on the ps3 games, the main console menu still works fine. How do I get my PS3 to play PS3 games without freezing?

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Sounds like your laser has gone bad.

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