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PS3 My PS3 will not read the blue ray movies or games

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  • bubberbubble May 11, 2010

    Im having this same problem....so i should send it back?

  • bubberbubble May 11, 2010

    Im having this same problem....so i should send it back?

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I've been through this myself and apparently Sony will replace the box if you call them, you can find their number for your country on the website. A few of the posts say to reformat the system, I tried this and now it wont read any discs at all, best to just call Sony and get a replacement.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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