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UK PS3 problem

HI. I HAVE A 40GB UK PS3. STARTS FINE, ONLY THING IS DOES NOT READ DISKS OF ANY TYPE, GAMES, DVD, NOTHING, AS IF A DIVER WAS MISSING. ANY IDEAS

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  • mrcharles Apr 27, 2008

    Thanks but bought this from Ebay and have no reciept:( also is out of warranty time as i have phoned up sony.:(

  • Bozley031 Apr 27, 2008

    My ps3 stopped working a few days ago. I bought Assasins Creed and It didn't work and the only other game I played was Need For speed Carbon. I've had the ps3 for two months but it was a gift and I don't have a receipt. Sony say they will replace it for $149! I'm not paying that so I guess I have a $300 dollar paperweight. I can still go online and download stuff but I can't play any games or movies on it.

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Get it repaired under warranty.

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