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My PS3 recently stopped playing or even recognizing DvDs or video games. It turns on fine, everything else seems to work fine, but when you put a movie or video game in the console it does not even recognize it at all. PLease help me out. Thanks my e mail-mtownsell@hotmail.com

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Yes, you just need to straighten up the laser and there is a guide that will show you or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

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