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Not reading disc

PS3 80Gb..finished playing a DVD no problem...but then it will not recognize BD and Game discs.
Tried turning OFF then re-inserting the BD...tried turning off main power and re-inserting...nothing works.

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    i have the same problem too i thought it was grand theft auto 4 bug that was causing mine but now it looks as if im gonna have to send it back at first i put a dvd on n let it run right through then ejected the disc and entered the game and it worked fine but next time i tried it wouldnt work at all mines is the 40GB model and i havent read many reports of it on the 40gd version its more common on 60, 80gb

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog


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Posted on Mar 13, 2009

I have had the same problem with my 40gb PAL PS3, After playing medal of honour, the system never worked again. If anyone finds a solution please post.

Posted on May 09, 2008

I have that problem too although mines is 40GB version i thought it was the grand theft auto 4 bug that had fucked it up but now it looks like a sony problem , gonna have to send it back which i really dont want to do

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1-800-345-7669 (SONY)
Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST
Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST

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