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Ps3 help? ps3 wont read ps3 games and or blue ray disks now. but will ps2 and regular dvds

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    Ps3 will play ps2 games but won't play ps3 games. Won't read the disks at all.

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Sounds like the laser is dirty/faulty ( faulty could mean off track)
Call sony and see what they say 1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Let me know otherwise you can fix it yourself which will void any warrenty. To fix the issue you would need to void the seal and im not sure if thats what you want to do! If you do let me know i should be able to guide you to fix it and find the new parts you may need!

I do buy broken ps3's so if you want a different console I can find you a deal!

Posted on May 27, 2008

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