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My problem is that My PS3 will not read disks anymore, Not dvd/CD or Games. Please can you help me

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99 out a 100 the laser needs to be swapped out. check out this tutorial.

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If your PS3 wont load or read any disc at all the problem here can be with the lens of your console that can be dirty or already bad.

First thing to do here is to try cleaning the lens of your console by running a lens cleaner on it that you can get from any electronic or computer store near your place and then once you have that run it to your console and once done check if that will be fine now but if still not the lens of the unit is bad and needs repair or replacement for that lens.

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the blue ray drive can read many disk types and has to be programed to read them this requires 12 disk's to do...as dose the console so this problem could be the OB "lazer" has worn out or the console needs to be reprogamed

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This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.

The symptoms you describe are typical of a failure of one of these lasers i.e the bluray laser has failed.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

Many thanks for using FixYa.

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