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Ps3 won't read disc

Won't read any disc

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  • David R Murphy Sr Apr 09, 2009

    PS3 CECH01 will not read game disc,but will read, and play DVD's.I'v tryed every thing but take it apart PS. it got worse as time went on and now I can't play At all. PLEEEASE HELP.

  • Thomas25 May 11, 2010

    Hello, Our PS3 will not read CD's. We do have a warranty. What needs to be done so this can be fixed. Karen

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You can actually buy a lens and replace it yourself. The part number is a KES-400A. I bought mine from http://www.consumerdepot.com Here is a video that shows you how to replace it http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2348144/sony_ps3_wont_read_fix_will_not_read_disc_repair_no_read_discs/

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Call up sony and say hey ****it broke theyll say send it in and you will "I hope" and theyll find the problem then soon theyll call everyone up with warranty and say hey send it in and then everyones problem will be fixed :)

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    I cant get a hold of sony ther being **** :( ima bout to throw this thing out the window

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, sound problem 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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