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Not working my ps3 goes to the start menu but dosent play movies,games,or any other media

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  • vernellkitty Jan 22, 2009

    the main menu pops up. but does not load games and does not play dvd's.

  • khaotik Jan 22, 2009

    playstation goes to menu but will not read and discs i put into it

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This is a dirty or bad bluray drive which seems to be the same as the 3 rings of death for the 360..
Buy a cd laser cleaner and try that if it does not work your laser diode is bad and a new laser is 50$ via ebay.. if you dont want to get to technical then you can buy a drive for 120ish and switch them out.

Sony will charge 150$ + to fix it other then that there is no way around it.. and I believe you need a proof of purchase to get the warranty. I really hope the cd cleaner works but if not then your stuck...

You can sell it on ebay and if its a 60gb you can get about 200 for it... then buy a like new 40gb ps3 for 300ish I have seen just consoles sell at 290 incl shipping. Best of luck!
If you are happy please feel free to rate me THANKS!

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6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
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