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I Have the fat 40gb ps3 system and it does not read blu-ray discs only dvds or music cds. I updated it to version 3.55 because i thought that maybe it was an update that was missing and it still wont read any blu-ray discs. Ive contacted several repair places here in houston tx, but they all charge around 100-150 and i dont want to pay that much for a lens. I Really love watching HD movies on the ps3 so please help me fix this serious problem. THANKS

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Hi,

This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is most often caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or 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 quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

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

Many thanks for using FixYa

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