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Ps3 not reading cds/dvds/bd... seems that its a common failure... any others way to fix it exept sending to service? (got it as a present, so I dont have warranty) If not fastest or cheapest way to fix this problem. Thx in advance.

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  • lisekk Jul 20, 2008

    Thx mate, but unfortunatly it doesnt help.
    I'm now quite sure that I need a new cd reader... not a good news ;/ So I'm looking for someone who could replace it as quickly as possible. Unfortunatly I cant find anything near Milton Keynes... Gotta send my console via mail, I'm afraid.


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Have you updated the system software to the latest version? One of the recent updates (2.41) has caused this same issue for lots of people (read comments in this article) http://www.slipperybrick.com/2008/07/sony-ps3-241-firmware/

one person suggested formatting your hard drive, and on the next boot the ps3 should prompt you to download firmware, which theoretically should fix it. At this point it may be worth a shot, you should go to sony's support site for ps3 and follow the instructions on how to do that, or just check out some forumns, don't give up hope!

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