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My PS3 will not read blue ray movies any more and when I try to quit game from with in the game the system freezes with a black screen. I have to turn it off with the swich in the back. I've been having trouble with the power going on and off where I'm staying and the problems seem to have started after the power issues. I also am standing the system up so it sits virtical. Is that an issue? I have the older model PS3 with the 80 gig. Sending it anywhere to get fixed is not an option for me at this time. is there any way I can fix the problems here. I am not getting any error mesages or red lights or yellow lights. The only yellow light I'm getting is the light from the HUDD.

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Hi Bryce,

The disc reading problem is quite a common one!

It is caused by the laser coming away from the drive and you need to readjust the laser to get it to work.

Sounds bad but at least the drive is not broken JUST the laser needs readjusting.

Now let us look at how you can fix this:

Solution 1:

The normal way to fix this is to send it in and they will do the work for you at the factory. However it will cost about $150 and also you will have to wait about 4 weeks.

If you do not play on your PS3 that much this may be the best solution for you.

Solution 2: For A Faster Fix

If you want the games reading problem fixed quickly then you should check out some good PS3 Repair guides.

They normally include videos showing you how to readjust the laser - it takes about 20 mins.

Make sure you check out the full reviews below so you can fix a good one!

Click Here For A Full Review Of The Best PS3 Disc Reading Fix


Hope this helps and if so please leave a comment or if you have any questions let me know?

Posted on Apr 14, 2011

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