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My ps3 won't read any discs, is there anything I can do?

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  • bluray2008 Nov 26, 2008

    we have a blu ray dvd player that just stopped reading all discs. Is this fixable? or should we junk it?

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Same problem here  updated system played game game froze now - it wont read any games, dvds, blu rays... please help

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What you need to do here is determine whether the problem is the disc itself or the PS3 drive. You can easily test to see if the problem is the disc by putting in another PS3 Game, Blu-Ray, or DVD. If it reads it, then the problem is the disc itself, not the PS3.

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