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Another Playstation 3 problem (HELP)

Okay, I was playing COD4 one night and logged on to play online. Got into a room and was about to start playing. Got to the load up screen and then all of the sudden my ps3 froze. So I did what every person would do, I turned the console off. Now when I turned it back on the unit would not recognize that their was a disc in it. Now most people would think the ps3 would give me a disc read error but no in this case, it actually does not even recognize I put a game in it. Does this sound like something other people may have? I have tried putting blu-rays in it and dvds and different games and still does not acknowledge I put anyting in it. I can still do everything else on it though like log onto the internet and visit the playstation store. Someone please help me.

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  • dclocke1982 Sep 26, 2008

    Just an update as to my problem:

    It has been solved. I sent the ps3 back to sony because it was still under warranty. It took them an impressive one week to get my ps3 and send it right back to me. So whatever the problem is it was an easy replacement part.

    Thanks for the help


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You have a (all too common) laser problem and need to get it serviced or replaced. This is happening to every 1 out of 10 PS3 units. The lasers are getting harder to get, and this (like gasoline) is causing the price to rise. I would call Sony first though. http://www.us.playstation.com/support/ps3

One person told me that if all else fails, to reset the system defaults. CAUTION: do not click on the "Reset PS3 System" !! It will wipe your hard drive.

Go to System Settings >> Restore System Defaults >>Yes. I have not been lucky enough to see this work, but it's worth a try.

I hope this helps

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