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Ps3 won't play blurays

My ps3 will play games but there are glitches in the graphix, little green boxes on characters faces. Blu-rays will start to play then freeze. Is my lense fried?

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Contact Sony 1-877-253-SONY(7669) You should get a replacement system since this is a common defect.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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