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Some PS3 tech support anyone?

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  1. DJDunn6

    DJDunn6 Walk On

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    Some PS3 tech support anyone?

    So it really looks like my ps3 is acting up. I have been blaming servers and ea but I think it is the system now. At least 75% of the time my game just locks up online or off. It was doing it mostly with NCAA but tonight I put in the new madden and the same thing. It is a fat boy about 5+ years old. I have read around that sometimes a new firmware download causes this. Any advise out there? Are the newer PS3's backwards compatible? Do I just get a refurb? Any info from you guys will be appreciated not sure what to do I can not have this with the season almost here. I also can not really tell my wife I need a new PS3 either right now. Started the first week of NCAA and there was a firmware update in there somewhere. Also ironic that it started when I got home from vacation and also my sub blew on my sound system wonder if there was a storm? Sorry to babble not happy at all...
     
  2. DJDunn6

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    It would seem that either the blu ray is starting to go or the lens needs cleaning anyone ever do this themselves?
     
  3. klaximilian

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    I did on a PS2. Im not sure how to do a PS3...
     
  4. bamagrad

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    plenty of Youtube's on how to fix yr PS3 yrself. I've done it myself when my laser went out a few years ago, I've had mine 6 yrs and no problems like what was mentioned earlier.
     
  5. DJDunn6

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    Well I took it apart as shown in a repair guide video cleaned it up and now nothing reads at all. Maybe it was on its way out and that put it over the edge? So I must decide whether to order a new laser for around 45-50 dollars or replace the unit. The PS3 works just does not read any disk and gives no error message about it.
     
  6. Hulk_hagen_55

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    well you already have it apart, spend hte 60 instead of the 300 for a working system
     
  7. klaximilian

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    Good luck, just make sure your game is ready to go by the time we play on Thanksgiving...
     
  8. DJDunn6

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    Haha oh I will be waiting for you and fireman Ed I owe you one for sure. I will have this resolved this weekend. The new blu ray drive takes 4-5 days but I am going to borrow my buddies PS3 for the week on Sunday at the latest.
     

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