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My playstation 3 won't play my new games or old games

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Mine did stopped working, but I read on the internet that I could re-align the blu-ray laser by holding down the eject button for 10sec.(make sure you don't have any games in there while doing it).

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if it dont work, bring it to sony or place u bought it at. get a replacement.

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