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PS3 won't play discs anymore

I have had my ps3 for less then a year and it now wont play any discs. DVD's Blu Ray Games... they freeze up or say invalid disc. i dont know what to do to fix this.

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Unfortunately your bluray laser has probably failed or is failing. the diode burns out quickly on these older units. call sony they charge 150 or send it to me for 100..24hr turnaround

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