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My ps3 won't read any games

When I put in a game, I get a green and a blue light, both steady. On the 'game' file, no disc game icon shows up. Same with dvd's.
I bought this ps3 40g just over a month ago off of ebay. I plugged it in and tested it and it worked (but didn't put a game in) and wrapped it for xmas. Now I don't think I can get my cash back because it's been over 30 days.

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U want to take the top of the playstation and clean the disk drive out because might getting trapped in the fedders were the disk goes so your ps3 wont read it or just take it to a game shop they might fix it.

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