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My ps3 will not read blu ray discs

It read regular dvd and games fine just not blu ray it spins but never loads it just started recently and im up to date on updates

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Have it checked by specialist if it has what we call diamond head please clean it with spirit or alcoholic liquid with soft brush maybe just dust.if not replace censor ray and mercury liquid staff

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