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Ps3 not reading discs!

I have had no problems with my ps3, until i hired a blu ray movie from blockbuster. The movie started to play but about 2 mins into the movie it froze for about 10 seconds, when it resumed i rewound the film back to where it skipped from (it skipped about 10 mins). I then resumed playing and after about 30 seconds it happened again. I turned it off and left it. The next evening i came to watch a different movie and it wouldn't work. The ps3 turns on and the menu screen appears but wont read discs. I have tried numerus games, blu rays and ordinary dvd's but none of the seem to read. I have Formatted the hard drive and reset the com back to default factory settings but still no joy. Please help!!!! test test test 5.33

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What is wrong is when you got the blue ray set up it was probly set up diff.if it is not reading games or movies then you eye is scrached.the eye if u dont know is what reads everything

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