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Reads my dvds and cd's but not ps3 discs

My Ps3 will sometimes read my game discs but not all the time but everytime i put a movie in or a cd it comes up in normal fashion.. im stuck!

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The optical lens in your blu ray drive is going out. It needs more to play games then to watch movies and cd's. This is a very common problem with the ps3. If you want to replace it yourself, you can find many replacements for your len on eBay and you can always google a decent tutorial for step by step instructions on how to replace it. If you need any help, just ask :)

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