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PS3 will not read discs

When i turn on my ps3, there is a green light on the right that indicates the power that stays on all the time. When i enter a disc of any kind, a blue light flashes for about 5 seconds, the ps3 makes some noise, but ultimately nothing is read and the ps3 goes back to just a green light on the right. It will not read discs of any kind and i was wondering if there is a way to fix it without replacing the drive?

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