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Playstation 3 plays games not blu ray or dvd

I have a playstation 3 that I have only used a handfull of times, all the sudden it will not play dvds or blu rays. I tried games and they still work fine but when I put in a dvd the screen goes blank but the machine is still on and there is nothing I can do to get out of it. I need to turn off the system and turn it back on to get it to do anything. I tried a blu ray next and it recognized the disk and gave me the little picture and title, but when I selected to watch it the same blank screen occured and there was nothing i could do but turn it off and on again. can anyone tell me what is going on and what i need to do to repair it. It is 2 months past warrenty.

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If you have the disc reading problems you will need to clean the lens to get this done you can either send it back in or you can repair it yourself

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Go to www.modchipman.com for repairs it has exactly what your talking about i used them for my 2 360 repairs and they turned my ps3 backwards compatible. =)

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