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Will not read discs

My ps3 wont read any discs and to top that off i lost my receipt is there any thing i can do

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I had the exact same problem, was playing call of duty4 online turned it off, woke up next morning and no games would load up. so i rang game-station where i brought it from before christmas and told them, all they said to me was bring it in and we will replace it with a new 1, they could'nt offer any advice on how to get it working :( so i dont no if they have come across this problem before and sony have just told them to replace it. but i didnt want to loose all my saved data, or my online rankin with call of duty so i asked them what they could do, they said they could swap the hard-drive i have atm, and put it in a new machine but they dont no if it will carry or my data over, and id properly loose all my online rankings,and rating. so id have to start all over again which will realy anoy me.

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