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PS3 will not read the disks

We have a ps3 at my dad's house and it rarelt gets played. It was in a closet for almost a year. We just started playing it and aout of no where it won't read the disks. It will show the little loading circle in the corner but nothing happens. It is in great condition. Any help? we have had it longer than a year so warrenty is voided. If we have to send it in how much will it cost roughly.

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May need to clean the laser lense or may need a new lense period.

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