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Backwards Compatible PS3 wont read any discs.

I had purchased a PS3 that is backwards compatible. It worked perfectly fine until we updated it and now it will not read any discs; this includes PS2, PS3, Bluray, or DVD. Tried a factory reset and it did nothing. Any advice?

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