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The playstation 3 wont read discs. Regardless of what disc I put in, DVD, Bluray, game or CD it just wont read. I'm pretty sure that it's not spinning the disc because it doesn't make the humming sound it normally does when it reads. I thought about maybe using an USB bluray player but... do those things even exist?

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You could buy a new Bluray drive and swap the dead one out. They cost around $80 and aren't hard at all to swap out. You could also try to lubricate the shaft of the drive motor, as it may just have ground to a halt from friction. Other than that, there's not much other than getting a repair/replacement from Sony.

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