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Not reading disc

My Ps3 is not reading the disc and when it does, that little circle in the right hand corner dosen't go away.

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    dvd's are ok but it wont play the games. i have tried several different games and the result is the same. the lifflte circle in the right hand corner just stays on and nothing happens.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc error etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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