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It won't play blueray discs. It will play the regular cd's but not the games and blueray cds.

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The most likely cause is that you have fried the BluRay laser in the unit, unfortunately you will have to contact sony and have them replace it for a fee unless you are still under warranty in which case they will do it for free(Excluding shipping and handling) unless you are highly adept to saudering, in which case there are tutorials on the internet for replacing a BluRay laser in a PS3. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!

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