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Hi, the first thing to try is go to a computer hardware store and buy a cd lense cleaning kit then run this inside your ps3 and this will then clean the lense and should hopefully get it working for you

if it dont check you have any warranty left before you let anyone do any work on it if you have no warranty then your going to need to get a new dvd drive fitted getting this done will solve your problem and will get it working again.

this is not an easy job to do yourself so dont try it if you have never done this before.

let me know if you need further assistance ok
plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

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