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My PS3 will not play movies or games. I can do everything else; internet, see photos, etc... I think maybe the laser is out on it. It rarely got used for about a year, so it may be dirty. Any ideas are appreciated.

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    Scott Frye Oct 11, 2010

    Hi,

    When you put a game disc in , does it sound like anything spinning or starts to?

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This is a problem occurring in all the play station 3 consoles....... this is mainly because of the poor quality of the disc.....as a result it leads to the damage of ur PS3 lens..............use good original discs........the heating effect is due to the long usage of pirated discs ...

check your lens if its working good then better download this Repair Guide for further information
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