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I have a playstation 3. Every time i try to play a game it doesn't work. It either plays for a few minutes and then a cd starts flashing with a question mark in the upper left hand corner. Other times it says there was an error starting the disk.

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Sounds like cd lens needs cleaning you can buy a kit to fix this

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