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Playstation 3 won't read disks... movies or games. Green and blue lights on.

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99 out of 100 times it means the blu-ray laser has failed. You will need to swap it out with a new one. I would suggest finding a local game repair company / guy. Repair takes about 15 minutes with someone who has the parts and right tools. Average repair cost out the door is about 100 or through Sony it's 150+ tax shipping :(

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