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My playstation 3 wont play any games but it plays the movies that arent blueray

About three weeks ago my playstation stopped playing all my games it only plays movies at first i thought the hard drive was dirty but i cleaned it and it still wont play them i believe it just doesnt want any blueray disks do u have any idea of what it has and of how i can fix it?

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Open up the PS3 and then open up the Blu-Ray Drive. Then clean the lens with rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol on a q-tip. I heard that lighter fluid on a q-tip works way better than rubbing alcohol and isopropyl alcohol, so try using it on a q-tip to clean the lens. I'm not responsible for any damages to your console.

If that doesn't work then go here to get help from other people -

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I fixed my problem by going to the system restore PS3 system(located at the system settings)..After I restored it everything worked fine..The worst part was having to restart and create new user names tho...

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