Am wondering if anyone has ever struck my situation.

Our PS3 has suddenly stopped playing game discs, but plays Blu-ray movies fine. When I put in any game disc it just continually makes noises like it's trying to read it, but the game never starts and the game icon never appears.

So I'm not sure what to do - I can send it off to get the Blu-ray laser replaced for $100, but I'm not convinced this is definitely the problem.

I have done a full reset and reformat of the PS3 with no luck. I could also try to take it apart myself and clean the lasers. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has struck my situation, as googling it hadn't come up with much.

Oh, and I do have a PS4, but the kids use the PS3 so hence why I want to get it going again and not just upgrade. Thanks