Playstation 3 won't read discs? apparently this is a common problem. how to fix?

Richard J.
Device: 
Playstation 3 - PS3

"alright, my ps3 60gb won't read discs anymore. i'll explain what it does, i put the disc in and the little icon on the top right appears (loading)
but nothing else happens. no option to play the game comes up.
it doesn't say that it can't read the disc, it just doesn't. i can access everything else though.
how do i fix this? i tried compressed air in the thing, and it was a no go.
i didn't open it up. my guess is it's the lasor or the disc drive, i don't think it's spinning.
but thenagain, i'm not positive. but i know this is a common problem, so does anybody know the fix?
anybody have the same problem?"

Answer: 
Sign in .Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option) go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies .check the disc if it has fingerprints or scratches if it does then thats your problem . if you have the 60GB sos mate they have alot of problems or maybe try this put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it then switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it then put it back on then the fan test should be working this may cool it down
A complete format/reset to PS3 system has fixed all of my problems about not loading/reading CD issues ;)
"1. Turn off Playstation®3. 2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again. 3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps 4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button. 5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button 6. The Recovery menu will pop up. "
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