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Clicking noise whenever i insert a game or dvd the ps3 makes a machine gun clicking noise sound and doesnt load then stops then when i eject the disc it makes the same noise then when it stops i press eject again it ejects, how do i fix this problem it does it about half the time i insert a disc.

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The only way to fix it is to open up the disc drive and reset the the mechanism that sets the disc with the laser. As the system draws the disc in, it also raises the laser unit that is hooked to a gear driven mechinism. Sometimes when dropped, kicked, smacked...etc, the gears can come off of alignment. It's a pain to repair but really not that hard. You really need some patience and a to be carefull not to damage anything. Hope this helps.

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