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Disc will not eject from PS3

The PS3 tries to ejct the disc, with no success. Does not read that disc is in system. Suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    my console will not read that a disc is in there. everything works, just wont read the disc.

  • jerag_kindre Sep 29, 2008

    Disk does not eject; tried turning the power off then turning it back on, then hitting the eject button, It sounded like the mechanism was working but no disk came out.

  • awillads Nov 16, 2008

    I just in a Blu Ray disc rented from blockbuster and have turned it on and off several times and tried to eject, but nothing just noise

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Power of and power back on. Then try to eject the disc right away.

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