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My PS 3 is having a hard time reading discs. Sometimes it will read them other times it wont or sometimes in the middle of a game i will get a blank screen

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    when i put in the games the lil loading circle just keeps going and nothing poips up

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    I got the same problem on the same date as you.

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Clean your games and when use your system keep it where form overheating.These problems will not happen if you read your owners manual.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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Chances are, your disc drive stopped working. No big deal. Just call up sony (the number can be found in the back of basically any game's instrustion manual. You can also find it by pushing SELECT in the playstation store) and get it repaired. Mine only took about a week.

This is a common error unfortuately with PS3. Hopefully your system is under warranty and can be replaced for free.

Good luck to you and Happy Gaming!

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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