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My ps3 won't read any discs, games, music, dvd, etc.. I pu tin the disc and i hear it working, but it doesn't start up, ands no icon appears on the menu. The menu does turn on, but nothing else works..please HELP ME! thx

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  • cobra71 Nov 19, 2008

    Thanks mate, I have always had a 360 Swhich never had any dramas so this was a suprise. Cheers buddy

  • donnamckeown Nov 19, 2008

    Hi just got my new PS3 today, and when I first got it all started up, it worked fine, however after 15 mins, the game froze. After this, I tried restarting everything, and started it up with games, dvds and cd's however, it starts (with green and blue lights) for around 20 secs (with fan sounding noise) then cuts off, going onto flashing red light.... now nothing shows up on screen, even with the 15 sec it is loading.... what could this be? its brand new as well!

  • utrinque Dec 16, 2008

    I have a ps3 and it wont read discs anymore, the icon comes up to say that its got the disc in there but nothing happens, any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    was tryn to go wlreless an l guess dats where lt wat wrong, don't know y,,,,,can l get sum help,,,

  • sabrinagarry Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem, my PS3 freezed yesterday and I restarted it and now it wont load games/cd/movie. The light does turn blue and green when I insert a cd in it but nothing else happens (and it has the automatic loading parameter on)



    please help me

  • beefymc Dec 16, 2008

    icon comes on screen but games will not load

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Thats quite a common problem..you will have to contact sony for a replacement if its in the warranty period..i had the same problem. :(

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