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No discs will load

When we put disc in (dvd/games we have tried both) the circle shows up in the top right hand corner but nothing else happens. we have restored the settings and still nothing.

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  • luivan_bike Dec 16, 2008

    i have that problem too.. and ive got no warranty and dont live in the states

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    Same exact problem. My warranty just expired last month :-(

  • hunger1 Dec 17, 2008

    my PS3 is selective about whivh Bluray discs it will play.

  • kurtfalcon Dec 17, 2008

    My Ps3 just stopped reading the discs. When I insert a disc it's as if I inserted nothing.

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If the circle is always showing up on the top right corner of the screen and doesnt load any games that means that you laser pick up is already busted.bring it to the nearest sony workshop for a replacement.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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