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It reads one game and cds but that's it

I've tried everything but taking my machine apart! With alot of effort and patience I can get my ps to play music disks and Final Fantasy IV but it skips alot. Anything else freezes. Do I need serious repairs?

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Re: It reads one game and cds but that's it

That happened to me so i'll save you the trouble get a new one

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