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Dvd rom in ps3 not reading

In my sony ps3, on inserting a disk, red laser beam comes and the laser moves up and down, focousing on the disc, but the spindle motor does not rotate. kindly help.

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First of all its a blu ray drive. And sorry to say your probably out of luck, blu ray drives in ps3's ****, they are the cheapest blu ray drive on the market and they wear out fast. I think sony fixes them for 160$ without warrenty, if u do have warrenty just send it in. Hope this helps.
joel 098 (also have busted ps3)

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