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Disc drive wont work

My son put a virgin smart card in the playstation 3 tray. I used a pair of tweezers to get it out which seems to have fixed it. But now the problem is when ever I put the disc at the tray opening it makes a chuntering sound and wont allow me to put the disk any further. Can anyone tell me whats wrong with it? Please please help me!!!!!
The nearest repair shop is a 1 hour train ride away and they are charging me £100 just to look at it!

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  • bananajam_2_ Mar 01, 2009

    Well...

    After I pulled the card out with tweezers and the chuntering sound continued i just pressed the eject button for about 30 seconds and stopped when the sound changed and it seems fine now!!!

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