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PS froze on start

My Playstation randomly stopped working one day. When I turn it on it goes to the screen where you can select Memory Card or CD Player...
the arrow appears on Memory Card. But i cannot use the controller to move or select anything. Then the arrow randomly disappears. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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If it is only one disk, clean the underside ot the disk with cd cleaner and try again if problem persists, the disk may be defective or the unit may have problems.

If all disks do this, there is most likely a problem with the system call 1-800-345-sony for assistance.

This was in the manual which was printed 9 years ago, so if the number has changed or they no longer cover the ps1, i whouldn't know what to do if cleaning the blue lens thingy doesn't fix the problem.

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