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Ps3 disk read

My ps3 doesn't read any disks. When I put a disk in it doesn't spin, it makes a faint clunk sound. Someone told me they had the exact same issue and put linux on there machine and it worked through linux. Any ideas besides putting linux on?

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    I have the same problem, and whats linux?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    I have the same problem. How do I fix it and whats Linux and how do I install that?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    when i was playing my nfs pro street the game just froze and it jumped right to the xmb interface without me quitting or ending playback what is the problem ? please help

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    Chris Gibbs Dec 22, 2007

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Whats linux?

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