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My PS3 Isn't Reading

I can't get it to read. I tried reformating it. I tried restoring it. It just froze up in the middle of a game and hasn't played since.

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  • antman_12121 Feb 28, 2008

    Lastnight I was playing a game specifically Cod 4 and my screen went blank so I quit the game. When it went back to the lobby area it wouldnt load the game, or any other disk for that matter. Is there anything I can do I've tried re-storing meaning erasing everything. Please help.

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The problem is a faulty hard drive. If you are still under warranty, replace your systems as soon as possible.

Please let me know if this helps. Good luck!

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