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Playstation 1: Disc starts up, but stops after "logo with music" appears

Ugh. Long shot here, but maybe someone can help.
Basically, I insert a disc, then the expected PS logo with attendant music plays - but the game should continue from there. In my case, nothing happens from this point. The logo remains and the disc continues spinning.

I've cleaned the lens and done all the obvious stuff. Any thought?
Thanks, all....

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  • m-jam Jun 17, 2008

    my PS1 will play  only up until the sony logo. It would only play up until the white part of the logo. The CD spins but nothing happens. After a minute it would go to the memory card menu... Coould you please help me?!?!?

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Try putting one disc on top of another

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The circuitry could be damaged see if you can find a gaming repair shop

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