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Unit cannot read the DVD-ROM

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My PS3 seems not able to read its DVD-ROM, in the menu, it only give a choice Multi media but it cannot read the disc insereted on it?

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  • Kyle Porter May 11, 2010

    Does it read anything else? Like a blu ray disc or is it just not reading a dvd?

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First, reset the system. Hold down the power button (blue/green) on the front of the console for about 10 secs, until it beeps. This will reset your system, keeping all previous settings in tact.

If this does not work, be sure to test the drive with a BlueRay movie, listen to the drive when inserting a disk to hear if it spins up initially. If you have a downloaded game or demo, does it work. The more information you can bring to a problem the greater the chance to getting a fix.

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