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Round icon on top right corner.. doesn't read any media - games, movies, etc.

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  • zoopmitty May 11, 2010

    what you have is a problem thats hard to diagnose. i've seen few systems with the same problem. what happens when i put a disk is the ps3 is that the round icon spins in the top right corner spins as if its loading the games/movies. but after few minutes the icon disappear and there is no icon of the disk under the game/movie tab. the easiest
    thing you can try is to clean the lens. along with checking the
    cables that connect your drive to the motherboard and
    etc.. if that didn't work you can try replacing the whole drive
    -- *NOTE* if you do change the drive make sure you buy the right type
    and also when u buy a new drive you will be getting the drive/moter only
    and not the control board that is attached underneath . you'll have to
    put your old control board onto the new drive hopefully you get
    your drive working after these steps if not you will be getting into
    more complicated fixes. this is one of the sites that i come
    across alot that fixes different ps3 problemshttp://www.gophermods.com/index.php?l=pr...
    still if that didn't work you may need to replace couple of things
    on the drive board which can get very technical. very technical because
    in 2 ways. 1) your ic chip may be bad and you could try replacing
    that on your control board but that involves desoldering/soldering near
    many other component of the board. very trickly 2)if after you
    replaced the chip and it still didn't work you may have more than 1
    problem on your control board in which case you just need a new control
    board but the thing is there is another chip that (the nand chip which
    holds the firmware of your ps3) is married to the (main) mother board and
    without that chip your ps3 will not read/load/operate any of the disk or
    downloaded games on your ps3 hard drive.
    so just swapping the control board won't work. So you'll have to buy a
    new control board and swap out the nand chip. again very technical and
    not for a novice. even some repair shops send it off to do these fixes
    to a more specialist if your ps3 is still under warranty its
    just best to send it off to sony
    and let them fix it for free. they cover your system for a year from
    the date of purchase. and you may or maynot get your original system
    back. check youtube
    for "replacing ic chip on ps3" or "replacing nand chip on ps3" you'll
    find that some people have actually fixed their systems.

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Update 3.30 just bricked your PS3. A future firmware update may fix this but so far Sony is denying any knowledge and telling users to send their console back to them.

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