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PS 3 disc drive not spinning.

PS 3 not recognizing any discs. I believe it is not spinning. All of this seems to be right after latest OS update. Any ideas?

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If your playstation is not reading any disks the chances are its the blue ray drive. they do have a problem with certain batch numbers and a phone call to sony will usually solve it as they send a courrier to collect, repair and return it for free if its a new model or for a small fee if its about a year old. if you are handy with things like this then it is possible to buy a replacement and do it yourself but if you lack experience its not advisable as a mistake will be expensive

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