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Ps3 won't take in disc

The discs won't go all the way into my PS3. It gets 90% of the way in and then won't go any farther. Needless to say it can't read the discs. Anyone seen anything like this before?

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Sure have, the tray that takes the disc in is off track.I have had the issue with one of the ps3's that I had but I had to take it apart and reset the tracks.. Its a long process and could ruin your ps3. Call sony and see what they will do as its not a hard drive or an actual internal blu ray issue.. It might be 50$ to fix but its really worth it. If not I would be more then happy to walk you step by step to open and fix it... Or I would be more then happy to buy it and get you a great deal on a new ps3.. a 40gb 300$

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