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Slim model - spins disk, but does not read.

This model is about 1 year old. You can load a disc,it spins, but then nothing, it will not progress past the Sony screen. Also, prior to it not reading discs, it would freeze up. Any suggestions or is it done?

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Please check information in the TV screen. Is it unknown disk or just nothing. Unknown disk is indicate your lens is unable to read the disk. It could be because bad disc, dirty lens or defective lens. If nothing information in your screen, probably the problem is in your small motor to spin the disk.
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12) I checked the settings after the initial load and the Diagnostics and Drive speed reset to normal so it must be a one time run thing. My game has loaded everytime since and I haven't had to re-do the settings at all.

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