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Won't play games

My play station takes the disc, but the turntable doesn't start spinning and the laser does seem to hunt for info. This was an intermittent problem. Now, the disc motor won't turn on.

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    the disc spins for at the most 30secs then stops....it doesnt play any games...and the one that plays displays an error (8001002b)....how can i fix this? do i have to take it to sony?

  • SAM LEES Jun 25, 2008

    My playstation will not load up the games i just got metal gear solid and just got on the story mode n it crashed so i reset the ps3 and it will not find eny of my games or dvds or nothing very very p e e e e e d off

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We had a similar problem with our PS3. Called Sony tech support and they walked us through several troubleshooting steps, but couldn't get it to read a disc.

Go to the Playstation Forum: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/
In the "Search" box, type "will not read disc" and you'll find others with similar problems.

If your PS3 is under warranty, they'll likely have you ship the old one back and they'll replace it. Unfortunately, that means you'll be without a PS3 for 3-4 weeks. Good luck.

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