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Ps3 you said that the ps3 will not read the discs maybe because it overheated or the microchip is bad. what microchip? does it have to do with the controller card on the drive?? thanks JJ

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  • donzai Nov 27, 2008

    hi there,
    i have had ps3 for about a year, and everythng works fine, but for some reason MGS 4 and medal of honor airborne dont load.. the playsation icon comes up when i insert the disk, then my tv just goes blue( when it clicks onto HDMI)

    not a tv fault, as i will put in another disc and it works fine..

    anyone know the cause for this?
    thanks a mil.

  • bringthemosh Mar 25, 2009

    I bought silent hill homecoming awhile ago and have played it quite a bit. But the other day I went to play it and it wouldnt load..the icon under games does not come up. But when I put in any other game everything works jsut fine...wtf..

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Hi, the micro-chip is located in the actual console of the ps3. if the chip is bad, then the console will not read the disk. if the console over heated, it will also not read the disk. to get a micro-chip replaced or fixed is to send it to a professional. or if you know how to take apart the console and buy the chip then you can put it in that way.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Listen for the drive does it spin up?
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Peace PS3 fans.

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