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Machine will not recocnize any insertd discs. no mechanical sounds of trying. shut down system several times and allowed to cool. appears as though everything else functions fine.

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  • mfatzii Jul 20, 2008

    7 months olds, looks like a trip to sony

  • mfatzii Jul 20, 2008

    still new to this forum...I am above ps3 console

  • Steve Stonebraker
    Steve Stonebraker May 11, 2010

    which console?


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Did you run any firmware updates in the past month? Sony's latest updates have been causing horrible errors on their system., definitly talk to sony support

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • Steve Stonebraker
    Steve Stonebraker Jul 27, 2008

    One of the
    recent updates (2.41) has caused issues for lots of people
    (read comments in this article)

    one person suggested formatting your hard drive,
    and on the next boot the ps3 should prompt you to download firmware,
    which theoretically should fix it. At this point it may be worth a
    shot, you should go to sony's support site for ps3 and follow the instructions on how to do that, or just check out some forumns, don't give up hope!


Ya sorry, ps3

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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