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Disc not loading

Just bought a new playstation 3, it worked fine but no the games will not load, have screen ok but cannot hear disc spinning / starting up.

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    discs not loading /games and films on ps3

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I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

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• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

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