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Our playstation 3 does not read any game disc's but we can still access the hard drive?

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Since the disc drive and hard drive aren't linked, the disc drive can fail while still allowing you to access all the data on your PS3.

Unfortunately, if the disc reading problems continue, there's very little you can do about it yourself. It's possible the lens reading the discs has becomes smudged. You can try a disc cleaner to see if it helps.

If not, you will likely have to send it in for repairs, which may be expensive. Make sure you backup your saves and other files to a USB drive before sending it. Good luck!

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Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

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4)Clear the Xbox360 cache. Clearing the cache may remove updates to certain games. Keep this in mind.
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