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Not reading disc

I got my ps3 with the old version and wasnt able to play good games until i updated it on the net, but after i updated the system i put a game in and the loading icon appears but it just keeps loading and dosnt come up. i even used a game that worked before the update

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If you in anyway did not complete the update it can actually seriously damage your system. If you canceled the update or prematurely stopped it. i suggest calling suport at 1-800-345-SONY (7669) or emailing them at http://www.us.playstation.com/corporate/ConsumerServices

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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You can also try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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