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Not working hey dude. my ps3 isnt reading any disk i insert. i dont even think its spinning inside. im not hearing anything. but everything else works

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I had the same problem with my 80gig ps3 the optical drive just died and sony replaced it for me and it only took about 2 weeks through there warranty system exchange.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    everything turns on fine but I get black screen like the outputs were'nt plugged in but it also sounds quiter than usual....



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Hey, it seems your ps3 optical drive might be broken. if you unplug and restart your console and it still doesn't spin at all, then the drive is just burnt out. if you have a warranty with a store, just bring it in, they should replace it right there. such as best buy. But, if you do not have a warranty or it has ran out, you will have to send it in to Sony. Sorry to be the barer of bad news, im sure this was not the answer you were hoping. i have had my share of console returns with the ps2. thanks for listening.

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