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Ps3 160gb blu ray drive not spinning?! :(


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Hey guys,

While playing black ops this afternoon my game crashed and the ps3 frooze, when I rebooted it, it showed no game been loaded? I've tried using a lens cleaner disc but it looks as though the disks are not spinning as the disk was in the same position when I ejected it? The ps3 was bought from another member on here and i think over 1yr old so no warranty. I've tried the secret system menu and rebuilt the hard drive default settings etc. But nothing.
When I first put a disc in the drive does make a spin or load noise but then nothing, can anyone help :lease:


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Are any discs shown on screen, i.e: do dvd's/blu-rays work, as you said games don't so do others?
Have you tried it with the lid off, checking to see if the discs actually spin?

check and see, as if it is reading dvd's then chances are the blu-ray laser is kaput, but if it's not spinning discs, chances are the motor has gone, which might be an issue, as it only comes without the mechanism(possible, but in most cases, unlikely, as the laser tends to give out first.)
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