The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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disk won't eject--makes clicking noise when you try

When we push the eject button, there is a clicking noise like it is trying to eject, but can't make it happen. Did the fan test (turn off the system, hold finger on eject button while turning the system back on) to no avail.

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There are a couple of different parts in the drive that can cause that problem and it also depends on if there is already a disk in the system. The parts could be a white magnetic spindle or the gate in front of the drive. When the Blu-ray drive tries to eject the cd, it has to push up a white magnetic spindle in order to push the disk forward. The spindle drops down again when a cd is inserted and this is what keeps the disk from moving around in the drive while spinning. If the spindle gets stuck by falling to far into the drive it can cause the arms that push out the disk and open the gate to click a couple of times until it fails. This can be fixed by properly resetting the spindle back into place, which might take a couple of tries if you have never done it before since it has to be pretty precise on location. The gate on the other hand can also be stuck due to a gear slip or if they were opened too much and cannot close. Again this is not and easy fix as you must set them in precisely and they do not like to stay unless they are all together. You can view a picure of a PS3 blu-ray drive Here. One more thing to consider is that if a disk has gotten stuck in there, it is a good idea to leave the disk in when putting it back together since there is a sensor in the front that identifies that a disk is inside. Again this is just a note and not critical to the repair process.

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very good advice.

dont be afraid of taking it apart, just remember puting that white spindle back. i once have forgotten, you havent seen so much fun in your life...

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Give How to realign blu-ray dirve a read, you may find it useful. Once you open the blu-ray drive, you can manually spin the gears until the drive is lined up properly. You then just have to reassemble everything.

Good luck, and let us know how it works out.

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Guys, shake your PS3 side to side. Not up and down or any kind of diagonal nonsense, just side to side. Not too hard though. Seriously, my not girlfriend that i just broke up with figured it out. &&^& me.

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how i can fix my cd is not spinning an my ps3

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Just wait it out seriously. I tried everything everyone suggested. I tried for 30 minutes to get it out. Then I said F' it and sat there for maybe 10-15 minutes just cleaning my sisters ps3 and figured wth might as well try. Hit the eject button and Ta'Da! Game came right out :)

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