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Well, considering sony's horrible loss of money dealing with the ps3, it is very possible that this is a built in flaw. A very large percentage of the 40gb models from November 2007 have faulty drives. Why not? 160 bucks a drive. Not much compared to loss, but hey anything helps.
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Mine died as a result of the 2.7 firmware upgrade. And no it wasn't coincidental. Many others are losing the drive due to corruption from multiple different versions of firmware. I was playing killzone 2. upgraded, rebooted, bam no more drive. The little circle in the top right corner would just spin and spin. Here's hoping Sony will recognize this problem and release a fix, but as of now they want to charge me 150 bucks to fix a problem they created.

I have an 80gig from may 2007. I don't have a ton of hours on it, its in a smoke free house and I don't mistreat it at all. I've never had a problem til i decided last week to connect finally download the updates. I downloaded 3.73 and the disc drive just spins and spins. I just downloaded the 4.0 and It still doesn't work.
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Western Digital blue 300 7200rpm samsung dvd burner stock windows home premium 7 
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Dell in2020m Hyundal Vw19g2 das keyboard ocz modxtream 600 
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nzxt m59 dell laser mouse 
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OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G OCZ VTX4-25SAT3-128G Western Digital WD10EZEX Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD ... 
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thermaltake water 2.0 extreme liquid cooler Windows 7 profesional 64-bit Asus VS238H-P 23" Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23" Monitor 
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Asus Vs238H-P 23" Monitor Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze ... nzxt m59 
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