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Thankfully it was fixable. Bought a sega saturn a while back, well it showed up while my wife was having surgery, never got to test. Last night I tried to play a game and the damn cd spindle was pushed so far down you could not even put a disc on it at all. It's been 3 months so nothing I was gonna be able to do about it. System was listed as tested and working. It did not happen in shipping because obviously the cover was closed and no damage anywhere. They obviously just made an assumption that it worked, no way in hell they tested it. I tried prying up on the thing with butter knives and flat heads and such, it would not budge, opened up the system, tried again with better leverage points and vision, nope. Got some pliers started trying to pull it up ruck it back and forth no go. This is like really kinda pulling a lot harder than I should have been. Finally I started looking around for replacement drives, found there are some available, not to bad. Decided to give 1 last try before i ordered a replacement drive. I got channel logs out and just ripped that damn thing off. Took a ridiculous amount of force, and somehow didn't tear up the motor or anything around it. So, it turns out, I didn't end up losing any money, but pisses me off you make a big point about tested and working and it obviously was not.