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Repair game systems that have problems reading disks

The Trick is to disassemble the console and open the disk drive. DO NOT use alcohol to clean the lense as this will ruin it. to clean your laser lense use eyeglass gleaner and a eyeglass cloth. I do this whn I repaire xbox 360's and it works Great.

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xunrecognized disc


If its only the one disk that isnt working.

Try thoroughly cleaning the disk.

If its more then one disk giving that error.. You will need to clean the lense on the dvd drive.

Either purchase a lens cleaning disk, or open the xbox, open the drive.

And manually clean the lense with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol

Aug 17, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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my console wont read games


Hi.

This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. The unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You could try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution.

If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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DISK READ


Hi.

Unfortunately this is a common problem on the PS3 and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. The unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You could try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution.

If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

See this example below and thanks for using FixYa;

Nov 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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console not reading disk


Hi,

This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution.

If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

See an example below.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.


Sep 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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disk does not turn on ps3


Hi

This is down to a failed drive unit. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service. They are turning them over for exchange units now and if your PS3 is out of warranty the cost is $150.

You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue as if the laser is dirty it cannot detect a disk and therefore the disk will not turn.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution. If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

See an example below.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

Sep 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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