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Sony PS3 Not Reading Disks or Games

This is a very common problem on the Ps3 and is a strong indicator that the Bluray drive is malfunctioning. Usually this can be pinpointed to the laser lens within the drive which is failing to read information from the disk.

Sometimes this can be resolved by gently cleaning the lens with a Q-Tip and some isopropyl alcohol to simply remove dirt that may be impeding the laser from reading the disk but more than often the lens itself is faulty and will need replacing.

Pictures speak a thousand words so please see the videos below for an excellent video walk-through on how you can do this yourself.

Please be sure the console is disconnected from the mains supply before carrying out any of this type of work.

If you do not feel confident in doing this repair the unit will have to be returned to Sony who generally replace the whole drive unit including the lens. Total cost from Sony is $150 to make the repair.

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my PS3 does not reading any disk...what going on with my PS3


Hi,

This is quite a common problem on the Ps3 and is the first indicator that the Bluray drive is malfunctioning. Usually this can be pinpointed to the laser lens within the drive which is failing to read information from the disk. Sometimes this can be resolved by cleaning the laser but this is not always guaranteed to work.

For a full breakdown on the issues and solutions involved please view this FixYa Tip.

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Hi,

This is a very common problem on the Ps3 and is usually the first indicator that the Bluray drive is malfunctioning. This can most often be pinpointed to the laser lens within the drive which is failing to read information from the disk.

For a full breakdown on the issues and solutions involved with this please view this FixYa Tip.

If the solution helps - please do leave a vote for it.

Thanks.

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Hi,

This is a very common problem on the Ps3 and is the first indicator that the Bluray drive is malfunctioning. Usually this can be pinpointed to the laser lens within the drive which is failing to read information from the disk. Sometimes this can be resolved by cleaning the laser but this is not always guaranteed to work.

For a full breakdown on the issues and solutions involved please view this FixYa Tip.

If the solution helps - please do leave a vote for it.

Thanks.

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not reading discs


Hi

This is a very common problem on the Ps3 and is a strong indicator that your Bluray drive is malfunctioning. Usually this can be pinpointed to the laser lens which is failing to read information from the disk.

Sometimes you can resolve it by gently cleaning the laser lens with a Q-Tip and some isopropyl alcohol but most often the lens itself will need replacing.

I have included this excellent walk-through on how you can do this yourself.

Please be sure the console is disconnected from the mains supply before carrying out any of this type of work.

http://www.supermodchips.com.au/pages.php?pageid=36

Otherwise the unit will have to be returned to Sony who generally replace the whole drive unit including the lens. Total cost from Sony is $150 to make the repair.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Dec 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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