Tip & How-To about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

If your ps3 reads everything but blu-ray or won't read anything go by my steps.

Most likely you need a new eye.My ps3 wasn't reading neither.At first it was reading everything but blu-ray.Then it wasn't reading anything.Little circle in corner be spinning and everything.I cleaned my eye I used cd cleaner didn't work.My system is out of warranty so had to get it fixed on own.So i opened it got a q-tip wiped it off with alcohol switched ends.With dry tip and dried the eye off.That will help you if your ps3 reads everything but blu-ray.But all it was really doing is telling me my eye was dying.Suddenly it read nothing so I invested in a new eye.Put it in myself now she's running like a champ.Hope this help but if your system still play dvd movies and ps2 games.Your blu-ray is acting up go by my steps first.Before destroying your ps3 or buying another might be a 50 dollar problem.Compared to sony 160 to send you another used 1.You can find a blu-ray eye cheap this days on internet.

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Purchased 60GB backward compatable PS3 ( used). Will not play games, PS2 or PS3, they freeze up.


There are 3 main causes and solutions:

Software Issue (Restore the PS3 to factory settings via Sytem, Settings, Restore PS3

Dirty blu-ray lens ( take the PS3 apart and clean the laser eye carefully with a DRY q-tip.

Faulty / Failing blu-ray drive ( check and secure all of the cables to the blu-ray drive)

If the issue persists then more than likely you'll need to swap the blu-ray laser out with a new one.

There are a ton of guides on ps3hax.net and youtube.

Hope this info helps!

Oct 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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my ps3 will not read blu ray or games does everything else fine


The PS3 laser is a 3 part laser (cd, dvd, blu-ray) the blu-ray portion of the laser has gone out. You'll need to swap the blu-ray laser out in order to fix the problem.

There are 100 different guides on the net / youtube. Just make sure you find the right one for your system.

Let me know if you need more details.

May 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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my consoles cannot run the game disc


Most likely you need a new eye.My ps3 wasn't reading neither.At first it was reading everything but blu-ray.Then it wasn't reading anything.Little circle in corner be spinning and everything.I cleaned my eye I used cd cleaner didn't work.My system is out of warranty so had to get it fixed on own.So i opened it got a q-tip wiped it off with alcohol switched ends.With dry tip and dried the eye off.That will help you if your ps3 reads everything but blu-ray.But all it was really doing is telling me my eye was dying.Suddenly it read nothing so I invested in a new eye.Put it in myself now she's running like a champ.Hope this help but if your system still play dvd movies and ps2 games.Your blu-ray is acting up go by my steps first.Before destroying your ps3 or buying another might be a 50 dollar problem.Compared to sony 160 to send you another used 1.

Jan 13, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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ps3 not reading discs!


what is wrong is when you got the blue ray set up it was probly set up diff.if it is not reading games or movies then you eye is scrached.the eye if u dont know is what reads everything

May 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Replaced Laser on my PS3. The new laser lights


Usually when this happens I check all the cables, the main fat one, and all the little brothers on the blu-ray drive board. It's probably not the motor but the replacement blu-ray drive itself. If the drive isn't working correctly the disc won't spin, no matter what. See if you can convince a friend to let you swap lasers to see if that's the problem for sure.

Feb 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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