Ps3 wont play games, movies or cds
The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch on in the back.
The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's
and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to
replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the
$150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes
If you hold down the eject button for 10 seconds it will reset your
laser and then you should be able to shut the power down in back
Formatting and or resetting the hard drive won't do a thing if your diode is fried.
I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have
a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game
or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on
the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the
disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you
are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be
there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there
until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time
you want to load a game. Although this is a workaround to prevent Sony
from gouging you for $150+, this is still not a fix. A fix would be for
Sony to admit they have a money making firmware problem and fix it.
This fix will only work if you don't have an actual hardware failure
(which I apparently don't). I think a class action lawsuit is in order
for everyone that has this problem and especially for those who have
shelled out the money to fix something that is firmware related. I'm
sure Sony will only fix the firmware to make this workaround not work
anymore so as not to lose their little cash flow scheme.
Aug 18, 2009 |
Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console