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PS3 will not read discs

My PS3 hit 1 yr old in June, In Aug the PS3 quit reading discs there is no option to click the game or movie. I can see the browser and all other options are available but cant play games or movies. do you have a fix for this?

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  • fflam Sep 23, 2008

    Yeah my ps3 makes a rattling sound and will not accept discs even though I can use the browser

  • adebk Sep 24, 2008

    My ps3 would not recognise my discs.. and it's just past one year since I got it

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    ps3 won't play games or movies

  • robynehender Oct 25, 2008

    During game play my ps3 froze. Once rebooted it will no longer play any game of blue ray movie. Even after master reset

  • doey93 Nov 20, 2008

    i was playing gta 4 it froze, i turned off the tv and ps3 at the wall, wen i turned it back on it cant read discs. the busy symbol comes up on the top right but the game symbol dosen't.

  • mkparraga Nov 20, 2008

    ps3 will not read discs problem

  • taedon Mar 06, 2009

    my ps3 was a year and one day old when i got this same problem. text me if you can help (770) 256 -1172   


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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.


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Replace the lens unit (KES-400 AAA).
For fflam , it sounds like the youd disk mechanism is misaligned.
Try to find a unit of ebay that is has a defective lens and replace it with your lens.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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You just need to readjust the lens that sounds difficult but really it is not too tough.
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hey there boppa252001

OK so you have the DISK READ ERROR

Not to worry this can be fixed, I will give you 2 options below for the best possible fixes.

Option 1 SONY

Call Sony they can have this fixed within 4-6 weeks for a cost of $150 but it is free if your still in warranty (12 months)

Option 2 YOU

You can repair this problem quite easily with the help of a great ps3 repair guide that many use to fix there PS3 problems themselves within hours rather than weeks.

You will soon be back up and running using any of the above options

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Check What Resolution You Have Saved On the PS3 Maybe When It goes Blu-Ray Its To High Res For The Standard TV..
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In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
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The current Recovery Menu supports:
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