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Won't read disks

How can I make my ps3 read my disks again can I fix it myself?

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Hello,
When you put in a disc, listen for the disc to start spinning. If you do not hear that then the laser diode has blown out. You will have to get your Blu-Ray player serviced by a pro or Sony. Sony may fix it for free or replace your unit.. They know that the drives are failing. So call them first. If you know how to do it yourself, you will need part KES-400A if it is not spinning. If it's spinning and not reading the laser may be dusty or need replacement. The laser by it's self is part number is KES-400AAA. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to hit my "Ask Me" button.

You can purchase the KES-400A replacement lense and replace it yourself by looking at some videos on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNW1IK0Gyt4

I hope this helps. Good luck and happy gaming!!

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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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Is your PS3 hot? If the PS3 system gets to hot I know it has a few issues starting/staying on. Leave it off for a bit and let it cool down. Make sure it's in a well ventilated spot and clear any dust off it and the surrounding area. Then try to turn it on again.

This is a weird fix, but I've read of some people finding success by removing their hard drive and turning the PS3 on without one in. You won't be able to use the PS3 in any meaningful way, but you might be able to eject the disk. Here's a nice guide to removing it. Afterwards put the hard drive back in and hope for the best.

You could also try booting into the recovery console, but if it won't turn on for more than 2 seconds you might not be able to get to it. Still worth a shot though.
1) With PS3 console off, hold power button until it turns on then off.
2) Release power button, then hold again until you hear 2 quick beeps, then release.
3) If, somehow, the console is on at this point, try ejecting the disk.
4) Follow instructions (connect controller), then just try the different options, starting with 1 and working your way down. You should know that option 4 (Rebuild Database) might delete some of your saved data, and option 5 (Restore PS3 System) definitely will.

I've actually gone through the same situation myself when I first got my PS3; I got the disk out by just constantly hitting the eject button. Randomly it worked and popped out, but I was still unable to turn it on for more than 2 seconds. I ended up having to send it in for repair which might be what you need to do. Here's the link to their service/repair website. It's not a fun process; if you're out of warranty it costs $100-$150, and either way it takes at least 3 weeks and you'll lose all your saved data. I remember the questionnaire asks if a game is stuck in the console or not, but I'm unsure as to how reliable they are at returning it.

In case your system is flashing any lights that may be useful, here's a link to what they mean. Not listed is Solid Yellow, which generally is referred to as the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). If your console has that you're definitely sending it back to Sony.

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I'm having a problem because it won't read that it has a dvd or a game in it. Tried everything not sure what to do.


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There are services out there to repair PS3's, and generally an optical drive failure is on the order of $150 for parts and service. You can purchase a drive for your particular model for around $70, but it is not trivial to change yourself. If you have small screwdrivers, and are good with your hands, then you could attempt that route (have done several myself).

If you have a used game retailer in town that sales systems (Game Exchange, EB Games, etc) then you can take it there and they can test the system to verify what type of disks it is reading.

Sorry for the bad news, but there is no easy fix for this one.

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Ps3 not reading disks!! how can i fix it myself?


Hi,

This is an extremely problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.

The symptoms you describe are extremely typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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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.

However 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.

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

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