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Not reading disc

My playstation3 suddenly stop reading my disc. what should i do to trouble shoot

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  • Breakfast999 Oct 04, 2008

    My ps3 stopped reading discs and it needs the lens cleaning. I cant undo the screw on the left side at the top centre.

  • Breakfast999 Mar 07, 2009

    My PS3 stopped reading discs and the only way to undo the screw on the left side, top centre is to buy the correct tool. Unfortunately if you remove the warrenty label to get at the screw it voids the warrenty on your PS3. The only way to solve this is to try and clean the lens with a disc lens cleaner or buy a new PS3. I tried cleaning it and it didnt work so I had to buy a new PS3. Unfortunately, you will lose Rainbow 6: Vegas 2 game save. So back up your other saves beforehand on a PSP or other USB device that the PS3 can connect to and then transfer them accross to your new PS3. Sony have yet to fix this problem and it is NOT confined to certain sizes of hard drive.


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Just open the screws from the back of the device and from the sides and the cover will come out and everything will be clearly seen inside .just clean the lens with a clean moist tissue.its made of very thin and transperant glass and is very delicate so do it care fully and then the device will read the disc.

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