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Ps3 disc only spins for 2seconds then stops

The disc only spins for a couple seconds then stops then stars up again for a couple more seconds then stops completely.

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Ps3 disc spin


PS3 blu-ray drives are famous for this fault. sony know about it just like the YLOD fault but claim not responcabillity. which just sums sony up as a whole really.the disc wont spin as the motor that rotates the disc has shorted out (mainly due to poor parts i.e not brand new) as sony SHOULD be using.
sometimes the solder under the motor heats up so much it just melts and in turn also melts the contacts, thus stops the disc from spinning.
if your good at soldering and are patient, you could have ago at resoldering it again. then send sony the bill!! or do the easy way, open the ps3, remove the blu ray drive, take off the logic board (the main chip board at the bottom of the drive) and buy another drive from ebay. tip for you though, if you have a 60gb ps3, get a blu ray drive from a 60gb machine, if you have a 40 or 80gb get a drive from the same model, etc etc, you need the logic board as they are paired to the motherboard in the ps3, another cheap way sony tried to stop people fixing them and trying to force people to pay them for repairs. LMAO! anyway, when you get the other drive, just plug all cables in to your logic board and disgard the one the drive came with (the new drive i mean) and pop the drive back in once you get the bottom screwed back on, close the top, and that should be you all set again. hope this helps

Jul 16, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Sony PS3 is the orginal 60 GB unit and worked fine for quite a few years until the icon stopped appearing. This meant I could play blue ray, CD, DVDs. I had no problem playing a game that was on the...


Hi,
You can try to do a system recovery on your PS3. this will set your PS3 back to factory settings as the settings may have been changed during the use. Here is the process in which you can do a system recovery.'

PS3 Recovery Menu


  1. Place the PS3 in standby mode
  2. Press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, you should hear a beep
  3. Keep a hold of the power button for a couple more seconds, the PS3 should shut back down to standby mode
  4. Once this happens, press and hold the power button again for a couple of seconds, waiting for 1 single beep.
  5. Ignore this beep and keep it pressed until you hear 2 consecutive beeps, release the button.
I think you choose option 3 and then repeat and choose option 4. Once you are done with this, try out your PS3.

Aug 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Stopped reading cd's


its means that your CD player cannot read data. actually the problem is in your lens. try to clean frist by cd cleaner disc with liguid and try. same problem change CD OPTICAL LENS.

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Wont load games


Could be a couple of things...The laser that read discs could be damaged, could be the motor that spins the discs is wearing out, or could be that dust has built up on the motor that spins the discs...hard to say without taking apart ya system, doing so will void any warranties. You are better off sending in to Sony or opt to buy another one.

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Star Wars the force unleashed will not start up on our PS3.


Check the regional settings in the PS3 as the game may not be set to the same settings if it comes from us japan ect, you should be able to reset them to read the disc

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Blank screen when i switch on round circle spins for a couple of seconds in the top right corner when i put a disc in then nothing happens


PS3 is one of the most amazing gaming device but like other competitor gaming devices (Xbox and Wii) It also has some problems like No Display Problme. You may check out the informative blog post at PS3 Repairs blog



Hope it helps to fix the problem.

Apr 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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