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My playstation 3 (40 gig) doesn't want to read any dvds or games..and i don't hear the fan

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Same kind of thing here, i insert the disc "game or dvd it dosent make any difference" and it just dosent detect it, theres no play option or automatic start of the disc.

  • nazman1068 Dec 10, 2008

    my ps3 system reads the game for at most an hour and after that there is no sound and the game slows down abd finally it freezrs... please help i am desperate!

  • cdeinsah Jan 10, 2009

    i got the same problem.my ps3 40gb wont recognise discs anymore.it wont auto start even though the option in the set up is set on ON.

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Mine is doing the same thing. It was working fine earlier today and then I went to play again and nothing would load. I'm sending it in to Sony.

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Needs new laser, £95 to do supply and fit

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My ps3 will not read my games , but it will read dvd's


Blu-rays utilise a blue laser within the drive and DVDs use a red laser.
Sounds like the blu-ray/games reading blue laser has died and it'll need replacing.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270866380794
Very helpful and knows his stuff.

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My ps3 wont read gamesbut as no problem with dvds


This sounds like a hardware issue. The laser diode that reads the blu-rays has probably died. It will need to be serviced by Sony. (The PS3 has separate laser diodes that read DVDs and Blu-Rays. One or both can go bad)


Although, you can try a couple of things before sending it in.
[url=http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=278][b]Restore settings[/b][/url]

[url=http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=1488][b]Go into safe mode & restore File System[/b][/url]
If those two don't work, you might have to send it in.

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My play station doesn't recognize dvds or games I put them in and no icon comes on and it doesn't paly


The Playstation 3 is a wonderful video game console, however, with heavy usage, the laser does eventually burn out. The first signs of the laser starting to burn out is that your game will start freezing during game play. Eventually the game will stop reading altogether (even though movies sometimes still work). Eventually movies will stop working and the whole laser will eventually die.

The following website sells PS3 lasers and also performs repairs:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pl3isnotrega.html

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Jun 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation will start up to the start up menu but not read my


although it reads dvds and cd's, chances are the blu-ray reader is knackered. contact Sony and advise them of the problem to get it repaired. useful note remember to remove your hard drive as they wipe it, along with all your saved files and profile details when they take it away.

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I have the same problem. My games freeze after 5 minutes. Same with blue rays but dvds play fine. I have reformatted the hard drive and formatted the file system. Nothing has worked. Hearing through multiple sources the blue ray laser is going out or the latest firmware update could be causing this. Hard to know for sure ... major disappoint. I have the 80 gig. 2 years old just starting doing this three days ago. Any other suggestions?

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laser is geting week, replace system or send in for repair

Sep 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 started freezing now wont load games or dvds


Blow out PS3 thoughly with air and make sure it can breathe. They do not do well in entertainment centers. They overheat. Which one do you have the smaller one or the bigger HD one. The 40 gig one has a different videocard that likes to overheat and freak out a lot. (If you dont have a card reader but you have a 80 gig HD then thats the "new" small one, and its junk too. Send back to Sony if you need it fixed).

Jun 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 won't read anything


i would try cleaning the lens that should do the trick

May 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 40 Gig Freezes


if u play for the PS3 like save ur game and turn it off evey like 1 one hour for like 10 minutes especially the 40 gig if this dosent work buy a fan for it its at gamestop for like $45-$85

Aug 02, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont read discs


Me too dude, down right disturbing. We are all getting F-ed!!!!

have an 80 gig machine, downloaded the aptch, played 1 game of CoD and it froze. WTF!!!

Apr 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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