Question about Video Game Consoles & Games
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PS3 WHILE YOU HAVE A GAME IN THE DRIVE! At least Eject it before switching the back switch.
Ok so here is a recap of the things i have tried.
1: Inserting and Ejecting the disc multiple times
2: Restoring Default Settings
3: Holding Eject button for 10 sec. to reset laser.
4: Downloaded current update
5: Tried finding Ver 2.17 but couldn't
6: Delete newly loaded data IE GTA4 hard disk install.
7: Through PS3 on ground to jog the laser loose.... JK trying to see who was paying attention.
Well everyone I hope your PS3 is under warranty if this happens to you.
Alt PSN: DOOKSD
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
see if the player tries to read the disc. Load a disc and listen.
Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.
Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.
You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.
If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.
It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track. Please refer to the image i have attached.
Also Make sure your box is not blowing really hot air and nothing is right behind it blocking it.. Turn it off for a few minutes and let it cool down and then give it a try playing the discs..
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Sep 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
May 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Apr 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
18 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!