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Disc Read Error

My console keeps coming with a disc read error. The problem is not a dirty lens or a damaged disc, it is obviously that the laser either needs realignment or the voltage is low(although I think they only had that problem on the larger models). However, I can't find any information anywhere about how to fix this. What do I need to do?

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  • renate Nov 24, 2007

    Same problem. Called Sony and they recommended system restore and disable Media Server. But, why would this error come after several weeks of play, not right away? They also claimed warranty was void because we used disk cleaner to try to clean disk, as they recommended, but said it was not a Sony cleaner so invalidated warranty. I think this was the mistake of the first rep we got as the second rep said this was not true.

  • stepalot Dec 09, 2007

    My playstation 2 keeps giving me a disk reader error and wont play any of my games. I have cleaned the lens with a dvd/cd/game console cleaner. Even used a can of air and my hoover on the lens are, and still, nothing works. I've tried going into systems configuration, and my browser for my memory-card. And that works, But it won't read my games!!
    What is the problem, what can I do fix it, and if I can't fix it. Is it worth paying for it to be fixed? Or, should I just buy a new console?

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    I have the same problem on my 40GB ps3 that a bought about a month ago. All of a sudden, while playing a game, the disc read error message popped up on the screen and I had to turn the ps3 off using the power switch. Since then I have been unable to play any types of disc on my ps3 (including brand new dvd and BD discs) as the disc reader won't even recognise the discs. So here I pay $500-600 for a game system that becomes useless in 4 weeks... gamestop's lame warranty (7days) will not cover anything. I am pretty upset about this problem and would greatly appreciate any suggestions on how to fix it.

  • packfan30 Dec 14, 2007

    I have the same disc read error as the other person at the bottom. I bought my PS3 the day before thanksgiving and last night it came up with disc read error. Since then I can not play any games for PS3 of brd's? So I two have a machine that cost me 500 dollars that no longer works??? Wow..only one month? Maybe Sony should go to the drawing board and make products like they used to? does anybody know how to fix it?

  • morgan359 Jan 23, 2008

    I have 80-gig one month old PS3. COD4 was loading a level and froze up so i restarted now no disc will show up.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    when i put the discs into the ps3 it just dosent read them....y?

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2008

    I was going through my PS2 memory card and i was deleting everything, and i accedenty deleted my system confugeration, is there anyway i can fix it???

    Please Help Me!!!
    ~jodi

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    this sucks i got a new game and the day before i got it started freezing then then it just wouldn't read the disc. now i cant play my new game.


  • MICHOSTER21 Feb 14, 2008

    DISC READ ERROR

  • teerex97 Mar 03, 2008

    ps2 can't read disk.i cleaned eye and nothing changed.turntable drags while trying to read disk

  • boomer3 Mar 10, 2008

    My playstation will not play any games or DVD's. Is there a way to clean it?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    playstation2 can't read games

  • salyer86 Apr 27, 2008

    I have adisc read error.I have the bigger ps2.And I also have only the power cord ,not the original with the power pack(or whatever).the disc spins and the lens is clean.its not the disc.Any possible solutions would br nice.thank you

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    my playstation slim won't work! every disc i've put in it comes up with disk error then comes up with a gold disc i click it then it reappears with disk error.

    please please please can you help me



  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    my console will read cd's but not dvd's or games

  • harsh yadav
    harsh yadav Jun 13, 2008

    In my sony slimline ps2 there is a little problem. It reads certain discs easily [ like- jet li, smackdown vs. raw ] but could not read certain discs like dbz budokai tenkaichi 3 and mortral combat shaolin monks. It shows that there is a disc error but when I made it run on a different ps2, it ran easily. In budokai, it could not start. I have already got a lens check and clean up.

    please post your suggestions and help me

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    my ps3 wont read discs and the times that it does it freezes after a couple of loading screens

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    can someone tell me how to fix my slimline ps2 because wen i put my games in it doesnt read them for some reason but i dont know what is causing the problem can someone help me plaese

  • slimthug1214 Dec 26, 2008

    games or movies won't play on playstation 3

  • Joe
    Joe Jan 20, 2009

    My console fell off the table and now it dosen't read any of the disks i put in

  • stevenimber Jan 27, 2009

    my station 3 wont read disks and has stopped even loading what should i do

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    i have a similiar problem apart from it will read dvd's but freeze on games
    plz help
    thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    it sucks i think you need to send it in



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Did you manage to get your playstation fixed?Im having exactly the same problem.Mine is a slimline model can you help me with my problem please?

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Hello Johnny O, please contact the nearest Sony Service. The possibble cause can be the malfunction of the optical block. Best regards, Arpi

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Solution is to make Sony understnd we ar trillions like that !

http://www.petitiononline.com/PS3issue/petition.html

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Replace the lens (if cleaning it with rubbing alchohol does not work). It is not expensive (try the 'bay) and there are plenty of guides on YouTube (video tutorials).
If you are under warranty, get a replacement console!

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 In PS2 slim series when inserting the dvd there are three locks that you will hear clicking when putting on the disc. When you closely observe it is basically a spring that locks. make sure that you put the disc in such a way that you hear the 3 springs locking to the dvd (in the centre) . I faced this issue 
2 days back . I got the ps2 2 days back . This is what I figured out .

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

Actualy there is a big lense under the lense you see. on a slim line ps2 you take the small lense and lift it a little so you can get a cotten swab with a little rubbing alocohle in there and wipe the big lense gently there may be a little plastic shild blocking you just pull it off it will clip back in. on full size the same thing you just got to take the system apart to do so if you want to thank email at nathanalanfrench@yahoo.com

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