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What makes you think the disc is not damaged? Do movies still play in your system? You probably need to run a DVD lens cleaning disc in your PS3.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Hi there,

What you need to do here is determine whether the problem is the disc itself or the PS3 drive. You can easily test to see if the problem is the disc by putting in another PS3 Game, Blu-Ray, or DVD. If it reads it, then the problem is the disc itself, not the PS3.

It could just be that the disc is a little dirty, or that a fingerprint is blocking the laser from reading the disc inside of the PS3. You can try cleaning it with a lightly-damped piece of toilet paper. You will also want to dry it off with a dry piece of toilet paper. If the PS3 still won`t read it, then the problem may be that it`s scratched. If this is the case, your best bet may be to go to Best Buy to purchase a kit that removes these kinds of scratches. Places like EB Games and Gamestop also have professional cleaners to clean these discs for a mere $5.00.
Now, if there are no discs that work inside your PS3, that indicates a problem with the laser inside the drive. There are means of cleaning the laser inside of the drive, but doing so will break the warranty seal. This means that your PS3 will no longer be covered under Sony warranty if it breaks down in the future.

If this is something you wish to pursue, then try following this YouTube video. If you have never opened up your PS3 before, you may benefit more from visuals than pre-written instructions. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O-8NzYHr80


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Our ps3 won"t read blue ray disc. It will read regular dvds and games


Hi,

This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.

The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one of these lasers i.e the Bluray laser has failed.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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try puting in a ps2 game in and play it for 1 minute then quite and take it out and put in your ps3 game in it should work if u get a error code well i dont no wat to tell you. hope it works..

Feb 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 stopped reading PS3 games


This is most likely do to a previous freeze up while on the PS3. All you have to do is to first disconnect all of the plugs and wires. Then you put them back in and turn on the PS3. It should read your PS3 game discs.

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turn console onto standby and leave a min
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sounds like a dead Laser they are a dual laser will read DVDs n CDs but wont read Blueray movies or PS3 games Laser might need replacing

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Ps3 wont read ps3 games


PS3 Not Reading Games


If you have this problem it is because the laser has shifted from where it needs to be and the good news is that it is not that hard to fix all you need is a good repair guide.


You can of course send it in but the disc reading issue you should be able to fix in less than 1 hour from home.


Check out this link for a full explanation:


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the same think happen to my but with different game rsv2
it won t read any discat allif you know something about please help

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