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Discs wont read on ps3.

Hi, Basically my ps3 has stopped reading discs, when i insert a disc instead of going straight to the game it goes onto the main menu and doesn't reconignise that there is a game inside. it has the auto start settings on etc but still nothng. i have reset default settings and again nothing anything that your able to sugguest???

Many thanks,

Ashley

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  • Monkipod Dec 05, 2008

    Hi I have the same problem. My PS3 was working fine the other day now all of a sudden it wont read any discs! Any advice?



    Chris

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Im having the same problem. Everything was fine and then all of a sudden my system stoped reading everything, ps3, blue-ray and DVD. I called sony and they said they could fix it, but i have no warranty so i have to pay a little under 200 to get it fixed.Im very unhappy and don't know what to do, any help would greatly be appreciated.

  • alexhess Dec 05, 2008

    Mine does the same thing, I turn the PS3 on and it goes to the main screen and it doesn't recognize that there is a disc in there but it only does it with games, movies still work.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Its looking very bad for PS3 owners, from what I've studied on the web over the past 24 hours since the PS3 I have stopped reading Blu-Ray discs. There is a little less than 600 hours on the laser drive, which is about the equivalent of watching 300 films, and it is dead. Sony is going to screw everyone on this unless they are forced to replace them via a class action lawsuit. The only alternative I have found is finding a working drive[they seem to be going for around $50 on eBay, which will likely start escalating as these failures start increasing] and replacing it yourself, or coughing up the $150 to Sony for a non-warranty repair. Too bad, I'm going to miss the cheap fun of gaming. 

  • alexhess Dec 05, 2008

    Okay so now I restored my PS3 like the solution said and now it still won't read discs!!!! I deleted all the data and it still won't work, what do I do now?



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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error. Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.

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Question: does it play blueray movies? Mine did this, but would still play movies. I found a "Corrupted Data" file in my Games/data folder, and ended up doing a quick restore, under ths System menu. I now have no problems in this area...games start properly every time. You will lose all your saves and any dowloaded content, so back up if you can.

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