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My ps3 wont read ps3 games it only reads some ps1 games and some ps2 games.

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This is the number one problem PS3 owners encounter. It's a Sony defect. The blu-ray drive is a three part laser ( cd / dvd / blu-ray). The blu-ray portion always goes out. That's why you're still able to play a few of your DVD PS1 and PS2 games.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Cerfer39
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SOURCE: Slimline PS2 only plays PS1 Games and not PS2

Clean the LAsers Lens with Q-tip lightly dampened with Glass cleaner, then dry the lens. Try it see if that gets it going again.

If not your lasers lens and supporting frame is probably melting down. You will need a new laser.
Click on "repair directory" at the bottom of this screen. Then click on "Video Game consoles" Pick a good repair shop.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: MY PS3 WONT READ PS3 DISKS, BUT HAS NO PROBLEM READING PS2 & PS1 DISKS

Question for all who have has the disc read error problem...

Does your PS3 boot into the menu? If so, see if you can download a demo game and play that. If you can play a downloaded demo game, it generally means that your all your PS3 hardware, except the laser lens, is functioning properly. My friend's PS3 had the same problem. It would not play any discs he puts in, but will play a downloaded demo. His PS3 is no longer under Sony's warranty, so I fixed it by replacing the laser lens for him. You can buy a replacement lens on Ebay. However, if your PS3 is still under Sony's warranty, i suggest sending it back to them for repairs.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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It may not be the diode itself, but the drive's circuitry. I just worked a similar problem with a tested working laser and gt the same problem.

I have not been able to narrow it farther due to my lack of another tested working drive. If someone else can confrm. That could also be the problem.

Posted on May 09, 2009

al-sultan
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SOURCE: My PS3 ont read PS3 games but ps1 and ps2 are compatible.

just fold a buisness car in half the long way. don't fold it hard. slide it in the disk slot about an inch to open up the rubber flaps. then just blow hard.
TIP: try not to spit in there . first clean the dust off the ps3..... dont want to take the chance of putting more dust in there. canned air will work too just make sure you spray air not liquid .

If your diode is not burned out yet then this should fix your problem.
1. Plug in controller
2. Have system in standby mode (red light)
3. Hold down power button for a full cycle (will turn on and back off again)
4. Hold power button again will hear 2 single beeps then a double beep.
5. As soon as you hear the double beep immediately remove your finger from the power button.
6. Hit the PS button on controller when it tells you to
7. Go to only option 3 (restore)
8. warning: select any other option and you can wipe out everything only use option 3
9. Follow on screen prompts

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

hugobobby
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SOURCE: ps3 reads ps2 games and movies, but not ps1 or ps3 games

your blueray lens
the ps3 has 2 different lenses in the disk drive 1 is blueray and the other is just a basic dvd cd lens<
your blueray lens will have burned out if your still under warranty you should be fine to call sony and request a free repair if your not under warranty it will cost around £120

hope this helps

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

inmate 14278
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SOURCE: PS2 wont read Silver bottom games

really...mostly its the blue backs that mess up ..all i can say is if u have not already change you component video out in you configuration and change the disc speed and texture mapping.u can find that by going to the main screen and press triangle and go to ps driver and press triangle and pick the one u want to change..hope this helps :)

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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