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My ps3 wont read cds games or blu ray discs but it will play music i already have on it and on the saved data utility it says data corrupted does that have something to do with it

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    omg me too. It started today. I thought it was only my resistance 2 cd that had a problem but i tried every of my cd's. cant play!

  • Chris Snyder
    Chris Snyder Feb 05, 2009

    i can't get my playstation to read any discs...games music movies nothing will work

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Hmm...i had a similar problem, but my PS3 wouldn't play blu-ray discs. CDs and DVDs worked fine. I recommend calling Sony and coming to terms with the fact you might have to mail it off for a new system.

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Playstation 3 not playing games but will play blu ray discs


Make sure that your firmware is updated correctly. Also make sure the games are the correct region for the unit you're playing on. You may have an incorrect region setup on the PS3. PS3 games are region locked, either being PAL or NTSC. If the PS3 is set to read PAL (by being set to a region that is PAL, like the UK, Europe, and Japan) it will not read or play an NTSC disc.

Misconfigured or corrupted firmware installations can also cause this problem. Furthermore, pirated games will not play, because they do not have the appropriate security key on the disc.

You can try testing this by creating a new profile on the PS3 and trying to play the games. If you can play them with the new profile, then there is a corruption with the old profile. If you can't play them in the new profile, then it could be the firmware.

Lastly you may have a blown drive. Most PS3 games are dual layer blu ray discs capable of storing large amounts of data. The blu ray drive in the PS3 uses a sequenced dual laser to read the game. If one of the laser emitters has blown, it won't read the game correctly. However, since it doesn't use both emitters to read blu ray movie disks or dvds they'll still play correctly.

Oct 04, 2014 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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IT WONT READ ANY DISCS


You may have dust on your eye you may try to blow it out if not try:
  1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.
  2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format that puppy!! Yup, again this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.
  3. Blu Ray Lens Cleaner
Sadly if these don't work, you will need to give Sony a call, and have that coffin mailed your way.

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 sometimes loads my games but other times it wont load them at all but it is still loading my dvds and cds


Well it sounds like your Blu ray laser is broken. Your best bet is to send it in to Sony for repairs.

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont load any of my games but still plays my dvds


First off, have you tried playing Blu-Ray movies/games instead of DVD's?
If you have and only the DVD's work then it sounds like the "blu ray" part of the drive has died.

In the PS3 blu ray drive there is a lens for blu ray movies/games and a seperate one for dvd/cd's. Sounds like the blu ray lens one broke.
The cost for repair of this $150 dollars if not under warranty.
Now before calling sony try this.
  1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

  2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format the PS3! Yup, again this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

  3. Buy a Blu-Ray cleaner and try it.

Sadly if these don't work, you will need to give Sony a call, and have that coffin mailed your way.

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play any of my games, for christmas i got the knew need for speed hot pursuit played it that night and ever since it would not play it nor would it play anyother of my old games, it would only...


Ok your laser is bad. You need to replace it. Your laser has a blu ray diode which lights up blue and reads ps3 games and blu ray games. Then it has a red diode which plays ps2 games dvds cds ps1 games. Your blu ray diode is burned up. You will have to replace the laser its pretty simple.

Dec 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 plays movies but wont recognize games


The PS3 uses a different laser for DVD's, Blu-Ray disks, and CD's. It's quite likely that just the Blu-ray diode has crapped out. have you upgraded to firmware 3.10

For the player to work perfectly the lens needs to be clean. One piece of dirt can cripple your PS3 and end up with your PS3 not playing games. This dirt needs to be cleaned off the lens occasionally to avoid you having ps3 problems loading games.

Try these steps to resolve this issue:

You could be facing a lens related issue or corrupted firmware problem

try this

1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format your PS3, this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

3. Try cleaning the blu-ray drive lens with a Blu Ray Lens Cleaner

if this does not help, i suggest should be send to Sony for repairs in case your PS3 is under warranty your replacement drive may be covered still you need to check with PS3 customer support, Laser replacement would cost you around $130.

Hope this helps, and please do rate my solution, Happy Holidays and Happy gaming ahead!

Regards
KreativeGeek

Dec 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't read games


You could be facing a lens related issue or corrupted firmware problem

try this

1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format that puppy!! Yup, again this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

3. Try cleaning the blu-ray drive lens with a Blu Ray Lens Cleaner

If the above steps do not work please send it to Sony Customer Service for Repairs

Please do rate my solution and let me know of this helped

Wish you Happy Holidays and Happy Gaming

Regards
Kreative Geek

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disc wont play


you have to clean the lense using the cd-dvd cleaner disc

Aug 13, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Isnt reading games


it Depends on the model but usually this happens because of dust or dirt on the lens so a cleaner may help. although if that doesn't work it means the laser has gone bad, which is a common problem with ps3's. Some newer models of ps3 have dual lasers so if the blu-ray laser fails you wont be able to play blu -ray disc (games, movies) but the other laser will still read dvds (non blu ray) and cds

Apr 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont read discs


Me too dude, down right disturbing. We are all getting F-ed!!!!

have an 80 gig machine, downloaded the aptch, played 1 game of CoD and it froze. WTF!!!

Apr 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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