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My PS3 doesn't work anymore, the problem is that it does't spin the disk anymore. I though at firs it was becuase of a dirty lens, but then found the problem, what next?

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    Dominick Dickson May 11, 2010

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Your ps3 laser housing is gone....becuase its blu ray,these things dont seem to last long.look at ebay for laser housing for ps3 and you will find them..eassily fixable if you can buy the part..

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Why doesnt my ps3 read my disc?


Hi,
There are 2 main issues here i.e : - the lens ( it may dirty and or defective. You can try to clean the lens and see it work. Replace the lens if needed) - the drive motor ( It may defective. You can here the sound of spinning motor for its noise is when it is work . You have to replace the motor if it is keep silent and not spinning)

Kind regards, Jay

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My ps3 has a problem reading all disks i put in, the spinning icon appears at the top right of the screen but nothing happens, this also happened when I tried playing a demo I downloaded


Hi there,

If your Ps3 has trouble reading all discs, then the lens could hardly read them due to it being dirty. Try to use a disc cleaner and let it spin for like 30 seconds. If this does not work, you need to manually clean the lens opening the casing and removing the screws covering the lens. Get a cotton swab and damp it to an alcohol. Gently wipe the lens' surface and let it dry. Then return everything back and try playing those dics again.

Please let me know how this goes. Thank you for using FixYa.

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My problem is that My PS3 will not read disks anymore, Not dvd/CD or Games. Please can you help me


If your PS3 wont load or read any disc at all the problem here can be with the lens of your console that can be dirty or already bad.

First thing to do here is to try cleaning the lens of your console by running a lens cleaner on it that you can get from any electronic or computer store near your place and then once you have that run it to your console and once done check if that will be fine now but if still not the lens of the unit is bad and needs repair or replacement for that lens.

Nov 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Won't play games anymore.


Your laser lens is failing or getting dirty. You need to replace it or clean it. Not too hard, there are videos on youtube on how to.

May 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont read disc anymore...what could the problem be?


that means that the laser lens in your ps3 is messed up. you can either:
1.open ps3 and clean the lens
2.buy new laser lens on amazon.com,ebay.com,and other web sites for around $50-60.
3.send in ps3 to sony to get a refurbished system for $150
4.buy a new system
i hope i helped let me know how it works

Jan 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstaion 3 games wont load how can it be fixed. the clock (loading icon) stops. no errors appear no disk shows up.


listen for the disc to start spinning

if the disc spinns then its prolly just a dirty laser lens and if it doesnt spin could be a bad laser i doubt its the blu ray logic boad cause the ones i have seen that were bad the disk reading icon never stops, this has also happened on broken lenses where it never stops. ussually if it stops its bad motor or dirty lense.

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Wont read any disc


The problem is quite common.

When your console does not read any disk, that is usually because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start operating on certain disks better than others.

In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only few CD, DVD. After more prolonged usage , often the PS start losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the PS, and clean lens directly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD/DVD lens, or the whole drive unit.

before doing tis, contact Sony to check if the unit can be replaced or repaired by Sony, you find the number on the Console documentation.

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clean off a disk and see if that helps. if it doesn't, the laser lens inside the PS3 may be dirty. you may have to have someone check, if nothing works, to see if the laser itself has broken. also, listen to hear if the guts are working at all.

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What kind of disk? What exactly do you mean by won't play? Do you mean you get a region warning? If so, you are trying to play a movie so is it on DVD or Blue-Ray also what region is the PS3 and what region is the DVD/Blue-Ray disk? Is it a game your having trouble with and if so do you get a message on screen or any lights on the front of the PS3?
There is absolutely no way to determine what the problem is, never mind what the solution is form "disc's wont plat in my ps3.", you need to be specific and verbose if we are to stand any chance of helping you.

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My ps3 wont spin any disk what can i do to fix it


Try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. The disc won't spin unless the unit realizes that a disc is there. A dirty lens will prevent the system from reading the disc.
Keep us posted.
Dan

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