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Ps3 wont play games ,cd's or dvd's

When inserting game,cd or dvd loading symbol is on all the time.

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  • cyimxtck Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same issue but mine was after that rotten 2.60 firmware update. Once that was installed - it was curtains from then on. I am pissed!

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    will not read disc for games

  • donutandboog Feb 04, 2009

    after the 2.60 update my system doesn't read disk. if it does the game will freeze before the game gets to load or at the title screen of the game or it will work for like 2 minutes and freeze.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    no games will play it just says no files

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    i also have the same mostly happens on my ps3 game folklore, which does not have a scratch or dent in it. it plays for a while but does not let me save on it..when i try to, it freezes on me..of course i have the 2.60 update on it so i'm not sure if it's that or the laser.

  • tigress7542 Mar 05, 2009

    the problem mostly is on my folklore ps3 game. it refuses to let me save..when i try to, it freezes up and i have to restart the game. of course i also have the 2.60 update on my ps3, so i dunno if it's that or the laser..and this is the only game it does this on and the game does not have a scratch or dent in it.



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I have called Sony and since my PS3 is out of warranty it will cost me shipping and I had to pay $149 up front.

Here is the link to submit a request:

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A problem that occours with all laser products is the laser on the console has pritty much had it, once a laser stops reading discs or only part reads other discs u can safly bet that the laser is dying, there is 1 or 2 small variable pots on all lasers this is used to adjust the line and strength of the laser you can turn these but at a risk you can kill the laser altogether SO DO SO AT OWN RISK!
The variable pots will turn both ways (left and right) but getting them better or worse is just luck without equiptment to help you get it correct!

this is also a temp solution once a laser has started to show age it will die altoghter.

Your Best bet is to send it back to sony give them a call FIRST
> 08705998877 Sony Playstation Customer Service

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