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Ps3 wont play dvds or load games help

Blu ray discs dont load or game was fine up untill i did the divx registration probly just coensidence

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  • loser0 Feb 15, 2009

    it seems as if my ps3 won't read any disc i insert. it work on seeing it for 30 seconds or so, but then, nothing. HELP!

  • gavin_matthe Feb 17, 2009

    just fixed my ps3. heres how,back up your ps3 onto an external hard drive.then do a full system format.then start again restore your data and hope it works, mine is working fine again now,yippee

  • canemist1 Feb 17, 2009

    games wont load and freezes up

  • canemist1 May 11, 2010

    no picture or sound on ps3

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It should work check if your tv is set to the right channel

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My ps3 will play ps3 games but not dvds. it loads the dvd then turns black. Any suggestions?


The ps3 blu-ray laser is a 3 part system (cd, dvd, and blu-ray) More than likely the dvd portion of the laser is damaged.

I'd recommend using the ps3 to play games / blu-rays until the laser completely fails before replacing.

Here's a website with some tips and advice.


May 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will play PS3 games sometimes. It quit


sounds like a dead Laser they are a dual laser will read DVDs n CDs but wont read Blueray movies or PS3 games Laser might need replacing

Oct 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play blu ray movies or games but cds and dvds work fine


The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch on in the back. The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the $150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes and lasers.
If you hold down the eject button for 10 seconds it will reset your laser and then you should be able to shut the power down in back safetly.
Formatting and or resetting the hard drive won't do a thing if your diode is fried.
I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game.

Check What Resolution You Have Saved On the PS3 Maybe When It goes Blu-Ray Its To High Res For The Standard TV..
if you felt i have spent my time to help you... a very helpful rating is appreciated for answering ur query...
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Aug 18, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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Games will not load on my ps3(discs)


The blu-ray portion of the laser has gone out.

It's the number one problem with the older PS3's.

The ONLY way to fix it is to replace the blu-ray laser.


Jun 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Discs wont load


Your laser is going out.

It has nothing to do with the system.

You'll have to replace the blu-ray laser in order to have a 100% working machine again.


Jun 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read blue ray discs but will read dvd


sounds like the blue ray lens fried, u should be able to find one on ebay or craigs list not hard to put in

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

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Ps3 not reading discs!


what is wrong is when you got the blue ray set up it was probly set up diff.if it is not reading games or movies then you eye is scrached.the eye if u dont know is what reads everything

May 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3?


does it play blu ray discs? if not its the blu ray lens thats packed up, phone sony and as long as its less than a year old they should fix it, if older than year they will probaly charge for it.

Jun 19, 2008 | 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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