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PS3 won't read any games but reads DVD movies, What's the problem

I was playing a game and the game froze. I took it out and now it will not read any of my games. I tried to put a DVD to see if it works and it did. So what's the problem? Why doesn't it read any of my games now?

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    I have the same problem now. It wasn't reading anything before. I bought a new laser / motor assembly, and now it will read everything but bluray and games.

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Back up the hard drive then reset the ps3 back to the factory settings. then down load ver 2.60. If it still does not work you have a laser issue or board issue with the blu-ray drive.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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mine would read disks but like in the middle of the game the stuoid game would freez

Posted on May 31, 2008

localwonder
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SOURCE: ps3 wont read any discs either blue ray dvd ps3 games or ps1 game

Hi. this is optical lens failuer. you will need to replace the optical lens assembly asap if possible.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 will turn on but it doesnt play any games or dvd and the ps3 menu doesnt show up either

are you running through hdmi? i am having same problem. was working fine the other day, now nothing.
although i can get it to work through rgb cable

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

micromatikal
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It sounds like the actual laser has failed, unfortunately this is all to common. Please call Sony at 800-222-7669

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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You need to readjust the laser to fix this. You can send the console in to get this done or you can fix it yourself with a good repair guide.
Check out this blog for more details:
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