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My Playstation 3 is only reading my games when it wants. Can anyone tell me why it will read my dvd's but not the games? Thank you

The system is very warm to the touch. And I have recently cleaned it thoroughly after the problem started.

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I had the same issue with my system, and had to sent it in for repair. They told me the blue ray disk drive was failing. It cost me $105.00 for the repairs. But when I got my system back from Sony, it was like brand new with all new parts.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

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Two things it could be. Either corrupted disc (formatting will not help this since it's caused by moving the unit while running, damaging the disc and not corrupting files) or your BRD is malfunctioning. If it is only on games and not on movies, I would say it's the HDD, if it's on everything, then the BRD. You can get repair parts on Ebay for the BRD by punching in KES-400AAA and it takes about 15 min. for an expert and about an hour and a half for a newbie to replace. Good luck.

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SOURCE: my playstation will not read dvd's and just

  1. From the XMB™ home menu, go to icn_settings.gif(Settings) > icn_syssettings.gif(System Settings) > [Restore Default Settings].

  2. Once you select [Restore Default Settings], you will see a list of settings that will be restored. Scroll through them and press the icn_btnx_color.gifbutton to restore the settings.

  3. After the operation is complete, you will see the initial setup screen that appeared the first time you turned on the PLAYSTATION 3.
    You will need to go through the initial setup process before you can use the PLAYSTATION 3.
IMPORTANT
The Restore Default Settings feature will erase any previously saved settings and restore all of the following settings to the default:
  • BD/DVD Settings
  • Music Settings
  • Chat Settings
  • System Settings
  • Date and Time Settings
  • Accessory Settings
  • Display Settings
  • Sound Settings
  • Security Settings
  • Network Settings
  • Internet Browser Settings
Read this next paragraph carefully!!!!!!
Also, do not confuse "Restore Default Settings" with the "Restore PS3 System" option (the next option down on the menu). The "Restore PS3 System" will not only restore the default settings, but it will also delete all hard disk content. (You will lose all saved content from your PS3 system's hard drive if you use "Restore PS3 System.)

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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Hi my name is Juan and I have the answer you need this playstation 3 has stopped reading games cd's dvds and bluray cd's the problem is with the laser the laser got damage and it needs to be replaced believe me there is no other solution I do fix ps3's is my job so the only solution is to replace the laser but there is 2 different types of laser depending on what model of ps3 you have look on the back of the ps3 there is a white label with the serial # and after that is the model # start with CECH if you can tell me the completed serial # I can tell you which laser is the one you need if you do the job your self the laser cost you like 65-75 dls if you want to replace the completed bluray drive they cost like 145-160dls depending where you buy the lenses and replacing just the laser is more complicated but save some money just need to be little carefully or if you feel you may have a problem doing this I do sell used ps3's as well new and used parts on ebay I am a trusted power seller I can get what you need or I can do the job for you let me know you choice thanks

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: playstation 3 switches on ok but wont load games or dvd's.

This fault was fixed by contacting Sony Helpline directly & explaining the fault (laser/hard drive damaged). They agreed to fix this fault free of charge & honoured my warranty as I bought this system in January 2007 by faxing them proof of purchase. They arranged to collect my PS3 via courier & advised that it will be returned within approx 3 weeks along with an extended 3 month warranty. I have to say that Sony Helpline were very helpful & their customer assistance was excellent & if your PS3 does breakdown I would recomend that you contact the Helpline first to enquire if they can assist with the problem before seeking to have this fixed at a potential cost of £100.00 upwards by independant PS3 fixers.

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SOURCE: playstation 3 won't read any games

your blueray lens are bad or dirty try using canned air and blow through the blueray drive, that is what i did and it worked.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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