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PS3 only plays music cd's, but won't play the games or blu-ray.

System is out of warranty and has been professionally cleaned. Really don't want to trade it in.

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Hello My name is Juan and I know your problem and I have your solution this means your laser lens are due for replacement some lasers they do play only regular movies some play only blu ray some only play music cds and the only solution is to replace your laser you don't need to exchange your unit or sell it I do sell laser or the completed blu ray drive or fix it for you I am a trusted ebay power seller so let me know what you think and we can get you unit up and running again

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My ps3 wont load any of my games but still plays my dvds


First off, have you tried playing Blu-Ray movies/games instead of DVD's?
If you have and only the DVD's work then it sounds like the "blu ray" part of the drive has died.

In the PS3 blu ray drive there is a lens for blu ray movies/games and a seperate one for dvd/cd's. Sounds like the blu ray lens one broke.
The cost for repair of this $150 dollars if not under warranty.
Now before calling sony try this.
  1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

  2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format the PS3! Yup, again this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

  3. Buy a Blu-Ray cleaner and try it.

Sadly if these don't work, you will need to give Sony a call, and have that coffin mailed your way.

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My console works and lets me play online games but it wont let me play disk games how can i fix this


Your Blu-ray drive has gone bad most likely. Try inserting a blu-ray movie to double check. Also, try to play a music cd or a dvd. I usually see that cd's and dvds will play but the BR movies and games will not.If your concole is less that 1 year old, contact sony for a warranty repair. If it is older than 1 year, they will repair it for a cost.

Feb 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not play the games


First make sure the DVD is not scratched or dirty. Get a cleaning kit and use it to clean the laser off inside your PS3. If it won't work after you clean the CD/DVD then your Blu-Ray Diode has burned out (a very common problem with the PS3). The PlayStation 3 uses two different lasers to read a disc. One of the lasers inside is used for standard DVD's and CD's and the other one is used strictly for playing Blu-Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 at this point is to replace that Blue Ray laser lens. If you do not have electronic repair knowledge I would recommend paying the $150 to have Sony replace it. Your PS3 is under warranty for one year from the purchase date.

Feb 05, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Not playing blue rays and now has stoped plating games


First make sure the CD/DVD is not scratched or dirty. Get a cleaning kit and use it to clean the laser and disc off inside your PS3. If it won't work after you clean the CD/DVD then your Blu-Ray Diode has burned out (a very common problem with the PS3). The PlayStation 3 uses two different lasers to read a disc. One of the lasers inside is used for standard DVD's and CD's and the other one is used strictly for playing Blu-Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 at this point is to replace that Blue Ray laser. If you do not have electronic repair knowledge I would recommend paying the $150 to have Sony replace it. Your PS3 is under warranty for one year from the original purchase date.

Dec 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Won't play ps3 games or blu-ray


lasers not workin properly. try and give it a clean but if not your gunna ave to stump up about 50 quid for a new one. use this video for cleaning it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSYYmYXgVl0 and while you have the drive open you might want to do this test on your laser to check if its working ok :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2_j6P82O8Y
obviously dont bother with this if your consoles got warranty hope this helps


Mar 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 plays movies but wont recognize games


The PS3 uses a different laser for DVD's, Blu-Ray disks, and CD's. It's quite likely that just the Blu-ray diode has crapped out. have you upgraded to firmware 3.10

For the player to work perfectly the lens needs to be clean. One piece of dirt can cripple your PS3 and end up with your PS3 not playing games. This dirt needs to be cleaned off the lens occasionally to avoid you having ps3 problems loading games.

Try these steps to resolve this issue:

You could be facing a lens related issue or corrupted firmware problem

try this

1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format your PS3, this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

3. Try cleaning the blu-ray drive lens with a Blu Ray Lens Cleaner

if this does not help, i suggest should be send to Sony for repairs in case your PS3 is under warranty your replacement drive may be covered still you need to check with PS3 customer support, Laser replacement would cost you around $130.

Hope this helps, and please do rate my solution, Happy Holidays and Happy gaming ahead!

Regards
KreativeGeek

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

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PS3 wont play blu ray or PS3 GAMES


Certainlyit's a problem with your blu-ray reader and, if it'snotcoveredby warranty, unfortunatelly you will need to buy a new one(youcan findcheap ones in eBay =])
Please, try the following:
  • Reupdating your system firmware via USB Device (download the update from Playstation Website)
  • Restoring your system (don't forget to backup all your important files !!)
if this doesn't work ,contactSony support centre for possible hardware issues checking.

Jul 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 WON'T PLAY BLU-RAY DISCS


The problem is all in the settings. You probably have a 1080i television that cannot display in 1080p. To fix this go to the main menu and go to:

Settings:

Video Settings

Then Blu Ray Disc and make it turn the Display BD in 1080p 24hz or whatever. Once you do that, start the Blu Ray Disc again, and you should be able to watch it. This all happened because your tv doesn't display 1080p.

Hope this helps!

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

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Ps3 unable to play games-HELP PLEASE


JUST BUY A LENS CLEANER CD AND IT WILL CLEAN YOUR SYSTEM.

Feb 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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