Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I just bout maadden 2008 and it will not play at all
Heres the problem ladies, Your system is at its end. Wear and tear has screwed it. I am a game system repair tech and I am experiencing the same issue. You can try a few methods. Clean the dvd rom with a cd cleaning device. Tip it on its side. Vert seems to work cause of a less friction spin. Some tv's will support massive resolutions and the software won't. This seems to be a major issue in the ps3. See it auto detects that nice 1080p or what not your tv has but some times the software will wig about that and not perform. Try turning down your massive resolution to a more practical one. The issue I am having is that the CD's, DVD's, and even my pirated stuff runs like gold but nothing blue ray works at all. This is caused by either the reading device just kicking the bucket or because the drivers have some how been diverted. Some install you have done homebrew. The more likely issue is that it just died. Sorry... Sony kicks all sorts of ****. The PS3 is the only gaming solution. So don't get mad at its problems. It has very few issues. But this is one of them. PS2 had the same problem. Remember having to tip it on its side to get it to work... same thing here. Why you have to do that is because the eye is having issue rendering a complete line of code from what it is reading. Could have been knocked slightly out of place, could be dirty or filmy, could have just been probed by an alien and is offended by that and doesn't won't to work any more. Either way you have to face facts, it is dead. Here's the fix. Send it to Sony. If you are still under warranty you will get it back soon with no cost to you and it will work perfect (till this happens again). If you aren't under warranty, it will cost about $150 US but it will work and be cheaper then buying a new one. The other fix is that you could replace it yourself. It would require a new eye and a specialized screwdriver. The eye will cost alot more then $150 and the screwdriver isn't something you can get at a hardware store and cost alot too. So if you want to play the Blue ray disc you just need to get that thing back to Sony and they will replace it. If you have the original one and you are saving it like I am. Will it is now ready to be placed on its shelf to forever collect dust. You of course could figure out how to run discless ISO's but again if you knew how to do this you would be able to figure out that your PS3 is toasted and needs a replacement eye.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
How to fix ps3 blue ray! ok first of all stand up your ps3 then lean it to the right where the usb hub is leaning down and to the right then insert a disc doing this will make it act funny make scary sounds and go crazy. try to eject the blue ray disc and it prolly wont let you. but youll be scarred cuz your gonna hear disc sounds youve never heard before so keep trying to eject then turn off the ps3 with the disc still stuck in there. lay it flat now on its belly then eject the disc while shaking the hell outta your ps3 and reinsert the disc and bam! full blue ray functionality
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Hank, I had the same problem. To fix it, I just went to >Settings>Video Settings, and turn off BD 1080p 24Hz Output (HDMI)
Posted on Oct 31, 2010
My son's PS3 did the same as most; Playing CoD4, froze, then would not play any blue ray games. Only DVDs and PS1. Ready to give up, no warrenty. Read the posting about moving the machine to a vertical position and holding down the eject button for 10 seconds to reset. Blue Ray games that would freeze earlier today are noe working! Who would have guessed? Thanks Much
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Do you have a samsung or westinghouse tv?
Posted on Aug 16, 2007
I had this same problem when I rang sony about it they told me it would cost over $350 to fix glad I told them to shove it because a dvd lazer cleaning disk is all u need just run the dvd as directed and it fixed my ps3 straight away (I bet thats what they would have done first anyway
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Yes i do have a samsung tv. why?
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
Ok same thing with mine it goes to the regular ps3 start up screen not the game screen and it wont fix and umm i got a samsung tv too whats the point
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
Hey i had the problem and sony told me to restore settings well nothing worked contact some ps3 owner had same probllems no solution i sent my ps3 back on the jan 15 they will sent a nother one. but i live in US california the sipping was free sony picked up the bill. i am sure sony has euro place to fix. if not euro sucks. $800 us is too much just buy another one. its only 400.00 to 500.00 in us for new 40 or 80 gig for a new ps3
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
Aloha, Playing the new BD and it froze. Restart and still same, took out BD and still froze on same scene. Now wont play any discs at all! Just black screen
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This answer courtesy of Sony USA support.
In the Settings menu
BD/DVD-->HDMI 1080p 24mhz
This will be set to 'Automatic'...change it to 'Off'
Now try to play your Blue Ray disk. It should work.
I got this from answerbag after doing a search for you
Hope it helps
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
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