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My playstation 3 will not play any blue ray dics at all

I just bout maadden 2008 and it will not play at all

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  • Mag1987 Dec 05, 2007

    The playstation 3 will not play any games or dvds at all. It doesnt recognize the cd.

  • Lildaddy22B Dec 12, 2007

    I have had my playstation 3 for 2 months and it worked fine at first. All a sudden it doesn't want to play any blue ray disc. I kept it on the floor and did not have any drinks around it.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    My PS3 worked great for a month but, now it does not recognise Movie or Game blue ray's!

  • mannyg35 Jan 06, 2008

    i got my ps3 in 11/10/07 and of 12/05/08 it would not play any games or BLUE RAY. i was playing call of duty 4 and all just went black and the ps3 would not work game or blue ray it gives me 80029906 code. but the dvd works. THE BLUE RAY AND GAMES DOES NOT WORK

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    wont play blueray

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    my playtation 3 will not play any playstation 3 game and the problem start not too long ago but it will play any other games

  • JSPBKL Jan 19, 2008

    suddenly nothing works but I can move through the menu but cannot play a game or get a bluray to play.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    can't play the games. the menu comes up and i can move through it but then nothing works, no game, nadda, nothing, zilch. who should i contact about this.

  • z3girl37 Feb 21, 2008

    my ps3 will not play any of my ps3 games, only dvds and ps2 how do i fix??

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    My ps3 will play movies fine but will not play my games.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    here's a good one... mine did the same thing, died unexpectedly after 2 months. So I sent it back to sony, and they promptly replaced it. Good right? Well, the replacement stopped working after an hour... how's that for shitty?

  • Spekjemean Mar 24, 2008

    Ive had my UK 60GB PS3 about 10 months. Recently it wont pick up any PS3 games (blue ray) yet blue ray films are fine? Ive got about 26GB left. Ive got a 1080p tv through hdmi cable. I tryed reseting to factory settings, turnig off and on again and ejecting the disc etc! Auto disc start works but no game disc shown on the XMB?

    It will work after about an hour of doin all this. Any ideas or will i have to send it back to sony because i havent got long on the warrenty? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    My ps3 will play regular dvd's and playstation 2 games but will not play ps3 games. Does anybody know how to correct this?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    wont play any ps3 games

  • Crazy Doc May 31, 2008

    My PS3 (1st Gen) will not play any disk, DVD, Blue Ray, CD, etc...

  • kaw1234 Jun 05, 2008

    my ps3 will ps1 & ps2 games but not ps3 games

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    my blue ray dos not work but ps1 and ps2 and non blue ray movies work

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    My ps3 dosent want to play any blue ray games

  • e2444 Jun 12, 2008

    my ps3 dosent want to play any ps3 games

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    My playstion 3 while not play any movies or games. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    works great...will no play Blue Ray discs.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    my ps3 wont play any blue ray disc dvd or games

    but it plays normals dvd fine!!

    they told me that it was for turning off the ps3 on the back...and it friend my blue ray laser.


  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    I had the same problem. but i got it to work again. my playststion lays on its side so i moved it so it is vertical. you hold the eject button down for ten or more seconds and It will set its self again. I had to do this a couple of times.

  • zach_hilbert Jul 26, 2008

    my ps3 wont play games or movies. what do i do. i cant find my reciept and i paid out the **** for my 80 gb

  • Penguinskika Jul 31, 2008

    i got my ps3 for christmas and well when i come home to play grand theft auto it freezes and i try to reboot it and everything but nothing seemed to work! my ps2 games played on the ps3 for like a few weeks but then it wont work at all anymore!! and well i called sony and they said i had to find my receit and its in New hampshire and cant find it! so i cant send it back! but i think ima just call sony back and tell them i payed 800 bucks for my ps3 and want it fixed!



    so can any of you guys tell me the problem or can you guys help me try to fix it or something! cuz i really want it to work and everything!!



    please help thanks!



    -Mike-

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    I was playing pro evo on my PS3 and all of a sudden the game friezed so i pressed the ps button in the middle of the controller and quit the the game i cleaned the disc well and put it back in and for some reason it never worked and now nothing works Cd's dvds blue-ray discs games none of these work i dont know why cause i only bought the dame thing at christmas and paid ALLOT of MONEY for it i never drop it or anything it just stop working all of a sudden does anybody know how i can fix it or even tell me what the hell the problem is.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    wtf nothing is fixing this and i m not paying that much mony for a new one

  • bubbles7098 Nov 13, 2008

    for some strange reason my playstation 3 wont play cds,

    it stoped working in a matter of mins and dont understand how 2 fix it!

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Same thing happened to me, I was playing NCAA 2009 and it froze up. Pressed PS button, nothing happened. Held down the power button and shut it off. Tried to get on and play the next day, game did not even show up in the menu. The disc was in the drive, could hear it spin once. Sounds like a dirty laser in the disc drive. I'm going to pop it open tonight and clean the laser. If works, I will post a youtube video for you all...I've had this problem with my PS2 in the past, cleaned the laser and worked good as new!

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    it started to play a movie then gave an error code and wont display anything at all

  • RoadRash01 Dec 20, 2008

    The same problem just happened to me. PS3 won't play anything blue
    ray............games or movies. I called Sony tech support and they
    are fixing it under warranty even though it is 5 days over the 1 year
    warranty. I am not happy that it's broke after only 1 year, but I am
    relieved that Sony is stepping up to the plate. I just hope that it
    doesn't happen again 12 months from now.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Has anybody tried swapping the blueray drive from another PS3? I'm curious if that would work or if there is an electronic serial number that binds each blueray drive to its PS3. If not, I'm buying another PS3, swapping drives, then returning it... I really don't care. This **** is ridiculous and a company as big as Sony really needs to fix stuff like this BEFORE hardware is release to the public.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    It won't read any of my games or blu ray disc it ahs also erased everything

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I've never seen so many people with solutions that don't know shite. It's a problem with the firmware updating the blueray drives.

  • jhrodwell Dec 26, 2008

    We tried to put a blu ray disc (Wanted) in but it wouldn't play

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Won't play Blue Ray. It used to. Now I get a message saying can't support playback, or something like that.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    The error code 80010514 pops up.

  • bholy11 Dec 31, 2008

    i bought the new tomb raider it froze and now my play station wont do any thing no blue ray no games nothing how can i fix it

  • crutch619 Jan 20, 2009

    ps3 will play ps2 games but ps3 plz help

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    my playstation 3 well not play movies or games.

    a need some help.......

  • crazytown_66 Feb 13, 2009

    my playstation 3 wont play any blue ray movies or blue ray games

    but it will play the ps2,ps1,games and regular dvds.

    now when i put a blue ray disc in it shows the disc loading but once it stops thats it no game icon or starting automaticlly of the game

    so yeah what to do

  • hank6972 Apr 08, 2009

    My PS3 will not play blu rays. It will play DVDs and ps2 games. Kind of disappointed that the console doesn't last long at all. I spent $635 on this piece of ****. It really stinks. I've been a playstation fan since it very first came out. Now I'm thinking of going with the x box. Really don't want to, but I don't want to have to spend $150 to get it fixed when I haven't had it very long at all. I got the 60 gig when it first came out. i was very impressed with it until now. Some one please help!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    my ps3 does not recognize any dvd, cd, et.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    does not play the blue ray movie just the previews.

  • timothy_gray Apr 18, 2009

    MY CONSOLE WILL NOT PLAY GAME OR MOVIES TRY TO RESTORE BACK TO LAST UPDATE DID NOT WORK

  • austin83 May 11, 2010

    PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like sound problem, video problem etc... Good news is that. these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.

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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.

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  • jewbean44 Jan 04, 2011

    BornEvil, while your advice sounds somewhat useful. The part about the system just being old is a bunch of crock. This is the second ps3 I've had that the blue ray has stop working on it. They were both under 7 months old. I know one person doesn't make that much difference but I will never use my hard earned money on playstations again.

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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

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Hank, I had the same problem. To fix it, I just went to >Settings>Video Settings, and turn off BD 1080p 24Hz Output (HDMI)

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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

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Do you have a samsung or westinghouse tv?

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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

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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

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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

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SOURCE: my playstation 3 will not play any blue ray dics at all

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

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