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My ps3 not working

My playstation 3 has stopped reading disks! i put the latest system update on my ps3 and a few hours later i was playing fiffa 08. half way though the game it said disk error and froze. so i turned the system off and now its not reading any disks please help!

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  • timguy7 Oct 03, 2007

    thanks for your reply. But no i have not dropped it and i did not turn it off when i was runnig the update.Also my ps3 is well venterlated. It just stopped reading disks half way though a game!

  • cmpunk
    cmpunk Nov 20, 2007

    i am having the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    I have the same problem... Too bad....The Play is not reading the disks... I have formated the disk, etc...

  • Kspot1715 Nov 26, 2007

    Samething has happened with my PS3. It froze In the middle of a couple games. Then the last time I was playing a big DISC EJECT popped up & now will not read any discs! Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    i have the same problem.

    i just update to 2.01

    and then puff. the ps3 cant read anymore

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    me too but i didn't update it and i was playing tiger woods 08'

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    playing fifa the game froze now it wont read any discs

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    ps3 update not reading discs now

  • Harbok Jan 05, 2008

    I was Playing NBA LIVE 08 and i was creating a player and my Ps3 show disc error and I took the disc out and tried another disc and it did not read any of my games.. i restored my PS3 sytem and formatted the hard drive... but still my Ps3 wont read any disc at all... pls help me fix it.. =(

  • shel_jedi May 11, 2009

    yeah i updated a game and then it read no disc. except my ps2 and vids...anyways 2 months later i tried it and it worked my ps3 games so i mashed then now its not working again ... go figure ...over heat i heard get new fans

  • omar_alissa May 11, 2009

    it was when i was playling vrtua fighter 5 it froze and then when i tryed to take the disc out the blue light woudin't stop blinking and then i cut it off and then restarted it then it came out but now it woun't play any discs why does god punish me so



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Sony used a bad batch of lasers on earlier models of ps3. Mostly 40 and 60 gig but like any other electrical component it has the chance of taking a s**t. Sony will replace or repair your system if the warranty sticker is still on the console, if now open the BD and replace the laser with a new laser (not refurbished). I have taken hundreds of these apart and its always the same. The laser burns out mostly due to **** on the disk itself so be sure to have nothing on the disk.

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I heard all you have to do to fix this is run a system backup, then run a restore in the settings menu, you will loose data on the hard drive, game saves music, ect, but should fix it.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

  • xchubs13 Feb 01, 2011

    how do u run a sytem backup



Same thing happened to me.

I guess the best solution is to call up Sony and have them replace one. There is really no other way to fix.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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Same thing happened to me while playin fifa 08 and after dat ma system won't read any disc
i hav got it repaired and found out dat the lens hav been completely destroyed
there are two solutions to fix this:
1.get a new ps3 lens sony and replace ur system

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

Sorry mate I've been looking through lots of these problems i have the same one you can either talk to a sony person by either phoning or online chat 

or phone them up and ask to send you a new one which is what most people are having to do this happened to me halfway through a game too ...

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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Lool....wooow..when was the last time u Dropped it Turned it off while update is running left ur shirt next to the fan...over heated? left it on in a room below room temp. Formated the ps3 and forgot to download the update any of these could have been a u see...just like the xbox 360...and or wii....a console can over heat very easily if not careful...i cant really help u much...because honestly u haven't really told me the problem

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