Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
When I try to play games, the system wont even recognize them, and you wont get the icon on the menu. When I put in a blu-ray movie it plays with no problems. The problem happened suddenly so im confident it has nothing to do with settings or even with the blu-ray player since blu-ray movies still work. I have the same issue here. My stepson called me today and told me the PS3 wont recognize games but it still plays movies with no problem. He last played games a week ago with no problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: PS3 laser Problem
It sounds like you bought a defective laser or it is the chip on your "sister board". There is a chip on the circuit board thats on the bottom of the Blu-Ray drive and it has a silver rectangle on it. Some say that that chip is going bad on some machines. I have repaird 60+ PS3's this year and I haven't had this happen to me yet though. I would suggest trying another laser, then if that doesn't work try a "sister board" from the same model of PS3. I'm still not possitive if that is a possible solution though. The "sister board" is supposedly keyed to only work with the mother board it came with. Well, I hope this helps. Good luck!!
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
uh tis happened t me too i dont know why but my brother is all pissed at me and my stupid sis.dang all we did was turn off he ps3 and then ihe games didnt work. im going to call sony like now. if i find the problem i will tell u, k bye!
Posted on May 11, 2009
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:
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
SOURCE: 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
and while you have the drive open you might want to do this test on your laser to check if its working ok :)
obviously dont bother with this if your consoles got warranty hope this helps
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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