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My ps3 loads games when i insert the disk about 6 or 8 times

Hello, my ps3 loads games when i insert the disk about 6 or 8 times it happens with most games discs with other games disks load inmediatly, well at least it works, i change the disk reader almost a year ago and i play my games since then in that way i hope you help me to solve this problem , thank you

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Your laser is going out again. The ONLY way you can fix it is by replacing it again.

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Hi - When I insert a gaming or music disk into my PS3 it makes a noise as if it wants to eject the disk again. This either happens or otherwise it wont recognize that a disk has been inserted. This...


Hello, It's possibly lens calibration problem, sometimes that happens when there's a lot of sudden movements during transportation, sometimes the use of scratched disks tend to trigger the Error correction algorithm of the PS3 reader, putting the reading lens into a lot of stress that heats up the EC chip and games are not read properly, causing the game to fail loading and making unusual sounds.
I recommend not to use scratched disks, try to use only PS3 game disks only to extend your console's life, and take good care of all your disks, keep them clean.
The thing is as technology improves Disks format changes to put more information into a single disk, and precision looking for data is more critical as data sectors are closer to each other, so scratched or dirty media tends to return errors.
Hope I helped, and try to seek some professional help on calibrating/substituting your old reader.

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Ps3 not loading disk


Here is how you can fix the not loading/reading disk on PS3.The problem is with the sensors under the Blu-ray drive that are not making contact with the base of the system. So, the first thing to do is open the PS3. Then, you slightly put pressure over the area where the disc loads and after this your disc should begin recognizing all discs inserted and will load a disc without any problems. This should fix your problem. If this does not fix your problem, you will need to send your PS3 to Sony to have it repaired by specialists.

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Hi my ps3 is not loading disc (it will load when machine is off and then you turn on with disc half inserted). When in will not play game.


this is a disk reader problem and u see the disk is spiinning after u insert it and if not u can clean and try it..then also u hav som problem then u can see this site to solve it..

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Ps3 will not load games after inserting game disc


this might be disk reader problem or some problem with the lens..clean the lens with tissue or lens leaner..if your disk reader dint read the disk then u check whether its spinning or not if not u check with this site to solve it...

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When you start my ps3 all is fine then after loading a disk the ps3 just carrys on as if there is no disk in the machine no disk error no sign that the disk is there at all


its very possible that the laser reader inside of your disc drive is broken.

if you leave it on all the time it can get hot and burn out or it got hit or dropped it could easily brake as well.

Dec 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disc never loads


If a disk wont load that is due to one of two things, either the inside of the ps3 is dirty, or the disk is dirty or damaged..

First you could try purchasing a bottle of compressed air thats used to clean computers,

And then try spraying out the inside of the ps3 when the cd door is open.. Then purchase a lens cleaning disk, and run it a few times inside the ps3

If that doesnt work, try to get one of the scratch repair kist for cd disks, and try to clean and repair the game itself as best as possible.

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My PS3 will start to load Call Of Duty 5 then just goes blank..But will play other discs.Any Ideas?


When I had a similar issue with my PS2 (GT4 would not load) it was because the disk-reading laser was misaligned. That happened after using the system for many years, so if your system is new, maybe you can skip to the 2nd part of my answer. A slight misalignment could mean that the disk is still read, but the process takes longer. If COD5 requires frequent access to the disk when booting up - as GT4-, that might explain why other games load properly and COD5 doesn't.

Other potential problems: scratched disk (visible scratches), dirty disk (you can clean with a cloth, sweeping radially from the center to the border of the disk), problem with the COD5 data installed in your PS3 hard disk (try reinstalling the game).

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PS3 console won't recognise that a disc is inserted.


take some alchol and a couple of swabs and put some alchol on the swab and clean out the disk tray but dont stick it in to 2 far take it out once u fill a little pressure.

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PS3 won't recognize media, i.e. DVDs, games


So your DashBoard doesn't even come up at all? What happens when you turn the PS3 on with the game inside of it? Try using a lens cleaner to see if it is perhaps your laser that is being blocked by dust or something. If nothing works you may need to reload the PS3 Operating System (OS).

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same!, laser is stuffed if no disk loads!

got it fixed worked again! sorry :(

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