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My ps3 turns on and works just fine but will not load my game or movie..

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Throw it down the stairs and then jump up and down it until you hear a crack sound. This is a good sign! You are close to making it irrepairable! Stop jumping on it. Now put it back together if necesscary, and it will read discs again. If you would prefer a different method, contact sony and ask them to replace the lens! It will cost about £120.

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U need a new laser lens. that's all

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My ps3 does not load games or movies, screen stays still with the circular load symbol at the the top right corner, anything i can do at home to fix this?


Try this:
  1. Back Up your PS3. You will need a compatible external hard disk drive for this step.
  2. Enter Recovery Mode.

  3. Choose "System Update".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  4. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore Default Settings".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  5. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore File System".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  6. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Rebuild Database".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  7. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore PS3 System". WARNING!: This option will delete everything on your PS3 hard disk drive!

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  8. Return the unit to Sony. If your PS3 is still under warranty the fix will be free; otherwise it will cost $150.

Mar 25, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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8 Steps to Fixing Any PS3 Issue


Note: If your PS3 is on, but you are looking at a blank screen, you PS3 may be in HD mode.
  • Turn off your PS3.
  • Hold down the power button for 2 beeps. This will reset your PS3 video to standard output.
  • If you are unable to reset your video, skip to Step 8.

8 Steps to Fixing Any PS3 Issue
  1. Back Up your PS3. You will need a compatible external hard disk drive for this step.

  2. Enter Recovery Mode.


  3. Choose "System Update".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  4. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore Default Settings".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  5. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore File System".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  6. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Rebuild Database".

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  7. Re-enter Recovery mode, and choose "Restore PS3 System". WARNING!: This option will delete everything on your PS3 hard disk drive!

    Try to load a game or movie. If it works, skip the rest of the steps listed below; otherwise, continue.

  8. Return the unit to Sony. If your PS3 is still under warranty the fix will be free; otherwise it will cost $150.

on Mar 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont load games or movies ps3 froze during


This is usually caused by a bad laser. Try cleaning it first to see if that helps. If it doesn't then it will need to be replaced. Check out www.wiredextreme.com or call 214-222-5788. All of our repairs come with a 90 day warranty.

Mar 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Games will not load,I have tried movies,and games,everything else seems to be working fine,just cant play movies or games..


Ok, if you are having problems with loading games/movies that are disc based and not ones that are in the HDD (Hard Drive) or on a usb drive (This means digital movies and games), chances are your PS3's Blue Ray drive is damaged and you will need to get a replacement. If you can't play anything even if it's Digital/HDD based or Disc based, you may have to send it in for repairs, or get a Replacement PS3.

Nov 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 games/movies will freeze... will not load games/movies


Hi,This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service.You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue. You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution. If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply. If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

Aug 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will not load any games. What can I do?


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. It just showed the circle for some seconds in the upper right corner and nothing happend. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't load games or dvd..WTF?


1.You Should Try to clean your disks 2.put one in and go to games or videos depending on what u r doing and if your ps3 detects there is a game in there press triangle on the disk icon and select play 3.if that didnt work go to http://www.Playstaton.com/Support
Hope it Helped!

Jun 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not load games


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 will not load games or movies, it works fine on line


Your cd drive is on its way out call sony i beleive it is an issue they resolve for free.

Mar 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 locks up when I try to load a PS2 game


If you have a 40GB it has absolutely NO backwards compadability with PS2.

Oct 26, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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