Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Considering that you have indicated that it's kicking the disc out, I can safely assume that you have either an early fat PS3 (2006 - 2009) or one of the later Slim (2009 -2012). I'm going to assume that it's an original fatty because failure of the drive mechanism is almost unheard of on the Slims whereas it was a common problem that occurred on the older units, especially the longer they were in use.
Your best bet is to contact Sony's PlayStation repair department. They'll trade you a refurbished unit for $100 with a warranty. there's no point in repairing it because it's going to cost more to get repaired than to do the swap with Sony and more things are just likely to continue to go wrong with your unit just due its age and you won't have any warranty protection.
BTW, the last time I had to do this with Sony, it was five days from when I agreed to do this with them until I received my refurbished unit. That was in 2011 and it still works today.
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
Make sure there isn't a disk in it already first. if you're absolutely positive there's no other disk inside, you may have to contact Sony for help, especially if this is an older unit. if there isn't a disk trapped inside, it may be a failure similar to what plagued video cassette players back in the day; the failure of a specific piece of hardware that recognizes the fact that something's been inserted, and ejects it right away.
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Games wont load
ts a problem with the latest download update. sorry to say but its a job for sony as long as its still under warranty. just phone them up explain the probs your having and they will send you a new (normally reconditioned) unit out. sony's replacement service is very good.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer read the game disk properly.
The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.
The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one of these lasers i.e the Bluray laser has failed.
For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.
Many thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
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finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then
take you finger off the sensor.
Place your finger back on the on/off sensor
leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.
Once the safe mode screen comes on select the
option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.
NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all
data except the OS. I recommend backing
up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.
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