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Playstation 3 screen freezes while playting games how do you clean lasers/lens? Does Sony sell a dvd for cleaning the lasers/lens? And will this resolve my problem

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It rarely actually helps to clean the laser for the PS3. It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

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I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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Why does my Playstation rejects game disks?


Clean the laser. Either open the unit, and clean the lens with a q tip and rubbing alcohol, or get a CD cleaner kit. If that doesn't work, you'll need a lens replacement like I did on mine eventually.

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First make sure the DVD is not scratched or dirty. Get a cleaning kit and use it to clean the laser off inside your PS3. If it won't work after you clean the CD/DVD then your Blu-Ray Diode has burned out (a very common problem with the PS3). The PlayStation 3 uses two different lasers to read a disc. One of the lasers inside is used for standard DVD's and CD's and the other one is used strictly for playing Blu-Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 at this point is to replace that Blue Ray laser lens. If you do not have electronic repair knowledge I would recommend paying the $150 to have Sony replace it. Your PS3 is under warranty for one year from the purchase date.

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Try cleaning the disc and then cleaning the blu-ray laser using a lens cleaner. What is most likely happening is that the disc cannot be read resulting in your Playstation crashing.

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My PS3 just started holding up on load screens for games, and then it was freezing at the menu for a game, and I popped in a BD and that froze too.


Hi,

This is a typical indicator of a problem with the Bluray drive or more specifically the optical laser on the drive which is failing to read the disc. Sony charge $150 for this repair if the console is outside warranty.

You could try cleaning the lens on the laser as this can work sometimes but this requires you to open the console and most often the lens is faulty and needs to be changed. For more information on the lens and how to access it either to change it or clean it please see this FixYa Tip.

Many thanks for using FixYa

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Hi,

This problem with the PS3 is usually associated with the Bluray drive or more specifically the optical laser on the drive which is failing to read the disk. Sony charge $150 for this repair if the console is outside warranty.

You could try cleaning the lens on the laser as this can work sometimes but this requires you to open the console and most often the lens is faulty and needs to be changed. For more information on the lens and how to access it either to change it or clean it please see this FixYa Tip.

Thanks for using FixYa

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Hello,

The first thing to try would be a lens cleaning disc. The laser could be dusty preventing it from being able to read the disc.

You can get a lens cleaning disc kit at almost any store that sells dvd's and cd's.

Note: Do not spray compressed air directly at the laser.

You can however blow air through the vents to try and remove any dust from inside the playstation.

Try these two things, if it doesn't work or you have already tried these ideas post back and share the results. Thank you for choosing Fixya!


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Games are freezing in mid play after going to a "now loading " screen. What are some ways to remedy this situation? I have already cleaned the lens.


The lens will need to be replaced. Just cleaning the lens very rarely works, with blu-ray lasers, these usually need to be replaced.

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If you are facing problems of freezing and non-readable disc you should first try lens cleaning, the best option would be to give it for repairs to Sony if your product is under warranty

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you need a new laser put in... Call the Console MD they fix them for 89.99 there phone number is 207-332-6623

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