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Ps3 does not relise there is a game disc

My ps3 does not acknowledge that there is a game in the game menu. when i put in any game disc

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  • mdawsonmatt Jul 14, 2009

    no, the disc does not appear in the menu

  • Niraj Shah May 11, 2010

    Are you able to play DVDs / Blu-Ray discs?

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Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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My ps3 wont play the game automatically when a disc is inserted. it goes to a multimedia menu when it comes on


Typically ps3s do not launch straight into the game. You do have to go through the menu and select the games portion, and then the game disc. This should launch your game. I have to do it every time I want to play a game.

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My playstation 3 is not acknowledging a blue day disc or game when it is inserted into the PS3. It will play dvds but not blu ray or games.


Looks like a malfunction of the Blu-ray laser. Take it to a service shop or send it to Sony if it is still under warranty, to have it fixed.

Mar 04, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Menu is gone


Hello,

You can try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

If after trying the above options and it still does not solve the problem, then maybe the lens is weak and that's why it cannot read any disc.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

I wish you good luck.

May 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I never had problems playing cod modern warfare 2 till I downloaded the patch 1.09. My Ps3 gets stuck mid game. What can I do?


I need help too, my when i turn on the Ps3, it runs normally, but the system doesn't acknowledge there is a disc in it. When i eject the disc and put it back in, it reads and i start it up, but about 30 seconds into start up, the game freezes. I already reset the system & recovered memory. Any suggestions?

Apr 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read dvd or bluray discs


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

Nov 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 will not read any discs


The laser lens might be damaged. Is your warranty still available?

Jan 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disk reading


try changing from pal or nstc to auto
or it may be a updating failure

Jul 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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