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Will not read games or blu-ray discs - Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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  • ripplinger8 Jul 27, 2009

    when i load a game or blu ray disc into player it gives me a disc read error message



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This is a Major Problem Sony for repair. Many people have already raised Questions regarding this message which cost them many bucks.

You can also list yourself as one of the unfortunate one who have this message.

Note - 1% chance is there that it can be rectified by updating the firmware.

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Hi ripplinger,

here is a good fix that worked for a gamer

Ok so the same thing just happend to me as well. Aftersearching/finding my receipt, I also found that my PS3 is beyond the 1year warranty. So I thought that instead of paying the $150 I wouldtake matters into my own hands. I found a site that allows you toreplace the Blue-Ray Optical lens mechanism at

So I thought if I'm going to buy this and install it then I'm going to have to take it apart anyways.

Here is what I did:

***Warning***Perform this method at your own risk. I would only reccomend this topeople who's PS3's are out of warranty and those who have some sort ofelectronic background.

Unplug PS3 before performing any of these steps

1.If concerned with warranty sticker then remove the warranty stickerintact by using a blow dryer using hot air and gently remove thesticker.
2. Remove plastic piece and the Star screw and Slide the outer lid off the PS3
3.Underneath the outer lid there are a few Phillips head screws toremove, now remove the second shell by lifting from the back of thelayer and pull forward towards the front of the PS3.
4. By now you should see the Blue-Ray Disc Drive on the right side of the PS3
5.Remove the connector wire and ribbon connecting the BR-Drive, one isvery small and should just jiggle out while the other is underneath thedrive, it can be removed by using a small flat screwdriver tolift up the black piece holding in the small ribbon.
6. Now youshould be able to easily remove the 4-5 very-small-black phillipsscrews holding the silver metal crate that is attached to the driveitself, lift off the crate.
7. There should be only a fewmore phillips screws hold the top of the BR-drive together. Once youremove these the laser should be exposed. Be sure NOT TO TOUCHANY OF THE MECHANICAL PARTS if you can help it especially the laser.
8.Take a Q-Tip and dip it into alcohol being sure not to over soak theQ-tip, and gently clean your laser. Use care here as you only want thealcohol to touch the lense. Try not to move the lense at all.
9.Since the PS3 was very simple to take apart I decided to try it outbefore I completly put it back together by plugging the BR-Drive backup and plugging in the PS3 to see if it would read my discs.And of course it read any disc I put in.
10. If it works, then of course put everything back together and GAME ON.

Note: This may not be a perfect fix for everyone but, it sure worked for me.

more in this thread.

hope this helps



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