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Lens assembly how do i fix the lens assembly or do i have to buy one?

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Re: Lens assembly

It depends on what is wrong with the Assembly, You will more than likely have to buy a New/used Lens Assembly.

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Disk wont spin

The lens assembly is directly associated with a non spinning disk issue.

Here was my situation.

I purchased a used PS2 slim from an ebay seller that had the disk read error. I bought another lens from another ebay seller and when installed it, the disk would not spin. I then replaced the new lens assembly with my old one and the disk started spinning again but I still had the disk read error. I contacted the seller to send me a replacement lens assembly for the defective one I received.

Bottom line is if your lens assembly is bad, the disk will not spin. You can replace the lens assembly for about $4 or $5 on ebay.

This mostly occurs to all slimline PS2 it is a common problem.

Mar 20, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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When i put my ps3 game in it just comes up the disc is not reading and then it freezes

Could be several issues. If it is under warranty Sony will fix it for free. If it is not under warranty then you can try to fix it. Try the easy solution first. Clean the lens. You have to take apart your ps3, remove the blu ray drive and take that apart. There are videos and tutorials on how to do that. Get some lens cleaner, clean it with a qtip and put it back together. If that does not work then you can buy the laser lens, or the whole assembly either online or from ebay. Cost anywhere from $30-$70. If out of warranty and you want to send it to Sony I think it costs around $150 to fix.

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will not read disc,s so i cant play any games when u put them in ,is this basic manufacterur default so can get it fixed for free or if not wat is cheapest way to fix it

looks like your lens has taken a beating.
call up sony center and explain them the problem. You would have to ship the ps3 to them.
Remember to make a back up of all your game saves and downloaded content if possible.

If you are still under warranty, Sony should replace the lens for you for free.
I would suggest replacing it with Sony, even if you have to pay for it, rather than doing it yourself or by an unauthorized person.
Ask for a warranty on the lens if you get it fixed via Sony.

Changing Lens needs a lot of precision work.

Sep 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disc will start loading than error comes up saying

The laser diode has gone bad. You will need a new lens assembly, just search google for "PS2 Lens Assembly" and you'll find plenty of places to buy them from.

Jun 14, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles

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It wont play any games

possible solutions 1)The games are from the wrong region, eg the console is european and the game is european. 2)if it used to play games, dust may have accumulated in the drive. you need to get a laser lens cleaner. if that fails, get a replacement drive, they're about 40 euro.

Jun 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My ps3 will read the dvds and cds just not ps3 games...wat should i do

HI, the optical lens assembly is damaged. you will need to replace this vital part to restore normal reading capabilities.

The optical lens assembly incorporates both the blue ray and regular lens in the same assembly. if one lens burns out, you will have no choice but to replace the entire lens assembly unfortunately.

You can confirm by using a cleansing disc. if the cleansing doesn't restore the reading abilities to the affected lens, replace the entire optical lens assembly asap.

Jun 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 360 keeps saying unreadable disk no matter what game i put in

Ok, this is optical lens assembly failure. the lens is burned out and unable to scan due to lens failure. simply replacing the dvd rom optical lens assembly will restore the reading ability of your unit.

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 disk drive not working right

Ok, if you are sure this disk is readable and all the other disk work fine, this will confirm optical lens damage. i would replace this optical lens assembly asap. this will fix your issue.

You should know that, if the Xbox states that the disk is unreadable, it may be the disk. if you are positive that this disk is good, simply replace the optical lens assembly.

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My PS2 won't run my games.

HI, you will need to preform a lens cleansing by using a cleaning disc. try to recover lens function be cleaning the lens with a good len cleaning disc. if the lens cleaner dose not fix this issue, this will confirm optical lens assembly failure and, you will need to replace the lens assembly in this case.

Just to make sure that this isn't a control fault, unplug the PS2 for 5 minutes. if the unit still freezes up or , the unit will not play the disc, replace the optical lens assembly.

May 26, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Power went off while playing Wii game and now the Wii no longer will read a disc. It was on a heavy duty surge protector, so it wasn't zapped by a power surge and nothing else in the house was disturbed....

ok, if the red button didn't reset the lens assembly, it may be dead. you will have to send to Nintendo for a Lens assembly repair. unfortunately, there are not any replacement parts you can order that i would recommend.

Mar 11, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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