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Playstation3 not working

Just finished watching a movie,and removed disc.put in new movie that i previously watched and screen says searching media source. it will not play any movies or games. i did reset system and nothing changed.

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    games not playing

  • hannahmay9 Dec 19, 2007

    i have the same problem. was watching a dvd,nothing seemed to be wrong but when i went to put a different disc in (game/dvd) it would'nt work.

    it doesnt even sound like it is trying to read the disc although the loading symbol is in the corner of the screen.

  • darkmirror Jan 15, 2008

    I bought My PS3 40 GB system 2 monthes ago from Switzerland. I was in the middle of the game FIFA 2008 the screen blacked out and showed the message " disc error, retrying operation" I waited about 10 minutes when nothing happened I restarted it and no disc seems to be working. Please I need some help because I live in Libya and there's no Agent for SONY here

  • gardodds Jan 15, 2008

    playing callof duty 4 online when sound went off followed by game now cant get ps3 to read any games??????help

  • dippaul7 Jan 26, 2008

    yeah my playstation 3 won't play any games either. it just goes to the little menu thing that comes up when there are no games inserted even if there is a game inserted. i've tried dvds and bluray discs too. nothing will work. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    took game out put movie in not playing but game in nothing working at all

  • joeterrell Nov 21, 2008

    I have sent my PS3 in four times now and it always had this problem where it quit even trying to read the disc. when I got it back it worked for awhile and then same problem after 1 month or 2. Sony sent me a new one after the first 2 times and it did the same thing. sent it in and it came back working again and failed once again but now all warranty is up. it lasted just past the 1 yr warranty and the 90 day warranty. what is wrong with these things.

    I had the same problem with our playstation 2 and since the warranty was up on it, being a technical type of guy, I opened it up to take a look. The drive mechanism was hung and lacked lubrication. I used a light oil and I also cleaned the laser reading head very carefully. It continued doing this every two or three months, and every time this same solution fixed it.

    Got tired of it though and bought a new PS3 and it acts remarkably similar to the same problem.

    I am debating opening up the PS3 to check on this same problem. Sounds like it isn't even trying to read the disc, but I am reluctant. Not sure what I will run into or how to open it up exactly, but I am leaning that way.

    Can you give me any ideas or help!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    we select movies that can be streamed but after watching we cannot delete it.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    When I select a 3D titled movie and I tell the system I want to watch in 3D - I get a message "this title is not available to watch instantly. Please try another title."



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Please post any solution that you may hear of. I have spoken to Sony and searched many forums and have come up with nothing. Except that one guy claimed he had this problem and when he installed linux his machine was able to use the drive thru linux.

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