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Ps3 not reading discs

Ps3 not reading disks at all can play downloaded. Just stopped out of the blue. Think I had downloaded firmware abou a week before. Dont think it was 2.0 though. Hope you can help as haven't had it for a month even and this has happenened

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  • slickman2k Dec 07, 2007

    Hello mate, what do you mean by lance has been faulty

  • slickman2k Dec 07, 2007

    Pressed accept by mistake, still need help with this problem.

  • slickman2k Dec 09, 2007

    Have only been using official ps3 game disks. But that sounds interesting if I can get it working again. As I have the 80g hong kong model but am in uk, sony wont help so I guess I have nothing to loose in opening it up. How do I get this circuit, and are you sure it is not a lense prob as I have only used official games

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I provided a link here, which i think could help you solve your problem there.. Just click on the link below..

How do I troubleshoot software loading problems on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system?


Enjoy..

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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Hi there

Make sure the discs you use are Blue Ray , this is what is causing the problem. You can also have the PS3 chipped to play normal DVD's and Discs

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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If you just updated the firmware and the games stoped working after that then the firmware is corrupt

try to update the firmware again.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 17, 2008

    You can also try cleaning the lens as best said

    It might be problem with the lens, if cleaning doesnt fix it then the lens would need to be replaced in the drive.



    Im sure you have warranty and in that case you can get it repaired or replaced for free.

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Try cleaning the lens with the following steps

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Step 1:
Make sure the laser pickup lens is actually the problem. There are a wide variety of reasons that a DVD player might not read a disc efficiently. The disc could be scratched or dirty, for example. Test the DVD player with a disc that you know works before trying to clean the lens.


Step 2:
Purchase or borrow a lens cleaner disc and try it first. You can find these things really cheap at any large department store. They usually get the job done well. However, you may need to clean the lens manually if the store-bought cleaner fails.


Step 3:
Remove the outer casing of the DVD player. Remove the screws that mount the top casing onto the bottom of the DVD player and slide the top casing off. This will expose the DVD deck, which houses the laser pickup lens.


Step 4:
Find the lens. The lens will be glass and under the DVD clamp. The lens will probably have a blue tint to it. If you are having trouble finding the lens, you could shine a light on the components and watch for the reflection.


Step 5:
Use a cotton swab and some isopropyl alcohol to gently wipe the lens. Just a quick scrub will do. Dry the laser pickup lens with the other end of the swab.


Step 6:
Give the lens a few seconds to dry and replace the covering of the DVD player. Test the efficiency of the player. If necessary, repeat the process.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 17, 2008

    Please let me know if this doesn't work so we can further diagnose the problem

    Thank you

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 24, 2008

    were you able to get this working?

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I know why this problem is occuring! Becoz it will read only original disk you cannot use normal DVD/CD. It requires only PS3 Original discs! If you wanna use normal downloaded data to be READ. There is extra circuit available at the technicians shop which will play and read all the normal or home burned discs.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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It may be the problem you told go to service station may be lance has been faulty.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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    Zaid Anarwala Dec 08, 2007

    you will find the bkue lance on the drive it may be faulty.

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    Zaid Anarwala Dec 08, 2007

    Blue not bkue

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    Zaid Anarwala Dec 09, 2007

    i told you that that is the problem of lance

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    Zaid Anarwala Dec 09, 2007

    lence

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