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Not reading ps3 not reading discs ( hk 80G version)

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  • stewydz Dec 08, 2007

    not reading any discs. this is the second ps3 to do the same thing. (40gb)

  • Wago Dec 08, 2007

    Same problem over here, was playing it the one day and the next day when I turned it on it wouldn't read CDs, games, or DVDs.

  • Jimbo Y Dec 08, 2007

    I've had exactly the same problem with an 80Gb PS3 I brought over from Singapore. Sony were not helpful and told me to go and buy a new PS3. Are there any cheaper fixes?

  • arr46 Dec 22, 2007

    i have the same problem does anyone know what the problem is . Is the ps3 lens dead or something?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    Same problem. Only 3 weeks old, won't any discs.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    yeah i bought an 80g version from miami and it worked for about 2 months then it stoped reading discs

  • photonjohn Jan 01, 2008

    I bought an 80 Gbyte system at teh end of September, and have rarely watched videos. Today I received my 5 free BluRay discs in the mail, and low and behold, the system wil not play BluRay discs, PS3 games, regular DVD's, or CD's.



    $hit! Anyone out there, please help!



    Thanks and Happy New Year

  • baywatch23 Oct 16, 2008

    This 80g is only 1 day old and this piece of **** won't read anything. It stopped only 20 minutes into playing MGS4 for the first time. BestBuy is going to have to give me a new one.
    XBox rocks!


  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    sony product get ******* worse every console. the disks wont read in
    my new system. boycott sony

  • owen26 May 26, 2009

    my ps3 will not read any discs

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Like the 360, the PS3 also has problems.  This problem is known as the SoD (spin of death). In this the lens of your PS3 stops working. Sony is the best one that can help for this kind of error. Best to stick with them, or if your retailer has an exchange policy, ask for a new PS3. But my local dealer fixes this up for 125$. 

  • IMPORTANT - DO NOT OPEN YOUR CONSOLE YOURSELF AS THE WARRANTY THAT SONY PROVIDES WILL THUS BE VOID!!!

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Open up the console and clean the lens of the Disk Drive with some rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. Then put the console back together.

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