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Hi,

This is a very common complaint with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer read the game disk.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.

The symptoms you describe are typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

Many thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 09, 2010

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Launch PS3 models and PS3 models with backwards compability have different disk lenses for blu-ray disks and dvd disks. Which means that you can have a faulty blu-ray lense that doesn't work, but as long as your dvd disk lense works you'll be able to play PS2 games and DVD movies.

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This is an extremely common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


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For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

Many thanks for using FixYa

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I left all ready some important help about this issue.
I do believe you have a faulty laser since ps3 have 2 diode laser on the same mechanic and each one is independent for loading your disk.You can read dvd movie but no blue ray disk or Ps3 game or vice versa.
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