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I just replaced the laser on my PS3. It will not

I just replaced the laser on my PS3. Now It will not allow a dvd to be inserted.

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It may not be compatible with the original you have replaced.

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Will not play the games


First make sure the DVD is not scratched or dirty. Get a cleaning kit and use it to clean the laser off inside your PS3. If it won't work after you clean the CD/DVD then your Blu-Ray Diode has burned out (a very common problem with the PS3). The PlayStation 3 uses two different lasers to read a disc. One of the lasers inside is used for standard DVD's and CD's and the other one is used strictly for playing Blu-Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 at this point is to replace that Blue Ray laser lens. If you do not have electronic repair knowledge I would recommend paying the $150 to have Sony replace it. Your PS3 is under warranty for one year from the purchase date.

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Unable to read the disc


Hi,

The most common reason for the PS3 not reading discs is a bad drive. The following website sells the drives and does installs:

store.richspsxparts.com/wiiredvddr

This drive should fix any reading issues you are having with your games, or issues inserting your games or ejecting them (or lack thereof). This is the entire DVD drive assembly mechanism replacement for your PS3 including a new laser. If your discs are not ejecting, or you cannot insert a disc -- or you can insert a disc but it will not load, this is what you need to get your PS3 going again!
Hope this will help...

Take care.

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Wheni put a disc in the ps3 it does not load up so i cant play on games my software version is 3.21


hi,

The most common reason for the PS3 not reading discs is a bad drive. The following website sells the drives and does installs:

store.richspsxparts.com/wiiredvddr

This drive should fix any reading issues you are having with your games, or issues inserting your games or ejecting them (or lack thereof). This is the entire DVD drive assembly mechanism replacement for your PS3 including a new laser. If your discs are not ejecting, or you cannot insert a disc -- or you can insert a disc but it will not load, this is what you need to get your PS3 going again!
Hope this will help...

May 28, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will play ps3 games but not dvds. it loads the dvd then turns black. Any suggestions?


The ps3 blu-ray laser is a 3 part system (cd, dvd, and blu-ray) More than likely the dvd portion of the laser is damaged.

I'd recommend using the ps3 to play games / blu-rays until the laser completely fails before replacing.

Here's a website with some tips and advice.


May 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Replaced blu-ray laser on ps3 games play but not dvds


thats becouse it a BLU-RAY it is diffrent i figured out the hrd way 2 :P

Dec 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 won't read discs of any kind at all. We have an old PS3 (husband says the biggest one) that was the first kind to come out. Recently we have found that the PS3 no longer reads any of our games or DVDs....


the laser has gone bad in the dvd drive. You can either replace the laser if you know how to get into the dvd drive or just replace the dvd drive itself. You can find them on Ebay at a decent price.

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

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My PS3 is not reading game disc or dvd's


The only thing you can do without changing the laser motor and unit is to remove the cover and clean glass laser lens with rubbing alcohol and cotton swab

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 disc drive not working.


You've done everything I would have done honestly. Take a can of air and blow it into the drive to make sure dirt or dust isn't on the laser which could affect if it sees discs or not.

The better thing to try if you are good at opening up your ps3 and then removing your drive and opening that is to take a damp q-tip with a bit of glass cleaner and clean your laser in the drive gently. Then put the drive back together and hook the cables back up to the ps3. You can leave the cover to the ps3 off for this step. Turn on the ps3 and try different blu-ray, dvd's, music cd's, game discs, etc. If it still doesn't read any of them then either the laser or the drive i bad. If it reads some discs and not others then its a weak laser and the laser would need to be replaced.

If you have to replace the laser or the drive, you can do a search on Ebay and usually find them fairly cheap.

Hope this helps and let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Jun 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will play ps3 games but not movies in blueray or regular dvd


The reason you can't play movies is because dvd movies and blu-ray especially require more power from the laser in order to load them properly. Games don't require as much power from the laser so it loads quicker. The laser inside of the drive is going weak and the only way to fix that problem is to get the laser replaced. Heres an example of what the laser looks like: http://www.yallstore.com/ps3-laser-lens-kes410aca-two-lenses-p-4363.html You can do a search thru google and find more but at least you know what the part looks like. There is also instructions on how to replace the laser as well here: http://progamer.cc/blog/ps3-laser-kem-400a/how-to-replace-a-ps3-bluray-lens-guide.html/ Hope this helps.

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