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Ps3 stop working

When i enter any disc it will not read

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    Mine was working just fine until today, Christmas Day, and the discs will not load. I tried the quick format, but it still would not work even after I had deleted all the data.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    Same here ever since doing new start up

  • Nutter2097 Dec 26, 2007

    Yeah im having the same problem and i only got my console 4 days ago! Has anyone had this problem and been able to fix it?

  • sopie Dec 26, 2007

    mine started this pm after playing and watching on it last night it will no longer load any type of disc be it ps3 or blue ray??

  • jaybird14 Dec 26, 2007

    Same problem here. Will take the advice below and return it.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    Opened up my son's PS3 60 GB and played ti last night for awhile(12/25/07) Then in the morning while playing a game the video was went out. All I see is gray fuse and no audio. I was able to play last night after uploading the 2.01 update.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    i had my ps3 1 day and i got the same problem after about 5 hours play..... annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    I have had mine since the fist day of release last November. Mine went dead on the 26 of 07 as well. I think to many people are having this same issue on that exact day and Sony is not doing sh#$ to fix it.

  • WIll Thor Dec 30, 2007

    I have had my PS3 since the relase in November 06. On 12/26/07 it went dead as far as reading disk. Too many people are having this issue on the same day and Sony is not doing Sh*& about it.



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Same problem too. spoke to customer services told me it could not be fixed over the phone and to return console to retailer for full refund or exchange. Great, but how many times is this going to happen?

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So your shiney black pearl stopped reading discs huh? Now you are wondering if you can fix it because A)You are out of warranty and don't wanna pay almost 200 bucks to have it fixed or B) You are under warranty but don't wanna be without your PS3 for almost a month or longer .... Maybe you casn fix it on your own, if the problem is simple enough.

Sometimes the PS3 won't read discs simply because the lens is dirty, to find out if thats the case insert a game or blu-ray disc ... take careful note of the disc's 'label' as you put it in ... once it doesn't read after 10-15 seconds eject it ... if the disc's label hasn't moved your blu-ray drive's 'motor' is broken. Best bet is to send back to Sony and pay em. Or take the PS3 apart and try to replace the whole blu-ray drive.

If you remove the disc and notice it has moved your lens is probably dirty. This you 'can' fix yourself. First give the PS3 a GOOD cleaning. Vacuum it, blast it with a can of compressed air, vacuum again. Try disc.

Didn't work? Try a lens cleaner kit.

Didn't work? Time to get your hands dirty ... open the PS3 up (at your own risk) and clean the laser manually with pure alcohol and a q-tip. (video tutorials are on

Disc read errors are our main problem. It isn't some full blown epidemic but IS becoming worse by the day. My reasoning for this problem is simple: The PS3 is a dust MAGNET. I'm betting 90% of the disc read errors are cause by dust and dirt and pet hair getting in the machine and making the lens dirty or causing actual failure of the drive motor itself.

I love the PS3 and wish it didn't fail for anyone, especially this month with great titles almost here, but it happens. Happened to me on April 1st and I found out my blu-ray drive motor failed. A dirty lens I woulda fixed on my own. We really need a good blu-ray cleaner kit to come on the market in all major retail stores.

Peace PS3 fans.

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