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The helpful 6 year old loaded 2 discs into our PS3, of which one might be upside down. The sticky tabs on the bottom of the case were removed to reveal molded case, so how exactly do I tear this thing open and/or fish the discs out?

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Hold in ps button, switch off system, restart then go to options in menu and select eject disk.

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Disc won't play or eject


I've seen this several times when watching burned DVD's. There are a couple of ways to get the cd out. First, try turning off the system and hitting eject to turn it on. Second, a forced eject from the system. hold the eject button down, turn the power off, (still holding eject) then turn the power on.(still holding eject) Third, and hardest way. Crack open the system and remove everything down to the top of the cd drive. then remove the top of the drive and take your cd out.(LAST RESORT)******WILL VOID WARANTY*********

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Disc stuck in console


okay turn off the console in the back

then 1. hold down the Power button AND the Eject button at the same time
2. reach around to the back of the console and turn the switich back on
3. wait a few second and the fans will kick on
4.and then the disk should be able to come out

hope that i could help!!

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Flashing Red Light


take of the top then take out the disk drive and pull the game out. Then send it to Sony to have them fix it.

May 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My game wont eject


Okay, the same thing happened to me and I managed to get the disc out. First is the blue light on. If it isnt then you should hold the eject button and use another cd and push it into the disc drive and gently push your stuck disc around. When you hold the eject button your PS3 will make a loud clicking sound but dont worry. Just keep using the extra disc and push the stuck disc around and it should come out

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Disc stuck in the drive of my ps3,,,i've tried holding the eject button down, the paperclip trick..nothing worked...any other ideas??


no. just turn on the game n pick up the system.tilt it completely over 2 where the part where u insert thte disc is facing the ground.then,hold down the eject button.simple. no number.no repairing.

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Something stuck inside disc drive


try this, press and hold eject button for around 15 seconds, this resets the cd drive, hope this helps

Jan 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Movie and game stuck in playstation 3


How did you manage to insert 2 discs in the console?
The only way is to open the console and the disc drive.
This will void the warranty.

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PS3 won't turn on


hi Torgsrus.
PS3 Light sequence
The following pictures illustrate the CECHX0X model, however the light sequence is applicable to all PlayStation 3 models.

No lights are on:

When no lights are on, this means that the main power switch on the back of the ps3 is off or the PS3 is unplugged. When the main power switch is off (the '0' is pressed) and you will not be able to access any features of the PS3 system. To turn on the PS3 system, make sure the main power switch is on (the 'I' side is pressed down).

If the PS3 does not turn on:
· Make sure the power cord is not frayed or damaged
· Try using another power cord, if available
· Make sure the main power switch on the back of the PS3 system is turned on
· If you continue to have issues contact our Technical support.

Solid Red:


When the power status light is solid red, this means that the PS3 system is off (or in standby mode).
Standby, mode means the PlayStation 3 system is off, but is ready to be turned on by pressing the power button.

If the ps3 system will not turn on when you press the power button, this is an issue with the PS3 system and you will need to send your system in for service.

Solid Green:

When the power status light is solid green, this means that the PS3 is turned on.
You should be able to navigate the XMB, play games, access the Playstation store,etc.
To turn of the PS3, simply press and hold the power button for two or more seconds.
If the power status light is green ,and you are experiencing problems- have a look on our forums for troubleshooting.

Flashing Red:


When the power status light flashes red after using the PS3 system for 3 or more minutes and shuts off, the PS3 system has possibly overheated.

This may be caused by poor ventilation or the vents may be blocked.
If this happens:
· Check to see if the vents are blocked. If the vents are dusty, vacuum the vents to remove the dust.
· If the PS3 system is in an enclosed area like an entertainment area, move it to a more open area.
· Leave the ps3 system off for 30 minutes to let it cool down.
· If you continue to have issue, you may need to send the console in for service.

Flashing Green:


When the power status light flashed green, it means that the PS3 system is turning off. Please wait while the system turns off.

If the PS3 system does not shut down immediately, it may be trying to finish save data to the Hard Drive. If it is, do not turn the main power switch on the back off as it may cause data on your hard drive to be corrupted.

If the green light continues to flash green, the ps3 system maybe trying to write to the hard drive, shutting down or running programs. It may take longer to shut down depending on when you pressed the power button. If the green power light flashed for a very long time, you can try holding the power button down for 5 seconds, the console will beep and should turn off. Then try to restart the PS3 system.
Flashing Green, Yellow and Red:


When the power status light goes from green, to yellow, to green, then to a flashing red, this means that they may be an issue with an internal part with in the PS3 system. This may be caused by a variety of reasons and would need to be diagnosed by our support line.

When the PS3 power light flashes in this order, you can contact our Support Line for further assistance.

Solid Blue:

When the disk status light is remaining a solid blue, it means the disc is inside the PS3 system. If you wish to eject the disc, hold down the eject button for 2 seconds and the blue disc status light will flash indicating the PS3 system is attempting to eject the disc . (NB: the power indicator light will always be a solid green).

If the disc is inserted into the ps3 system, but does not show up on the xmb or will not play, this may indicate an issue with the reader- check our guide Discs are not loading in my PlayStation 3? for further troubleshooting.

Flashing Blue:


When the disc status light is flashing blue, it means a disc was just inserted into the ps3 system or a disc is trying to eject from the ps3 system. Depending on when you pressed the eject button, it may take longer for the disc to eject. (NB: the power light will always be a solid green)
If the light constantly flashes blue, it may be an issue with the disk being stuck in the system. If this happens there is no way to remove the disc yourself if you are using an orginal 60GB PlayStation.

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Disc is stuck in ps3 drive


trying sticking something thin and firm in there gently.. try to feel for the bottom side of the disc. Press the eject button and press up a few times. This may take awhile. But Be sure to be very Very gentle while doing this.

Aug 27, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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