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No Disks will Load!

My dad bought me a PS3 for christmas, i was chuffed with it etc etc. 6 games, no problems what so ever, until yesterday was playing Fifa 08, all of a sudden in the first half commentary is lost, yet still kicking and crowd noises are apparent, then half time comes, and no menu appears, so i pressed the PS button and quit the game, during the quitting of the game my PS3 restarted itself, so i thought fair enugh just one of those things and it will work properly again when it comes back on, so when it does, i eject and reinsert Fifa 08, but no it wouldnt load up, nothing. I have tried all of my 6 games, 1 blu ray movie, and 1 DVD, but nothing, i have the latest system software, and have done a quick system restore, and a full system restore, but no nothing. Any help would be very much appresciated, i just want to get this sorted as quick as possible, Cheers.

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  • millanello Jan 03, 2008

    the same problem man

  • kdogg 69 Jan 03, 2008

    got my ps3 4 xmas played 3 times tried 2 play again no discs would load any answers please help me

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    yea man i have the same exact problems....i got it for christmas and play my games they were find until a couple months later it would not load the game i need some serious help please!!!!

  • rn_colvin Aug 09, 2008

    i used a low pressure vac hose on the vents and i asked the manager at the local gamestop he said since i had purchased it in febuary the lens might be broken so i need help please help me

  • Mike1qasw2 Aug 10, 2008

    That happens to me to when i try to play nfsc, gh3, ect. It says its loading but no game comes on not even movies

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    I think we all are having this problem we need to file a lawsit against sony

  • adezze5 Aug 11, 2008

    same with me 2 playing NBA Live 08 all of sudden commentary stops but the players are still moving..once the game ended it froze..figured it was 2 hot waiteda day tried the game and it didnt load.. cant really hear the AC fan anymore..and i did have it on carpet so guess it must have overheated or sumthin

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    i have done quick system restrore and full system restore but noting happen

  • unknown101 Aug 24, 2008

    i had got a ps3 and I had got some games and at first it was working but then the last time i put a game in to play it but it just said loading and the game icon wouldnt show up,,,,

  • saudi9_78218 Nov 30, 2008

    i bough a ps3 for my b'day i played it for 5 months and the disk wont load

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. Sometimes it would not load with certain games, so i loaded a different game and it would work. Now nothing loads(games or movies). I dont here the fan anymore, so maybe it's just the fan. I will see if I can replace it.



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Hi it sounds like the ps3 has over heated and this isnt cheap to get repaired neither will cost nearly as much as it did to buy.
If you have had the ps3 sitting on carpet or on top of something like cable box or video or dvd player this will cause the unit to overheat.
Check to see if you can hear the fan working if not you might be luvky and replacing the fan can solve this problem.
If the fan is working then it will need to be taken to repair shop as it is impossible to get the spares for these as the shops can charge a fortune to repaur them.
Also was i brought new or second hand if new take it back they will replace it for you but wont give refund.
The problem with all ps3 is that the fan is only just strong enough to keep it cool alot of people have this same problem even using it on carpet will cause it to overheat it needs to be on flat surface not ontop of anything electrical.
If you need the board replacing this will cost nearlly as much as replacing the whole unit im sorry their isnt much you can do but i see alot of ps3 with this problem everyday must be a fault in production if it still under warranty send it back.
Let me know how you get on ok

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