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Reads just a few games

In fact right now it reads only one- PES 2008.
probably it won't read even that one soon.
it ignore other games while the other console reads them normally.
It is problem to me to return the console since I boght it in USA and I am in BiH.
so, I hope it is something minor, like dirty laser lens.
any advice?

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  • caber1 Jan 07, 2008

    Thanks, Paul.

    I tried but no joy, the console behaves like before.

    I am wondering is it possible that laser lens is so dirty that only can be cleaned manualy?

    If yes, is it complicated to do since I would like to do it rather than to sent it abroad.

    Or the problem is something else like motor or so?



  • caber1 Jan 25, 2008


    I found on some local forum the post with completely identical symptoms: after the bly ray disc (game or whatever) is inserted, there is an icone in upper right corner that rolls, which mean that the console tries to read the disc, but without joy.

    so the guy simply opened the console, he cleaned the laser and some prism and after that it worked well!

    I did the same thing. although I was told not to open and clean the prism under any circumstances, I did it anyway.

    p.s. I have two consoles, both have had the same problem and both were treated in a same way, as I describe.

    and both are workin again!

    I hope that this will be helpful to someone.





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Right now, it won't read any game:( except the originals from PS2 which are not blu ray.
So if it reads ordinary dvd and not blu ray I suppose it is software problem.
I hoped that it might be sometihing easier to repair, like dirty lens since the console works a lot, in a smoke and dusty area.
I bought it in USA and living in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sony offices in Europe does not recognize warranty in such cases, so after all I will have to pay for repair.
Anyway, thanks a lot!



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Hi sounds like its problem with lense you can buy a lense cleaner so give this a try first but make sure the ps3 is on something solid and not ontop of anything like dvd or cable box as this will cause it to overheat then it would need replacing so make sure its not on carpet or any other electrical source try the lense cleaner first but buy good quality one let me know how you get on ok

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

  • paul proctor Jan 08, 2008

    Hi again as the console isnt that old i wouldnt have thought the lense be dirty enough to clean by hand.
    If you tried the lense cleaner then that should be all it needs unless it is being used in really dusty environment then cleaning manually could solve this but you have to be carefull not to damage lense as you can easily scratch it.
    If it reads certain games and not others then it could be a software problem on the console itself as it has a complex software installed on it.
    This isnt something you can fix yourself will require sending back to suppliers, have you tried to see if dvds play on it.
    Make sure its on solid ground not carpet or ontop of anything warm like dvd player or cable box as this cause it to overheat.
    If it played no games and says disk error then it would be the lense either clean or replace but as it plays some games then it will be software problem.
    Let me know if you have tried dvds or not.
    Dont you have any sony suppliers local to you
    speak again soon

  • paul proctor Jan 26, 2008

    Hi thanks for the info glad you got the problem solved was it just cleaning that you did



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