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I have the Read disc error that lots of people seem to have. It won't read any discs at all. I have tried to clean the lens and I've been advised to wipe the system and start from the beginning, which i have done but here's the other problem. My controllers wont register. At the start up it says "Plug in your controller with a USB cable and press the PS button but when I do that the lights start flashing as if its charging but pressing the PS button doesn't do anything. It would be great if you have any thoughts on this. Regards Henry

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  • fadeal Nov 12, 2009

    Thanks for your help. The disc problem is still there and it's feeling to me that I will need to get the drive replaced. My next problem is I rang Sony about the controller problem and they said they never heard of it! Why the hell didn't they tell me about the controller reset button, I mean as if they didn't know about it. They said it would be £99 to replace the drive and £129 to replace the whole unit. The point being I DONT TRUST THEM!! I don't want then to give me another unit that will break in 6 month (They only supply a 3 month warranty)
    Anyway, Thanks for your help.




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For the disc issue, the blue ray drive is most likely dirty or its failing, if you are in warranty, then contact sony to get the drive repaired / replaced for free.

If you are outside of warranty the repair is 150. you can try taking apart the console, and cleaning the lens with a qtip - and alcohol. Naturally taking the console apart will void the warranty.

this video shows how its done on a PS2, it is the same thing on any play station or any cd/dvd drive.

If the problem remains after you have cleaned the lens, then you could try canned air, blow all the dust out from the drive that you can find, and carefully even from the area / inside where the laser lens is.

if it still doesn't improve then the optics might need to be replaced, or the whole drive.

As the blueray drive is not cheap, you could send it to sony as I recall they will fix it for 150 (the blue ray drive costs something like that)

And then the controllers, they should have a reset button on the back of them, leave them on the usb to charge for 2 hours so that they have enough power.

reset your console and your controllers a few times until they start to work.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

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