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Disk/games are not loading when inserted. Icon on the top right corner spins and then stops but no game icon under games.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: UMD Icon Not Showing Up Under "Games" in menu

You've cleaned the disks but have you cleaned the laser? That'd be the next step before looking @ repair options.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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Umm well thats wat mine was doing and i called up ps3 austrailia and they said that you can call up a reiper man or send it to us and i got the email and adress of them and they fully replaced it for free but uv got to tell them you got it at christmas because they fked up wen they wer making them around christmas sumpin to do with the hard drive but soz i dunno the ps3 aus number u should ask but i got mine replaced instead of paying a repair man bout 200$ i just replaced it for free =P

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: PSP Not Loading Games

You most likely need to clean the lens. Local game stores have kits that clean it for you.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my ps3 wont read any disk.

Hi, the problem you have is an internal one, the drive laser head does not seem to be reading the discs you may need to get the console replaced, or get the laser head cleaned, it may be a dirty laser head or a damaged one. If you can replace the laser head or drive yourself then it may work out cheaper for you.

Hope this has helped.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 will not read games or movies.

replace the drive or optical unit you will be glad you did. Another tip never play blue ray movies unless you want to keep replacing the drive as it puts wear on the laser and servo motor get a blue ray for you movies leave this to the gamming only my advice! please give me a good review you will be glad you did!

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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This is the 2nd most common problem with PS3's. This isn't a bad problem. Your laser/lens will need to be replaced. Do you see the time clock in the top right corner going around and around? If so, you are just having laser/lens problems. If you do not see the time icon spinning when you insert a disc, your PS3's Blu Ray drive controller board has gone bad and you will need to send it to Sony and not a

3rd party technician. Certain problems are only repairable by Sony. Good luck.

I cannot speak on the downloaded games going black at this point.

Change your laser, get your system back reading disc, then try the downloaded games again. If you still are experiencing the problem, please post again.

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Make sure the disk is free of scratches. Wash it with your shirt or soap and water then dry it off. Make sure the reader on your PS3 is dust free. Grab a silk/smooth cloth and wipe it.

To find the reader open up your disk tray and you will see a small circle like a camera lense.

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Playstaion 3 games wont load how can it be fixed. the clock (loading icon) stops. no errors appear no disk shows up.


listen for the disc to start spinning

if the disc spinns then its prolly just a dirty laser lens and if it doesnt spin could be a bad laser i doubt its the blu ray logic boad cause the ones i have seen that were bad the disk reading icon never stops, this has also happened on broken lenses where it never stops. ussually if it stops its bad motor or dirty lense.

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Press and hold the the icon for the game that is giving you greif. The icon will start to shake, and a little x will apear at the top right corner. Press this x. Now go back into iTUnes and download the game again, and it should work! If the iPhone is jailbroken and the app is from cydia, go into cydia, delete the game and redownload it.

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PS3 wont read any games, dvds or cds


I have the same problem. My PS3 stopped reading any bluray discs. The spinning circle in the top right corner will come on for a few seconds when a disc is inserted, but then nothing. I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game. Although this is a workaround to prevent Sony from gouging you for $150+, this is still not a fix. A fix would be for Sony to admit they have a money making firmware problem and fix it. This fix will only work if you don't have an actual hardware failure (which I apparently don't). I think a class action lawsuit is in order for everyone that has this problem and especially for those who have shelled out the money to fix something that is firmware related. I'm sure Sony will only fix the firmware to make this workaround not work anymore so as not to lose their little cash flow scheme.

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i had this same problem and the solution to mine was that my ps3 was in my garage and it was too cold in there for the system to operate so i moved it into the living room where it was warm and it eventually began to work

another solution is to just restore the system and then reinstall all of the updates

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You might have PSP stop reading UMD discs, First you will do some trouble shooting with what might be wrong with your PSP unit.

first is the Disc Spinning motor. This will not let The disc in the UMD spin. On a working PSP you will hear the disc start to spin up, then you can hear the laser start to twitch, followed by the laser motor moving the laser down the rails.

2nd is something stuck in the UMD gear, try to clean the gear of arm of dust, plastic, soda, and even hair.

and at the last is the actual laser itself. It will not focus the laser to read the UMD disc.

Hopefully this help, Pls post back should you need additional information...!

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