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Sound like the bluray laser has failed if your technically minded you can but them off ebay and look on youtube for a vid on how to change it.

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My PlayStation 3 wont read my disk


this is due to the disk reader which might hav some error or dust in it ..u first clean it with the lens cleaner and check whether the disk is spinning after u put ..if it does not then som problem with the starter..u can also try this site to solve it...

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If your problem is that most or ALL your disks are unreadable then im sure the problem is to do with the playstation itself. (Proberly the lens again.) Contact Sony on their freephone and explain the problem to them. The default warranty is 1 years free cover. If you've had your playstation under a year then Sony will happily replace your console for free. Usually takes 2-3 working days.
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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: wont read disk...


Hi,

This is a common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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I have fixed many ps3's and I can tell you with 99% certainty

That your laser is out . If its a older ps3 the one's that plays all

ps2 and ps1 disk the number for the laser is ps-400h

there are ebay sellers that are in the US that has these prices

vary .

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