Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Won't play PS3 games

My problem is that my PS3 no longer plays my games.
when I insert the game disc into the system the icon for the game does not show. the only items that show are the 'game data' utility and the 'saved data' utitlity.

please help!!!

Posted by on

  • 7 more comments 
  • imranpasta Jan 12, 2008

    i'll try that...thanks for the tip...the problem with returning it is that i bought it in saudi arabia and i live in kenya (east africa!) lol....i notice a lot of people have this you think sony would replace it for me?..its hardly a month old...

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    please help i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    My Playstation wont recognize any discs. Movies, games, any of them. What is the problem, how can I fix it? If I need to, what who do I call, where do I send it?

  • bheka Apr 30, 2008

    i just bought a new ps3 & after a month it wont play games and when you try to insert CD/DVD/Game it says "Saved data Utility" and refuses to play any media.

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    my PS3 isn't reading the disks like other people the game icon wont come up .

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    My PS3 froze while playing COD4 on-line and reseted by pushing the power button on the front and NOT the back just like Sony recommends. Well my PS3 won't load any games/cd /br or downloads now....I've gone on-line and tried every possible solution I've found, from formating my hard drive on the settings menu to re-moving the hard drive for 10min just like a You-Tube video suggested and nothing worked. What I've learned is, if you have warranty just send it back to Sony and stop wasting time trying to fix it yourself. Thanks Sony for the Troubleshooting.....Now I have no PS3

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    My ps3, will start games and let me play them for 2 or 3 minutes. Then the game loses all sound ,and after it loses sound, it will lock up at random times and wont play anything after that. i will restart the system and there will only be (Game Data Utility)(Memory Card Utility (PS/PS2)) (Saved Data Utility) no game shows. and sometimes even if it shows, it always reports after trying to start the game, A error occurred during the start operation. (80010514). i would really appreciate some help thank you.

  • kelsooliver Jul 10, 2008

    i have a problem with my ps3 when i load my game i cant find the game icon so i am not able to play any games can u help

  • mclduck85 Aug 05, 2008

    my ps3 will not load any game what do i do



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have a 60GB unit and it wont read any BD discs or games. I left my system on for about 1/2 hour and then it started to read the games. Ive done this twice now and it seems to work.

Posted on May 01, 2008


U might want to go online and type clean discs the clean ur discs and they start working again orgo into game and they give u a new ps3

Posted on Jan 12, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Pes 2013 for play station 2 won,t start

The game is for the PS3, not the PS2, which means it won't play on an older system.

Mar 06, 2013 | Konami Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 for...

2 Answers

My ps3 wont play the game automatically when a disc is inserted. it goes to a multimedia menu when it comes on

Typically ps3s do not launch straight into the game. You do have to go through the menu and select the games portion, and then the game disc. This should launch your game. I have to do it every time I want to play a game.

Mar 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

My PS3 plays PS2 games with no problem. So far,

ring sony i think the disk drive is the problem
call them even if you are out of warrenty and see what they say

Dec 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I cant play any ps3 game

you know this happened to me too..
just call the sony company

Aug 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I have a 40 gb ps3 can play dvd videos but can't play games

Your laser might be damaged or dirty. Try following the instructions here:

Aug 01, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

2 Answers

Can't play games or movies

you have a disc read error on your ps3. you can either send it to sony and pay 150 if not under warrenty, or you can get a whole new disc drive for about 50-60 bucks on ebay. you can find a video on youtube on how to install it yourself. its pretty simple.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Games,movies wont play

i tried to insert to game cd but the response was negative the game icon never appears on the screen so post me a solution for this in my mail

Nov 08, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 Home Menu

you can change the system settings to boot to disc when turned on. also if you don't see an icon for your game after you've inserted it, your laser may need to be cleaned or replaced.

Jul 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

Related Topics:

273 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1527 Answers


Level 2 Expert

226 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides