Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Please take a look at my FixYa tip on this very problem. Unfortunately it is a common issue with the PS3. In my experience the disc cleaner method does not work very well and if your unit is still under warranty be careful in mentioning that you have used one to Sony as it is not approved by them for Bluray. If you inform them that you have used a Disk cleaner they may insist that these disk cleaners can actually cause damage to the bluray so be aware they may void your warranty (if you still have one). When this problem occurs it usually requires replacement of the laser itself. Have a look through my tip on this subject for a clearer breakdown on the subject.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: PS3 wont play disc
okay, best thing to do is to make sure there is no dust or specs of dirt on the laser cause that is what reads the discs and loads the info.
Get a can of air and blow it gently into the drive so it gets the dust and/or dirt particles out of the way.
Now go ahead and try different games, music cd's, dvd's, etc. If it still doesnt read them then your going to need a new laser which you can search for on Ebay and get them pretty cheap and most of the people will give instructions on how to change out the laser.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
The problem is not normally with the discs itself but with the lens coming away from where it needs to be.
You just need to readjust the lens that sounds difficult but really it is not too tough.
Check out this PS3 Repair blog and get the fix you need.
Posted on Nov 27, 2011
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