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Playstation 3 doesn't read discs

My system works fine, it wont read any of the discs. It wont read any games or movies. whats wrong ? ? ? what can I do ? ? ?

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  • DayaBlocker Jan 27, 2008

    They playstation will play movies and cd's, but will NOT play GAMES! We have tried resetting the system, turning it off and letting it try to reboot itself. Doesnt seem to be working. Any suggestions?

  • muners Feb 25, 2008

    what can i do to fix it myself

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    Yes, films play ok but games discs are not being read. What is going on? I got a Playstation 80 gig

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    Yeah, same, except mine won't read dvd's nor games. In the upper right corner, the game disc load icon appears, but it doesn't show my game on the screen.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Its a problem with the latest download update. sorry to say but its a job for sony as long as its still under warranty. just phone them up explain the probs your having and they will send you a new (normally reconditioned) unit out. sony's replacement service is very good.

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Two things it could be. Either corrupted disc (formatting will not help this since it's caused by moving the unit while running, damaging the disc and not corrupting files) or your BRD is malfunctioning. If it is only on games and not on movies, I would say it's the HDD, if it's on everything, then the BRD. You can get repair parts on Ebay for the BRD by punching in KES-400AAA and it takes about 15 min. for an expert and about an hour and a half for a newbie to replace. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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While you were playing a game or watching a film, if you move the console while there is a game in there and the console is on, then it corrupts the harddrive thats what happened to me but if it is switched off and you move it then it does not matter nothing will happen but just type in ps3 repair in google and click on the first one and the company will fix it for you for £80 and you will have to pay extra £10 to them for when they send it back and it will propably cost you another £20 to send to them in the first place. but if you send it off to sony it will cost quite a lot as you will have to send it to america and there is a chance of it getting lost or damaged in the post.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

HARDDRIVE CORRUPTED

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4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
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Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed this DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

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