Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Unable to read discs on ps3

Unable to read discs on dvd and anable to read games

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sony Master
  • 2,200 Answers

Hi,

This is a common problem with the PS3 unfortunately and is related to problems with either the Bluray drive or laser pick up. You can sometimes resolve it by cleaning the laser.

For a full breakdown on these issues, please view this FixYa Tip.

If this helps, please do leave a vote for the solution.

Thanks.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 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

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My xbox wont read any discs


Maybe1)The Xbox 360 does not recognize a disc in the DVD drive

2)Disc is "unreadable" to the Xbox 360

3)DVD drive tray will not respond or move

Every issue has its own unique cause. A disc with scratches could be an issue. You should have no problems getting this issue fixed. See if another disc does the same thing.
It most likely says "Unable to read disc" because it probably can't read the disc! If I were you, I would try cleaning off the disc you are using, then putting it back into theXbox 360 and try again. It may also be scratched repetitively, which cannot be fixed and you may need to buy a new copy of the disc.The disc is the incorrect region - DVDs come in formats called "regions." These regions match the region specified in the software of the DVD player. Some games also have these regions. If the region of the DVD and that of the player do not match, the disc will not play.

Feb 20, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Wii unable to read dvd


Hi,

Try cleaning the lens with an approved laser lens cleaner.Check to see if you can hear the disc being spun. If not, the spindle motor is bad.If your discs are spinning but aren't being read, your laser could be damaged. Contact Nintendo for service, unless you're comfortable replacing the laser yourself. Buy one on line and get it replaced.


Thank you!

Jun 23, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

1 Answer

My Wii is not reading any of my games they play for a second and then it says unable to read disc!


The first step is to check the disc. If you are sure this is not a problem with the game disc, then this is usually a problem with either the laser inside of the Wii's drive, or some other issue going on inside of the DVD drive. The following website sells the DVD drive mechanisms and does repairs on the Wii as well:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/wiiredvddr.html

b1b0c40.gif

Jan 15, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

1 Answer

Can run the game


The lens on the Wii might have developed a fault which is preventing it from reading a disc. Try cleaning the lens with a dvd disc cleaner first.

Nov 02, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

2 Answers

Wii will not play any of my games discs


Made a video showing how I fixed this exact problem on a Wii.

Mar 20, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

1 Answer

Dvd drive unable to read empire total war disc


I have the same problem. Some DVD drives seem to have a problem with the protection on the Empire disc (and other games). Might have to do with this Securom/Windows thing.

But here is my solution
1. Install Steam
2. Make Steam install the game from the disc, using its local EXE.
i.e. run:
"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:

See also this article
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?s=4202d524575809db8f3d3618a3bc8d21&ref=5357-FSQM-0382

Starting Steam.exe from your HDD rather than the setup.exe from the DVD bypasses this disc protection issue.

Alternatively, you can enter the CD-KEY in Steam and download the game from the Net.

Either way, Steam saved the day although everyone was complaining about using it for Empire

Mar 07, 2009 | ASUS DRW-1612BL LightScribe 16X Double...

1 Answer

Unable to read discs


replace the dvd drive

Feb 20, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

1 Answer

Play station 2 won't read silver disc only reads blue disc


Hi Elvis,

The Blue back disc is CD format. The DVD laser circuit is giving you trouble. You can adjust the DVD pot some on the back of the Laser. Turn it about 3 degrees clockwise. Then put it the laser back in. Test the PS2 with no cover on, and use the white round disc from the laser drive cover to clamp a disc onto the spindle. Test DVD and PS2 Games that do not have Blue back.

Nov 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

1 Answer

Unable to read new games but can read old, used games???


Things like this are usually caused by overlooked manufacturing discrepancies. It may be best to contact Sony with your system's model info, serial number, and date of manufacture. They may be able to help you under warranty. Greg Holiday

Jun 09, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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

Related Topics:

76 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

juanmireles1

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

Loading...