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How do i clean my laser in my ps3 drive?

How do i clean my laser in my ps3 drive as its not loading any of my games? thanks

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You can try using a disc cleaning kit, but that rarely makes a difference for the PS3.

It probably needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's areally common problem with them.

You could replace the laser or the entire Bluray drive.

I buy my parts at http://parts.consolerepairguy.com - the lasers areabout $75 each and Bluray drives are about $100. (thos are Canadianprices, ships to the US though)

I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

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It rarely actually helps to clean the laser for the PS3. It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

I buy mine at http://parts.consolerepairguy.com they run about $75 each.

I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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My PS3 will not load games, movies or Blue Ray discs. Usually when a disk is put in, the orange light will blink for loading, but this does not happen. What do I do?


Yo!

You might not actually need to spend any money on a PS3 repair guide at all- instead you will need to purchase a new Blu Ray drive (or laser lens itself and simply replace the lens) But even before you do that try the following things:

  • Clean your game disks
  • Clean your Blu Ray drive (get one of those laser lens cleaning kits on eBay or Amazon)
If that doesn't work then I've got a free step-by-step PS3 repair guide that will show you with video and text instructions how to replace the Blu-Ray drive yourself. Its all online so you don't need to download anything either

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My ps3 wont load ps3 games how do i fix it with out it costing me a fortune


Have you tried getting a DVD drive cleaning cd? (The type that has a small brush on the cd and as it plays in the drive these brushes clean the laser.

Usually you can pick them up for a supermarket. I have done this a few times and it has resolved this problem.

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Feb 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont load any game or movie. what can I


This can be caused by a dirty laser in the drive. Try cleaning the laser with a q-tip and alcohol. If this does not fix the problem, the laser may need to be repalced. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

Feb 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 is playing blueray dvds etc but not loading or playing ps3 games have ryed the cleaning disc for instead console and also cleaning all discs and nothing


This can be caused by a dirty laser in the drive. Try cleaning the laser with a q-tip and alcohol. If this does not fix the problem, the laser may need to be replaced. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont load ps3 games


Hi,

This problem is common with the PS3 and typical of a failure of the bluray drive. It can sometimes be resolved by cleaning the laser pickup lens but often the lens itself needs to be replaced.

For a full breakdown on the issues involved please view this FixYa Tip.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Jan 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 won't load games


shannonkeitt

In regards to your PS3 not loading games most likely the laser has gone out.

One way to test this is with a DVD. If the DVD will not play then the laser is bad or may be dirty.

Note if it does play you may have one of the early Blu-ray driver where the DVD was a different laser.

Now you can try to clean your laser by taking the system apart and clean it with alcohol and a cotton swab. However I have fixed less than 25% this way but if you smoke in the house this could be the issue.

Also DO NOT user a DVD Laser Clean on your PS3 as you could scratch the lense of the blu-ray drive. If there is one out there it will be raid for uses in a blu-ray drive and even then I would check with Sony first as the PS3's drive is not made like a standard drive.

Hope this helps

Issken

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Plays dvds, wont load up games


Hi.

This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. The unit will have to go back to Sony for service.

You could try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue.

You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution.

If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply.

If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Oct 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 stopped loading discs


Cleaning the laser on the PS3 rarely, if ever helps.

It needs a new laser because the old one is "burnt out". It's a really common problem with them.

You could replace the laser or the entire Bluray drive.

I buy my parts at http://parts.consolerepairguy.com - the laser are about $75 each and Bluray drives are about $95.

I run a repair business and that place has best prices aside from Hong Kong which I don't trust.

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

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PS3 games/movies will freeze... will not load games/movies


Hi,This is a common problem on the PS3 unfortunately and is caused by a faulty blue-ray drive. Unit will have to go back to Sony for service.You should try a DVD cleaning disk first to be sure that dirt on the laser lense is not causing the issue. You can also open the case and clean the laser lense with a Q Tip and an alcohol cleaning solution. If you plan on opening the case at any stage please ensure the unit is disconnected from its power supply. If this fails and you are confident with electronics there are several videos on YouTube showing how to replace the drive if you choose to order it and do it yourself.Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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