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Ps3 not reading discs. have cleaned lens and still

Ps3 not reading discs. I have cleaned the lens and it's still not reading discs. Is it the laser , or the driver board? i have seen both for sale and was wondering where to start.

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This is a common problem and in all likelihood is indeed the laser.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Clean with Compressed Air

One way to clean your PS3's internal laser is to use a can of compressed air. This is highly pressurized air contained in a can with a thin nozzle on the end. It is designed to get dust and dirt out of small spaces. Cans of compressed air can be purchased at any major electronics retailer, such as Best Buy or Radio Shack. Point the can's nozzle toward the PS3's disc tray and lightly spray for a few seconds to remove loose dust from the lens.

Use a Laser Lens Cleaner Kit

Also available are laser lens cleaning kits that work with the PlayStation 3. These kits contain a disc that is inserted in the PS3 the same way you would a video game or movie. The difference is that there is no data on the disc; it is designed specifically to spin in such a way that it gently cleans that PS3's laser lens, removing all dust, dirt and smudges in the process. These kits will also work on DVD, Blu-Ray and computer disc drives, in addition to the PS3.

Maintain the Discs

One way to make sure your PS3 laser stays clean is to keep track of the discs themselves. Examine a disc before you put it into your PS3's disc tray. If there is any dust or dirt use a dry, soft cloth to gently remove them before play. Dust and dirt are easily transmitted to the PS3's laser lens as the disc spins around at high speeds in the tray. By keeping the discs clean, you can make sure you don't have to go out and spend extra money on cleaning your PS3 laser lens in the first place.

on Dec 12, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Ps3 slim error code 8001002b what could this code be.


The code means "dirty or damaged disc". The PS3 has encountered some kind of problem reading the disc.

Possibly the laser could be having problems, possibly the disc.

Try another game disc. If it works, the game disc you are trying to start is somehow damaged.

If it doesn't, the laser most likely has a problem.

If the laser is the problem you can try and clean it with a DVD laser lens cleaner like this one :
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Innovera-CD-DVD-Laser-Lens-Cleaner/14915544

Regards

Sep 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do you clean a blue ray eye on a ps3


Here is a great video showing you how to clean the lens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSYYmYXgVl0
Here is some more info if the youtube video isn't getting it done:

So your shiney black pearl stopped reading discs huh? Now you are wondering if you can fix it because A)You are out of warranty and don't wanna pay almost 200 bucks to have it fixed or B) You are under warranty but don't wanna be without your PS3 for almost a month or longer .... Maybe you casn fix it on your own, if the problem is simple enough.


Sometimes the PS3 won't read discs simply because the lens is dirty, to find out if thats the case insert a game or blu-ray disc ... take careful note of the disc's 'label' as you put it in ... once it doesn't read after 10-15 seconds eject it ... if the disc's label hasn't moved your blu-ray drive's 'motor' is broken. Best bet is to send back to Sony and pay em. Or take the PS3 apart and try to replace the whole blu-ray drive.


If you remove the disc and notice it has moved your lens is probably dirty. This you 'can' fix yourself. First give the PS3 a GOOD cleaning. Vacuum it, blast it with a can of compressed air, vacuum again. Try disc.


Didn't work? Try a lens cleaner kit.


Didn't work? Time to get your hands dirty ... open the PS3 up (at your own risk) and clean the laser manually with pure alcohol and a q-tip. (video tutorials are on youtube.com)


Disc read errors are our main problem. It isn't some full blown epidemic but IS becoming worse by the day. My reasoning for this problem is simple: The PS3 is a dust MAGNET. I'm betting 90% of the disc read errors are cause by dust and dirt and pet hair getting in the machine and making the lens dirty or causing actual failure of the drive motor itself.


I love the PS3 and wish it didn't fail for anyone, especially this month with great titles almost here, but it happens. Happened to me on April 1st and I found out my blu-ray drive motor failed. A dirty lens I woulda fixed on my own. We really need a good blu-ray cleaner kit to come on the market in all major retail stores.




Nov 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 not reading any discs


Hello,

The problem is that the lens of your ps3 is either dirty or weak that it can no longer read any disc, i advice that you get a lens cleaner to clean the lens of your game, if after cleaning, problem persist, replace the lens on your ps3 so that your ps3 can continue to function as it use to function before.

Replace the lens on your ps3 and you will see that it will start reading discs.

Take care.

Jul 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will not read any disc I put in


your ps3 optical lens have the problem, cleaning it manually much more effective by using cotton swabs, but be careful to open your ps3,

Jun 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will not read any disc I put in


the problem of your ps3 is the optical device or lens, ty cleaning it by lens cleaner, or clean it manually by opening your ps3 case...

Jun 21, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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My ps3 wont read disc anymore...what could the problem be?


that means that the laser lens in your ps3 is messed up. you can either:
1.open ps3 and clean the lens
2.buy new laser lens on amazon.com,ebay.com,and other web sites for around $50-60.
3.send in ps3 to sony to get a refurbished system for $150
4.buy a new system
i hope i helped let me know how it works

Jan 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 will not read disc , can i clean lens myself? not under warranty. just stopped reading the disc's


You can clean the lens but it almost never fixes the problem.

The problem is usually the blu-ray laser itself. It needs to be replaced.

Google "Five Most Common PS3 Problems" for answers and solutions.

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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If you're getting a Disc Read Error (DRE), it could be one or both of these things.

Your laser lens is dirty or broken and needs to be cleaned or replaced, or your disc tray is faulty and needs to be serviced.

Try cleaning the lens and see if it will read. If you can hear the disc spin in the PS3, then your disc tray is fine.

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