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Ps3 wont read games movies nada.

I have had my ps3 for 2weeks, it would freeze up every now and again, i put in a different game and it was perfectly fine, now it just wont read

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  • fatherpat Feb 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, ps3 won't read disc's. I'm not a gamer, I barely use the thing... I've had my ps3 for two months and after say two weeks of not using it I decided to play a game. Anyhow turn the machine on, slide a disc in, nothing .. remove the disc, put it back in and nothing. Tried 3 other games and still nothing. Now like I said I'm not a gamer, the machine barely gets used .. it sits on a stand beside my 65 inch high def tv, by itself so tons of air flow, I've learned that over the years with amps and other devices that airflow is key and wall units and other confined spaces can be deadly. So back to my story, I was standing there scratching my head wondering WTF was going on. Put a disc in, listened and didn't hear anything, hit eject and noticed that the disc hadn't moved .... no spinny spinny you know. So kinda cranky I call tech support to see what they had to say. Sure enough after a bunch of messing around, resetting factory defaults and that sorta thing, tech support tells me that i will have to return my machine. Now this is what really gets me, as i'm talking to tech support, I'm told that the unit will be replaced with a refurbished machine.... a unit that is barely used, barely two months old, not a scratch or finger print on it ... is being replaced by a used machine. One that has had prior issues obviously and my warranty doesn't change still one year from date of purchase. So ... really I'm not impressed with Sony or the PS3, if your machine is out of warranty then I would understand that it might get replaced by a refurbished machine. But when the unit is still under warranty and there is probably a known issue causing this problem, they should just replace it with a new one. Am I wrong ? If I had to guess, I would say this problem is caused by heat, a poor board or connection at the board. Unit hits a certain temp and solder cracks or melts causing a brake or short. Or that drive is just garbage one or the other... Anyhow I'm done venting for now, but trust me this isn't the last of this story, I've yet to send the machine back for my replacement... and I will continue to send the machines back I think untill they send me a new one and not a refurbished one.



    Best Regards to everyone..



    Father Patrick

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Hi,
send it Back it,s warranted.
if you mess about with it, or open it.
Throw your warranty in the Bin.
they,ll replace it most likely. sounds like the lasers gone already. 2 weeks you say, good old SONY eh.
get your money back and buy an XBOX 360 :)
Mike @ Compurepair.

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