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Ps3 not reading

My ps3 is not reading any disc I put in, I think i should replace the (kem-400aaa) laser reader and spin motor w/ chassis. what do you think

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  • gwoodslim Mar 07, 2008

    My ps3 isnt reading any dics at all i bought new games an it still isnt reading.Also i tryd to connect to the internet and it will not connect

  • Kaleel Apr 22, 2008

    PS3 won't read any discs randomly from bout the beginning of March.
    What's happening?!?!?!?!!!!!!!! I need my games!!!
    Can anyone help????

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Playstation 3 is screwing people, they spent more money finding the problem, they could have spent less by replacing all the PS3 but they didnt, ive owned every play station, after this **** im switching to the microsoft X box 360

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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Thats funny cause i was playing CoD4 on-line today when it just stopped. and now i can't play any discs either. did your PS3 problem start today as mine did

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

  • ambo666 Mar 07, 2008

    i just looked up the error code that im getting and it came back to this website and that forum says that they put in CoD4 and messed up their consoles so i'm guessing that you did the same. they had to get it shipped off to be fixed.

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Thats funny i was playing call of duty 4 online when it stopped and now i cant play any discs either. did your ps3 stop today as mine did.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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Hi,

If your PS3 is not reading any disks at all, than it is defective and should be replaced. If it's within a year of when you bought it, and you still have the receipt, you can take it back and exchange it for another one for free.

Few troubleshooting steps you can try:

Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.


It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track. Please refer to the image below.

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Goodluck..

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Hi,

If your PS3 is not reading any disks at all, than it is defective and should be replaced. If it's within a year of when you bought it, and you still have the receipt, you can take it back and exchange it for another one for free.

Few troubleshooting steps you can try:

Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

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If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.


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