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My ps3 won't load any games

My ps3 won't read any discs, games, music, dvd, etc.. I pu tin the disc and i hear it working, but it doesn't start up, ands no icon appears on the menu. The menu does turn on, but nothing else works..please HELP ME! thx

my ps3 is not loading any games.i think it needs to be updated so i am trying to find an update for it, this is what sony told me to do.

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  • masterx750 Mar 17, 2008

    My ps3 won't read any discs,games,music, DVDs etc.. I put in the disc and i hear it working , but the menu apears and the internet works . this started after i updated to 2.17 how do i fix this problem.

  • bigd418 Mar 18, 2008

    My ps3 won't read any discs, games. I put in the disc and i hear it working, but it doesn't start up,
    ands no icon appears on the menu. The menu does turn on, but nothing
    else works..please HELP ME! thx

  • bigd418 Mar 18, 2008

    My ps3 won't read any discs, games. I put in the disc and i hear it working, but it doesn't start up,
    ands no icon appears on the menu. The menu does turn on, but nothing
    else works..please HELP ME! thx

  • pratty123 Sep 06, 2008

    my game takes about half an hour 2 load can some1 help me

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    my ps3 wont read any cd's,games,.,ect

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    i had the same problem you can get a lense cleaner your laser and everything in the cd spot is most likely dirty.....get a lense cleaner you can get them just about anywhere there ariund 15$$

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    my ps3 dont load the games

  • scott2juggle Nov 14, 2008

    I have same problem, worked thursday then update for farcry2 1.03 then nothink worked games,cds,blu ray etc..trys to read but dosnt,going to buy cleaner now to see if it solves it,we let you know soon...

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    me 2 .. its bluddy bugging me helpppppppppp ....

  • Mickl001 Dec 01, 2008

    My PS3 station is not loading/or reading any games. Does any one have any ideas in fixing the problem the console is only 1 year old.

  • stk7 Dec 01, 2008

    I m having the same problem with my ps3.after updating it just stoped reading anything

  • j1m808 Dec 01, 2008

    When i put any discs into my ps3 it will not read them, but it still lets me onto the main menu.

  • rickfishherr Dec 02, 2008

    I updated my console today 1st december and it then didn't load my game discs when i put them in i can hear them rotating in the console but the games and dvd's don't load? I get the main menu but i am unable to select the game that i have put into the console? Please help me i'm really really worried about this!





    Ric

  • M641 Dec 02, 2008

    i have the same problem with my playstation 3. i tried playing a game today but nothing would come up in the main menu. so i took it out and put it back in and still nothing. i could hear it rotating inside, but nothing would come up. any help on how to fix this?

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Was playin little big planet for a short while online then everything stoped workin, I then tried other games and nothing would load it comes up with the main menu and nothing happens is there any soloution 2 this

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    my ps3 wont load any games,but will play dvds

  • vespo09 Jan 03, 2009

    My ps3 wouldn't load any discs including dvds or music, then i reset it and restored the settings and had to format the ps3 which worked for a few days. When recently i inserted a game with the aut disk run feature on it doesn't load,there is no spinning disc in the top corner and all i can see are the menus on the start up screen

    I have tried to format it and re do what i did last time but it won't work!

  • clowd985 Jan 06, 2009

    mi ps3 the only game i can play its devil may cry 4 , and the others no why ,i put music and dvd its work just fine

  • Dave Cary
    Dave Cary Jan 22, 2009

    i have the same issue with my ps3. I had to do a software system update, i did. then i go to play call of duty and no game appears on my home screen. i tried other games and dvd`s and nothing. everything else works. I`ve only had my system for 1 year. This really disapoints me sony makers! :-( now my warrenty is up and i have to pay sony 150.00$ to fix this. how much money do i have to spend sony???????

  • luke108460 Feb 08, 2009

    i have the same problem mine does not even spin the disc around but the laser might need cleaning caus my discs are not the cleanest

  • systemofdown Feb 08, 2009

    i was playing GTA4 and it just froze, i thought it was a glitch or something, so i just turned it off, turned it on a while later and it wouldn't load, i tried other discs and the same thing, it only showed the loading icon, but nothing appeared.

  • spanky_001 Feb 25, 2009

    everyone go to www.bbb.com and make a complaint against sony,if enough people do then sony will be forced to have a recall on all ps3 systems

  • byrdzilla Mar 01, 2009

    want load anything

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I GOT A SAME PROBLEM AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO PLZ HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i turn the ps3 on it gets to the dashboard but no icons will appear plz help :(

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    My ps3 won't load (games,cd and dvds), what could be the problem? When i load a game there's a small circle at the top right corner of the screen.

  • james platten Mar 07, 2009

    i turn my ps3 on and the main menu works fine then when i put a game in the icon dosent come up

  • jameshartley Mar 07, 2009

    After uploading the official Konami Upload for PES9 my playstation started sticking at replays (crashing). Only solution to power off, when i turned it on it would not read any Blu Rays. If it does show the disc, all the games i've got eventually freeze. I think the Konami connection may be just coincedence, its just very frustrating as i never had any probs before.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    i got the same problem damn i dno what to do??? plz some one h elp asap

  • campbellclay Mar 09, 2009

    the disc does't spin.is there a common problem with the drive motors

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    my ps3 wont play any of my games

  • MLISTHE1 Mar 10, 2009

    MY PS3 HAS POWER BUT JUST GOES TO MAIN SCREEN WHEN A GAME IS PUT IN, OR FOR THAT MATTER ANY DISC. NOTHING HAPPENS JUST STAYS AT MAIN SCREEN

  • ruturaj_rock Mar 10, 2009

    when i insert any disk in the system,it wont read the disc.....the system doesn't read any disc!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    My PS3 won't play DVD's anymore and I have a game I usually play music with but it won't let me anymore and when I try to do that function it won't go back to the game and allow me to move and the screen stays black and all I see is color rings up in the right hand corner of the screen!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I put the discs in the ps3 and nothing happens

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    when i put the disc in no icon appears on the games section sp i switched the game thing to auto load in settings but it still wont load can anyone help

  • babaganoushy May 10, 2009

    my ps3 wont load any games. i put in the game and it makes the sound like its working but it shows no icons and it wont work!! can some1 help me plz?

  • thongrock_00 May 10, 2009

    Ps3 would not read any discs. Games, music, or even dvds wont play. can anyone tell me what might be the cause, how can i fix it and would it cost money to fix?

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

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  • gayboy1 May 16, 2009

    im ***, is there anything i can do 2 change me so im not ***

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    mine wont load past the icon screen


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If it wont load your icons and freezes before your xmb, put it into safemode and try restoring the filing system. to get it into safemode...

hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.

once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

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Dear dushy, i recall having the same problem. The way i solve the problem was to purchase a DVD laser cleaner. I purchased this at Costco for about $35.00 dollars. Fortunately this solve my problem try the cleaner. It really worked for me.
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Man it is definitely a problem with the disc drive or more likely the blue ray laser if it is just games it wont read.i had the same prob recently but it still read dvds (not br discs though) and it turned out to be the blue ray laser.it just froze one day and wen i reset it it wouldnt read any games same as you with the menu.i had to pay sony 160 euro to fix it as my warrantee was up.

hope this helped man.

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I had the same problem, except my PS3 would still play blue ray movies, but not games. I called Sony, they said to restore system defaults, and if that didn't work to send it in for $150 service. Luckily I read a few more post and saw that I a lot of people were able to get it to work by doing a system restore under the system settings. It erases everything and takes 3 1/2 hrs to clear it, but it's worth saving $150. I'm sure thats all they do at the service center anyway, and then they only give you a 90 day warranty. So I did this and it works fine now. You can even save your data to a usb and put it back on there.

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My ps3 told me it wasnt turned off right so it was corrupted now no games will load the cd icon dnt even *** up help me plez

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Does any 1 no if u can put a memory card in the 40gb ps3

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  • pratty123 Sep 06, 2008

    can u put a memory card in a 40gb ps3

  • pratty123 Sep 11, 2008

    send it back 2 sony



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It could be the laser that might of burnt out if not then it could be something to do with the console

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oh that happened to mine its because the laser is broken you need to take itback to the shop and either get it repaired or they will give you a new one . they should do . but all the 40 GB ones are breaking at though moment my friends broke and he got an 80 GB instead :D hope this helped

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thats quite a common problem..you will have to contact sony for a replacement if its in the warranty period..i had the same problem. :(

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i have the same problem i put all my game discs in and i see the little circle reading the disc but nothing show up i need help i want to play badddd

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You can take a can of air and blow it into the drive. There could be dust or dirt on the laser.

If that doesn't work then its either going to be a bad laser in the dvd drive or main board inside of the dvd drive that is bad. You can order replacement lasers for your ps3 dvd drive on Ebay or you can replace the whole drive as well and find those on Ebay.


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