Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 won't play games, dvd's or blueray movies

Downloaded version 2.17 we were playing NFL 08 and it froze. Now the console won't play any ps3 games, DvD's or blueray movies anymore. If there is any fix to this problem let me know.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    ps3 wont read ps3 games> downloaded latest version. will read ps2 games however.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    wont read discs

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    mine did the same thing

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    same here

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    My Ps3 stopped playing games when i downloaded a demo. Now it wont play any games at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    Playing movie, movie freezes half way through. Now PS3 won't recognize any DVD/Cd that is inserted. Reset the system, confirmed that I had the latest download, inserted two other movies to confirm my netflix disc was not the problem. Powered off and on and still no success.

  • Chappelle Apr 05, 2008

    My PS3 will not read any games or movies or CD's, it doesnt even spin 2 read tha discs.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    Yep looks like Sony is going to have their hands full with this problem!! Console worked one minute then quit that game put in another and nothing. Won't play DVD's, BluRay Disc's or music CD's. The drive motor that spins the disc is not starting up.

  • PoorSad3ownr Apr 05, 2008

    My system was working fine. Next day when trying to turn it on it froze when it started and now it won't do anything. The Sony main screen won't even come on. I've tried resetting, turning off an on, unhooking it etc... Nothing works.

  • Lordghost1 Apr 05, 2008

    i was playing my game on ps3 n it was at the loading screen and it was takn longer than usual 2 load so i turned it off turned it bak on and now everytime i put a game in it wont start up how do i fix this

  • BIGTYMER138 Apr 06, 2008

    I was playing a cd, my ps3 worked fine, tried to put dvd in next; now it won't play anything. it's a relief to see others having prob. I mean it sucks, but , at least i know it's not just me.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    After downloading a couple demos I started having problems with my console. Now it rarely plays ps3 game. I can play the demos and old ps2 games but nothing new. This seems like a common problem. Maybe there is something encrypted in the downloads that affects the system? the game is vitually useless @ this point.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    same problem here, the audio output seemed have problems and cannot play DVD or even blue lay. Mess

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    All of a sudden stopped playing certain games, then all games, then DVD's. Don't have a receipt and downloaded newest software. Is Sony going to do anything for these problems?

  • Lodds Apr 09, 2008

    I turned on my PS3, works fine. I then put in a disk and is taking ages to load or just freezes.... Any solutions to this or is it sony. I have a 60gb console..

  • tsalibad Apr 16, 2008

    I was playing COD4 yesterday morning after the "PS store update". I did everything the same like every other update that i have done since owning the PS. I started playing COD4 and about the 3rd or 4th game the system froze, it froze like i have never seen before. Ususally the screen will freeze and you can still hear the music or action in the background but the screen was frozen on your last action. This time the screen just went black and i couldn't turn the system off with the controller nor by touching the sensor in the front, i had to reach in the back of the PS and click on the manual off/on button. When i got the system back on the game icon was not listed as an option to play, i switched games to Assassin's Creed and the system was not able to read that game too. I tried Spiderman Blu-ray and another regular dvd and the system was not reading any disc's at all.

    I waited after work to try messing with the system again hoping it would read the disc's so I can play, no such luck. I called Sony at the 1800# and they instructed me to do some kind of default reset while they were on the line, after all was said and done they were not able to fix nor figure out the problem over the phone. They said they will be sending me a prepaid postal box to mail back to them so they can either fix the problem or replace with a new one since i just bought this 40gb this past Christmas only 4 months ago!

    I see I was not the only one with this problem!!!!!!!!!

  • Muttzilla Apr 16, 2008

    was playing call of duty 4 and the game froze. now it wont recognize any games or cds.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    First tried the controller to see if it was dead so charged it for a couple hours, retried and it was still frozen would not read DVD,Playstation 3, or Blue Ray discs.

    Turned system on and off with no luck.We than tried trouble shooting the tv to see if maybe that was the problem but it wasn't.

    Ran through playstation3 settings,menu and it would not do anything.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    Same problem, need an answer.

  • matthew2199 Apr 18, 2008

    I've got exactly the same problem with the ps3. New update just before playing on COD4. It went black, froze and I couldn't do anything with it. Now it doesn't recognise any disc I put in. Need an answer!!

  • Draztyk01 Apr 20, 2008

    so i called the support they are denying this claim of firmware
    problems don't know if this is because i am not under warranty or what
    but they are still saying that i have to pay $149. what do i got to do
    because like i said before i do not feel i have to pay 149 for their
    mess up. and sorry to say that link that was posted for the manual
    isn't working plus i wouldn't necessarily suggest anyone who would need
    to follow a manual to open up their system especially under warranty
    cause that voids the warranty.

    sorry i keep posting as clarification new to the site.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    will play bluray movies but not games, games will begin to load then the console freezes and i have to unplug to get back to the xmb. this started after i updated to 2.30

  • s1Lv3r187 Apr 21, 2008

    Same problem, reciently purchased ps3 recieved 3 days ago, new in box from ebay. was immediatly prompted to update to v2.3 and now can only play blue-ray videos and games. No dvds, ps2, ps1, or cd can be found by ps3 called sony they suggested restore default settings still no good, even did full format for 4 hours and still no help. very frustrated I called sony again, was told this time that since it was purchased from ebay I had no warranty and it would cost me 149.00 to ship back to get repaired. Are you kidding me 3 days old, automatic update from sony themselves, now being told more money. Just to fix their mistake. what an amazing service they provide. please help

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    no way just happened to me too wont read my games

  • jedi-joe78 Apr 23, 2008

    im on my second ps3 now due to this problem... and now its happened again... phoned sony and they are exchanging my 60gb in 2 days.. good eh...ps3 no.3 in 6 months... but what happens when warranty runs out?????

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    Same problem, though the PS3 stopped playing DVDs and Blu-ray discs (not sure about games, don't have any) a few days about, and the 2.3 update did not fix it.

    Sony says that the original receipt is required for in-warranty service. This is unfortunate since you're asked to send this off to receive 5 free Blu-ray discs as part of a sales promotion from late 2007.

    Currently I'm arguing with Sony about the fact that 40GB PS3 was only released in November 2007, so every 40GB model on the planet is still in warranty.

    Yes, they're happy to repair it for $149, but this just seems wrong for the two reasons above.

  • nepalhati Apr 27, 2008

    cannot play any blue ray discs or any games. the cd does not start

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    the same problem... it is the new Blue Ray of Death of Sony!!!

  • mohdm Apr 30, 2008

    it wont play any games and wont recognize the ps3 disc wen u put it in

  • gtdadddy May 01, 2008

    i can play demos, but any disc i put in the system is not recognized, what time does Best Buy close?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    Updated Playstation 3 and now it won't play games.

  • choods May 02, 2008

    I was connected to the Internet last night and whilst I was playing a game the console just froze for no apparent reason. I restarted the PS3 and all looked normal until I came to play any of the blue ray games none work. I have only had the PS3 for less than a month it was and I'am sure something to do with an automatic update. I still have the receipt and will try to take it back to the shop but will stay clear of any automatic updates in the future.... SONY you really need to fix this NOW!

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    brought the PS3 Friday, set it up Saturday, won't read discs Monday.

  • unhappywps3 May 05, 2008

    Mine has done the same thing just last night after a couple of hours of play on GTA 4 (40 gig unit purchased in Dec '07 @ Best Buy the firmware is ver. 2.3.)

    At this point the only solution is----
    Call Sony, 1-800-345-7669. Hit the # 1 on the phone three times, #0 and then #1 again to speak to a CS rep. They will first ask questions and then want to walk you through some steps, and after about 13 to 18 minutes of "no, it still does not read any kind of discs at all, they will send you a postage paid coffin to return it in. (Basically, the Blu-Ray drive is DOA.)

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    I cant play any games anymore either

  • FFFsoCal May 10, 2008

    Ok i have been doing a lot of reading on thr forums and just have not found anything that will fix my PS3. Here is what happened! I bought a 60gig PS3 12/06 and have had no problems with it untill i purchased GTA 4 the day it was released. I started the game and ran the 3 gig install. Once the install was finished the game started. I got to the first cut screen and the PS3 went black and froze. I first tried the power button with no luck. I had to shut the switch off in the back. At that point i turned the system back on and now i can not see any Blu-ray disc or DVD's. I can see audio disc though! When the game is inserted i get the loading symbol in the upper right of the TV and it spins for about 30 to 60 seconds and then stops. At no time before, after or during the loading symbol does it recgonize the disc. The game will not pop up on the XMB neither will the movies. At this point i have check on the forums and can not find a solution. I have downloaded the http://www.ps3repairsguide.com/ and other than cleaning of the blu-ray lazer i have not found a solution. I am out of warranty and Sony tells me to send it in with $170 dollars to have them send me a refurbished unit. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Please let me know i hate not being able to play any of my games. PS i can still play the games that are downloaded to the HDD. I have also tried restore system defaults. Would a format really help? Should i wait till the next update is available? Please help me!!!!!!



    60gig

    Version: 2.30



    PSN: FFF

    spiderman669@gmail.com



    Thanks


    Brian

  • mmcd1982 May 15, 2008

    I have had exactly the same problem with my PS3 just after purchasing and playing GTA 4 for a few days. The ps3 now no longer reads or accepts any disc whether its a dvd, blu ray or game. when i insert a disc nothing happens the console wont even recognise that a disc has been loaded. as i am now a month out of warranty i have tried to strip the console clean the lens and the internal features (as this worked for me previously when my ps2 had problems) but with no luck. i have no idea what to do as the best solution now. has anyone any ideas??

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    same thing it just stoped playing any discs

  • jiggles44 May 18, 2008

    I bought the new GTA4 the day that it came out and I believe got to play it a whole two days and then tried to play it after I had to download version 2.3 onto my ps3 and I've got nothing. There is no option to play the game that even comes up or for a blue ray disc. I deleted the hard drive and started over thinking it was a diffrent problem. I tried to reset the whole system and still got nothing. I am calling sony today to see what is going on and since It's not under warranty and reading every one elses posts it seems like Ill be paying 150 for something that is their fault. Im super angry about this and I feel like they are ripping us off. Who really keeps receipts and knows where they are at. I feel like this issue should go public because not only did this happen to one person it has happened to many and playstation isnt sending out any type of warning to not download these versions. So now a counsole that I had to pay 500.00 for is worth 0.00 Thanks Sony Youre A Real Pal!!

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    mate same thing here, i loaded up gta 4 , grand turismo 5 , n yea i presed the start button , screen went black , now carnt even listen to music cds on it

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    i was playing Madden 07, then my ps3 froze, ater that i took the game out and tried to put it back in, and it couldn't read it. I put another game in and it would not read it, i even tried a movie, but it would not read it

  • lilnig 555 May 20, 2008

    it wont play notin

  • shitynoop May 25, 2008

    my ps3 will play movies and downloaded games but not ps3 game disks

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    my ps3 is only 3 months old. my son messed with it by way of his psp, he swears he didnt change any settings, only installed some wallpapers. but nothing plays anymore. i insert any game or dvd and it doesnt even read it. it just shows the loading icon on the top right. i restored it to default settings and still doesnt work. =( it cant be a dirty laser. any help?

  • 1970 riv May 26, 2008

    Rented Haze this Fridady for memorial day weekend. I put it in and was prompted to update my system I did what the promt said SO I COULD PLAY THE GAME. Now wont play any kind of a discs. Called sony, they said to to hook it up to the internet, and download the newest version via the internet. Did that, still no good!! will call sony tomorrow.

  • cuzinfredo May 27, 2008

    Same thing happened to me after COD4 froze. I shut the console down and now it won't recognize any games.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    my ps3 just keeps loading movies and games but does not let me play them any more is there dirt on the laser.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    games froze for a while. now put a disk. nothing happens

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    samething happend to me but i upgraded to FW 2.9 (i think) . Played RFOM and Warhawk. while playing warhawk it froze. so i turned it off and switched back on but nthing works its like a brick

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    my driver does nothing psp 3

  • bran7 Jun 10, 2008

    My ps3 froze up while I was driving during a mission in gta4 so i turned off the system and now it won't recognize that I have any games in it or dvd's or blueray dics wont load or even register that there in the ps3 at all.

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    me and my brother were playing nba live 08 and then it froze and so we tuned it off for a couple of minutes and then we tried to play again but it did not work so we turned it off and a day later we could not play it and now we cant play any games,or cds and i need help finding out how to fix it.

  • massivetest Jun 14, 2008

    My PS3 started locking up on me and I had to turn it off then back on to get it to work. This started happening more and more frequently until it became a daily thing. After it became daily, a week later it would'nt read any games anymore, or dvd's, CD's, Blue Ray....nothing. What can be done?

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    The only fix to this problem I found was to get in touch with sony and get them to swap it if under garentee, lucky for me mine was. If not you may have to spend a bit to fix it. But I haven't connected mine to the Internet since and it has been fine touch wood.

  • onxy4 Jul 07, 2008

    I was playing Madden 08 when the game foze, after which i tired play again with the same outcome. I even tired playing some of my other games and they would freeze as well or even not be reconized. What can i do to fix it?

  • kristofor200 Jul 12, 2008

    had it lock up playing gta4 and wont read any disk now sony was about to charge me 149.00 for service (my wife threw the box and recept) after 3 hours at wal-mart got a reprint. so they are telling me to expect to be without my system for 3 to 4 weeks!!! lame and i am seeing online it will not even be my system coming back most likley a refurb! i am selling this piece of shit and getting another piece of shit being an x-box but it looks like the less of the 2 evil

  • Evan Fraley
    Evan Fraley Jul 14, 2008

    well, after a few days of my games starting up late while in the system and the discs also not reading correctly... they just wouldnt work anymore. not just one disc, the whole set of like twenty games i had. now the demos n stuff work, just discs wont play including DVD and Blu-Ray. so i am now trying to take it to my local game distributor. if they cant help me i'll call sony, because thats a big problem i guess... i even cleaned the discs like 3 or 4 or 5 times!!! still no luck.. this blows

  • lcotney Jul 18, 2008

    my playstation 3 will play dvd playstayion2 games but not blueray disk or play station3 disks

  • mexifornian Jul 18, 2008

    I was playing GTA4 when my game froze. now it wont read any of my games or dvd's. iv'e been thinking of sending it to sony but i don't feel like paying $150 for their mess up. f*** you sony!

  • kosbun0070 Jul 19, 2008

    downloaded music from mp3 then was playing burnout paradice and froze ps3 will not play any games

  • BigBurl123 Jul 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was playing GTA4 and it froze, and now it won't play any games or blu ray, but will play normal dvd's. I called sony and they told me to download the latest update. Problem is that I am in Iraq right now and can not download anything. Thanks Sony!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    Last week, system kept freezing up during COD4. Now it will not ready any of the PS3 games or DVD blue ray movies. The latest upload has been done. Looked up issue from PS3 home page and followed troubleshooting guide with no success.

  • NYYFan075 Jul 26, 2008

    Was playin GTA4 for a coupl days and then it freezes up and know I can't play that or the Bourne Conspiracy.

  • basspeeps Jul 29, 2008

    Was playing Assassins Creed and it froze. now it wont play any PS3 games, DVD or Blueray

  • BillyBalou Jul 29, 2008

    Playing Madden online.... game froze....waited for a few min.... had to turn system off and restart... end result - no blue ray but still plays standard dvd. System bought for Christmas and hasn't had extended usage.
    Sad that Sony's quality has dropped ......


  • messaoudioua Jul 30, 2008

    not playing any disc no more after starting Devil May cry 4



  • rdg036 Aug 07, 2008

    my ps3 wont play dvds

  • mccoy4275 Aug 07, 2008

    playing ncaa09 screen went black restarted system but now it doesn't bring up the game icon but brings up all the other icons

  • Gods1touch Aug 26, 2008

    I turn the game on and it won't change over to any games. The swirvy line freezes and nothing else happens.

  • nguyh42000 Aug 28, 2008

    Oh hey i have the exact same problem. My Playstation 3 40gb was brand new used only 4 to 5 times for short periods of time. Me and my brother was just playing with the system one time onthe 5th time the game frozed and i think he was playing some demo game when it frozed. He went and rebooted the system with the / sign. And thus when he went to put in Burnout Paradise the system doesnt say anything what so ever. It jus doesnt do anything . It doesnt even say Error or anything So I really find it annoying cause its new.

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    well i was playing smackdown vs raw 2008 and it frozen you i restarted it and nothing was coming up so i tried other games,films and ps2 games but nothing worked

  • flswimcat18 Sep 27, 2008

    We had to download some software so we could play Batman Lego. But when it was done and we went to play, it went to a screen and wouldnt let us press X so we could play!! Now like none of our games work!! Only Madden 09 and nothing else! HELP!

  • hyper_active Sep 28, 2008

    My PS3, will turn on, and do everything, including downloading game online, but it will not run any games. It starts them but freezes. I've tried every game I own, but it wotn read any..... Does the lense need to be cleaned or what??

  • speeding Oct 13, 2008

    wont play any kind of cds.

  • ronaldo14 Oct 14, 2008

    i updated a game of nba 2k9 then while im playing it, it suddenly froze then i turned it off tried other disc but to my surprise, it won't read any disc. i just played like 30 mins. i dont know what went wrong, please help us!!!









  • brian_mc Oct 21, 2008

    My ps3 suddenly stopped playing any disc, i just turned it on one day and that was it. Is there a way to fix this problem?



  • jgrjr72 Oct 21, 2008

    SAME THING HERE I DOWNLOADED THE UP DATE...NOW MY PS3 WON'T PLAY ANY DISCS...I HAVEN'T CALLED SONY YET MY CONSOL IS UNDER A YEAR BUT I LIVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY NOW......

  • jotie28 Oct 22, 2008

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is BS!!!!!!!!!!i donwnloaded the frikken firmware, go to play the game and nothing! WTF!!!!!

  • stucknut Oct 22, 2008

    Damn Sony!
    If the problem is so well known, why dont they (SONY) do the right thing and recall the issue or replace it w/o the damn fee???
    GRRR

  • Aaron959 Oct 22, 2008

    After the last update my playstation will not load any type of disc.

  • caynen Oct 25, 2008

    games wont play as soon as you update it to 2.50. beware do not update it to that software

  • adamk57 Oct 25, 2008

    Was playing pes 2009 just about to start another match and the game froze and i waited a minute, the disc was making the same noise over and over again, so i thought it had jammed, quit game ejected this restarted system nothing ejected disc put another disc in still nothing, powered down system then switched off at the back powered back up again nothing happened, one restore later still nothing, i guess it is buggered well done sony

  • aquality Oct 29, 2008

    After downloading the stupid 2.50 update my ps3 wont read my games. I called sony and the said it would cost 249 euro to fix, I asked why should I pay if they sent out the screwed up update in the first place. He just said 249 euro that's all i can do.

    I am so disappointed in Sony..

  • hopefully200 Oct 29, 2008

    playstation3 wont play playstation 3 games

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    i got the up grade to play saints row 2 and it started freezing i thought it was from playing to long but it was the ps3 now no games work



  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    no disks will play in my ps3

  • georgethesco Oct 31, 2008

    wtf i have never had a problem with my ps3 but now no games workk.... damm i thought sony was trustworthy... 149$ for fixing a problem i did not cause...





  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    i have the same problem, i just rent the new hulk bd and the stranger, then in the middle of the hulk, my ps stopped, unfortunately the next thing i did is plug the internet, then boom , here goes my ps3 ,  no of my blu ray disk can be recognized, it can read dvd though. so i called sony, they said i need some proof of purchase with date. So for those WHO WANT TO BUY  A PS3 
    SAVE THE RECEIT AND BUY THE WARRANTY.

  • Overlord13 Nov 01, 2008

    Tried to load up LBP this morning and it wouldn't read the disk. Now my PS3 won't ready any disks. Is this a new issue?

  • fifty_snoop4 Nov 01, 2008

    i was playing gta4 with cheats and it froze and know i cant play games and movies



  • Christine Steel Nov 04, 2008

    We can no longer play games or watch blu-ray movies when we have previously been able to ; can you help?

  • jralph49211 Nov 04, 2008

    after i got the update, i can't do anything but play demos HELP!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, and nothing I did fixes it. Im getting the box to return it

  • eskcop89ruge Nov 09, 2008

    my game would not read any disk i had this problem two weeks ago i send my game back to sony they return it working it played for two hour and started freezing again

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    Does anyone have a answer for this problem?????

  • q_baller_420 Nov 10, 2008

    this **** fuckin pissin me off my ps3 is the ONLY thing i got for my b-day n now it doesnt read anythings it just randomly froze up then i turned it off turned it back on an hour later n it still would read either one of the games i have for it

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    BOOO SONY!

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    mine wont play games but it will play movies i dont no what the problem is.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Never had any freeze, won't load problems until downloaded 2.52. Now my system is junk. This is unacceptable.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    wont read any disc's

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    my next door neighbour has the same problem. He downloaded the update to play CoC5 online... just don't update your system 'til Sony sorts this mess out!


  • bron100 Nov 19, 2008

    my playstation 3 won,t play games, dvds or cds, doesn't show icon either

  • cobra71 Nov 19, 2008

    Have same issue. PS3 starts, loads and opens up the wave screen. When a disc is inserted nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Same exact thing happened to me



  • lewischapman Nov 21, 2008



    my ps3 will lode games.but then freez up

    how can i fex it.or di need a nother blue ray dvd

    help.

  • Ben333 Nov 21, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem the console only somtimes loads up so i can view the menu screen then when i try to load a game (Bluray disc) it rarely starts up and if it does it doesn't last long before it freezes. I some times have to reset the cosole 3 or 4 times before it reads the disk.

  • BlackDaffy Nov 23, 2008

    i left my PS3 on over night to let demos download (as i have in the past with no problems) woke up this morning, installed demos, played them, FINE, went to try and play COD5 but the cd icon was not there, thought a simple restart would help but NOTHING, restored my entire system and still NOTHING, will not read ANYTHING



    very annoying and dissapointing including i have no warranty on this system however i do have my receipt.



    what is the method in fixing this problem

  • shawnndani Nov 24, 2008

    Playstation wont play playstation 3 games anymore. Use to work dont know what happened

  • juan_migu218 Nov 24, 2008

    Same thing, my playstation does not play anymore games, dvd's.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    ps3 wont play games

  • smokenuggets Nov 26, 2008

    ps3 wont play anygames



  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    The games on my Ps3 wont work. They load then the screen goes blank. And If i finally manage to get on a game, if i press the PS button wanting to get back to the home menu not wanting to quit the game , the menu application's wont load... such as mail. 
    :(

  • joker_luis Nov 27, 2008

    well when i was playing assasin's creed it kept freezing all the time but one day i was playing it froze and i restarted my system then after that it stopped playing my games all of them

  • stephargo Nov 27, 2008

    we were playing a game and then we whiched to another game. when we put in another game nothing happeded. the loading button goes on but nothing happends

  • pvalery Nov 27, 2008

    player wont read games..im pissed off and hope sony is not the cause of this. I have used this about 10 times only.......

    $600 door stop now???

  • sneaky33 Nov 28, 2008

    I have had my PS3 for a year and 20 days. I have the 60GB HDD. Everything worked fine up until a couple of days ago and no matter what disc that I put into it, the wave is up in the right hand corner but no loading of the disc. I called Sony and spoke to three different reps who all stated that even if it is a day after the warranty, they will charge the $149 to repair. I have my receipt and luckily, I purchased an extended warranty from the place I bought it. However, I have seen several posts stating that Sony would replace theirs even if they had opened it or was out of warranty, but I have not had any such luck. I am very disappointed in Sony, due to this clearly being a problem that they know about. I asked the reps if Sony ever planned to fix the issue for free due to it being such a widely known problem. All of them stated that Sony will only honor the warranty up til 1 year, not a day after. If someone else is getting theirs replaced by Sony for free after their warranty, I wish that they would share the reps name for the rest of us. Already called the company who I bought extended warranty through and the prepaid shipping label is on the way. At least I still have my X-Box 360.

  • traml_2000 Nov 30, 2008

    That is exactly what happened to mine as well- I was even playing Madden 08! Any ideas?

  • budboy101 Nov 30, 2008

    I was playing Assassin's Creed and my 40gb PS3 froze up and now won't play any games.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    MY mother used her last resourse to buy me a playstation 3. she is on oxagen 24 hrs a day. and i havent had this game console 3 months and it will not play games. i dont have the heart to tell her this. i have to pretend i am having fun on it when i cry many times because it doesnt work.i already had to wait to get it even though she brought it feb 08. i had to first bring my grades up which i did from B''s to A'S. NOW WHAT? HOW DO I GET THIS THING FIX. I TIRED A DISC CLEANER

  • annoymous1 Dec 02, 2008

    hame problem with 2.53 and i think we need to flood the playstation forums! go onto the playstation website and create posts about all of these issues and even cross reference this site! i called today and they said that they havn't got any reports in!

  • RedHockey09 Dec 02, 2008

    Was playing GTA and it froze. Thereafter no discs were being read. Filled out the online forms and have my original receipt, warranty still good until Feb 09. Waiting for the prepaid box to send back to Sony. WTF??? Seems like a large number of people have the same issue. Song needs to do a recall before people decide to pursue legal action...

  • george-abs1 Dec 03, 2008

    I updated my ps3 to 2.53 and when I tried to play resistance 2 it froze and now it doesn’t play any games.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    My PS3 hasn't been having problems since I got it in february. All of a sudden it can't play any PS3 games, but it can play Blu-ray Disc movies.

  • lewischapman Dec 07, 2008

    hellow my name is lewis.i went on ebay an look up the blue ray.it cost a bouth 85 dollar i took mines out of my systom an put the new one in now it work jest fin.thar are to kinds of blue ray here is the numbers.for the blue rays.one is 410ACA an the other number is 400A but will need to take your systom a loose an then take the blue ray a loose to put the new one in.it work for me

  • taydog93 Dec 11, 2008

    my ps3 started doin the same thing plays dvds but now wont play blu ray movies or my games. I just bought dark knight yesterday and put it in on the screen the message read invalid disc, so i put c.o.d. world at war that i have been playin since it came out and it wouldnt load it froze up

  • twolfe13 Dec 11, 2008

    My console freezes quite regularly although not often during game play. Usually while surfing the internet. Once I shut it off from the back and I go to play a game immediately afterword the game load will freeze up. This what has worked for me. I shut the console down for at least a half hour to an hour and it works when I go to play a game. I believe it is problem with overheating. I have purchased the $25 intercooler and that seems to help.
    Here is another scenario that happens: If I leave the game running for a long period of time and then go to surf the internet it tends to work fine. If I went straight to the internet without running the game I would get a freeze within 10 minutes. So all I can offer is keep your console cool and try to shut down correctly from the menu. I also notice that the graphics in the menu bar turn a yellowish green when the console gets overheated.


  • letnar83 Dec 12, 2008

    I was play smackdown vs raw 09 and bout 4 times the game froze. I popped in a blueray disc, and that froze....anything i have in, eventually it freezes.

  • marcusf4 Dec 14, 2008

    Well, my PS3 has worked up to yesterday. I picked up the new Batman movie and now it only plays movies. I can hear the games, but not see them anymore.

  • rsterling Dec 14, 2008

    I juss bought a ps3 and updated it, but no matter what game i put in, the ps3 wont read it....The games look fine and clean, but the game i con wont even show up on the ps3..

  • stretchout Dec 15, 2008

    my main menu works fine, but when i insert a game or movie a little circle appears in the right corner and that will be it

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    turned on my ps3 and it wouldn't acknowledge the fact that there was a game in the drive

  • jvlsj_2 Dec 20, 2008

    every time we put games inside it won't read it

  • kschaeffer12 Dec 21, 2008

    I have the same problem as everyone else on this board. Can someone please let me know Sony's Service Tech's phone number. I refuse to pay for their error!!

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    my ps3 froze

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I just got mine used and yeah, it doesn't even tell me I put a game in:(

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    my ps3 does not it own disc but it play ps2 disc
    i don t know what is wrong with it.


  • Wilks_228 Dec 24, 2008

    I was playing on gta4 and then i qut but left my playstation on for about an hour, i then went back to it to play gta 4 again and when istarted the game it said game start up failed, i then turned it off and back on again and it is now failing to register any discs that i put into it. What the hell is it doing?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    just won't play blu ray or ps3 games. will play everything else though. what's wrong

  • snoopy49036 Dec 26, 2008

    PS3 just stopped playing games & blurays.  Games simply won't load and when i put in a bluray it comes up "invalid disc" or "unable to recognize disc".  Any suggestions on what to do?  Looks like I am not the only one with this issue


  • hdfhfhsr Dec 28, 2008

    when i try to play my ps3 games it comes on and the screen goes black then an error comes up like (800034583F) and if it does come on it freezes about 5 seconds at the menue after i press start . when i put in a ps2 game it comes right on with no problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    SAME HERE

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    same problem with my ps3 60 gig would not play/read games after i updated it with resistance 2 game.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    My PS3 is having the same problem. Wont play PS3 games. Plays PS2 games just fine. Haven't called Sony, But I sure hope they plan on fixing this. Regardless of it being a bad lazer or corupt software. These machines cost too much money to break within a year. What a bunch of ****.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    playstaion 3 won't play games

  • cora_gugin Jan 03, 2009

    my ps3 only plays ps2 games .................... what to do

  • jakemm06 Jan 04, 2009

    well i was playing guitar hero and it froze i terned the console off and now it won't read blue-ray, dvds, and PS3 games

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    ps3 not reading games

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    DVD npot playing

  • lfarmer17 Jan 07, 2009

    was watching dvd now wont play games or dvd

  • lunchbox6969 Jan 07, 2009

    was playing cod world at war game froze and now doesn't read games

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    i had my ps3 fixed before for the same thing it did it again and sony didn't tell me what they fixed. 

  • help mom22 Jan 10, 2009

    my PS3 wont load play and PS3 Game ?? and its brand new , what am I doing wrong ? I have reset etc , but still wont load any ps3 game .. hysterical kids ..pls help a mom .

  • nyckyd Jan 12, 2009

    i tried to play madden 09 in my ps3 and my system just froze up and wont ever go to the menu screen this happened wice both times after i had another game in it for about an hour can some one plz help me???

  • kvokvo Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • joesilagyi Jan 16, 2009

    have same problem. Been playing Madden NFL 08. Got almost through season game froze up. Ever since then been having problems playing other games and watching dvd's. Once got message saying corrupted data on nfl 08

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    Should i dare to format my hard drive fully? Just got mine, backed up my files, but the scenerio plays out the same, I downloaded the update also and was playing far cry and I had a total freeze, shut it off from behind, and today tried a Guess What? Yep wont read any DVD's.
    And as far as the guy saying hold your finger 5 seconds, let go then 2 seconds, then it beeps twice, shuts down and then comes back up with options, well has anyone else been able to do that, or did his system come with a free blunt?

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    when i put a disc in it never shows up but demos can play fine

  • ccsun0201 Jan 17, 2009

    My PS3 Stopped reading any discs (Games, bluray movies, dvds and cds) after freezing. Now I can't get any entertainment from my machine.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    My PS3 will no longer recognize game discs when inserted. Do I smell class action lawsuit???

  • robbyrooo Jan 17, 2009

    I AM SOOOOOOO ****%^ OFF!!!! I bought 2 PS3 systems, an 80 for my son and a 60 for my boyfriend. Neither of the systems had any problems until they played each other online with Call of Duty 5. Since then, my boyfriends' 60gb had to be reformatted and restored and it does work but it is slow and my son's 80gb does not work at all......it won't read bluray discs, cd's, games, etc. I have tried to format, restore, etc. and nothing is working. We have 3 error codes coming up....80010036 (corrupt data), 80029906, and 80010514 (on both PS3's). HELP!!!! We bought the 60 at a store and the warranty was up in December. They won't even look at it. The 80gb I got in April from someone on Ebay and it worked fine up until the Call of Duty 5 adventures!!!!!!! HELP

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    When I go on to the loading screen it freezes with every game. Please help.















  • sean_royster Jan 17, 2009

    Playstation 3 won't play games, dvd's or blueray movies

  • txfa362 Jan 17, 2009

    My playstation freezes on the loading screen. What do i do?

  • beccavilla19 Jan 19, 2009

    game frooze and now it wont play anything

  • justinwenger Jan 19, 2009

    Same problem but it occured during the new GTA game. Froze, restarted, wont read any disc now, then formatted system and still a problem.

  • el-moy Jan 20, 2009

    I was in the middle of playing Call of Duty online..the game froze, i restarted my counsel, put back in the COD game and it woudln't recognize the disk..i tried a few dvd's, bluray dvd's, and other games, and nothing would work.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Airflow background comes up but i'm not using the airflow background, the x-crossbar won't show and the ps3 does not play anything. It still takes and ejects disks though

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Same thing just happen was online playing COD4 and blank screen and no more playing anything on the drive !!!

  • dusted_fader Jan 21, 2009

    My ps3 froze during a blu-ray movie, so i ejected the dvd and tried loading another disc, INVALID DISC appeared on the screen, so I loaded in a game and it worked for like 1 minute then went blank for about 5 min and ejected the disc. I unplugged the console for 2 hours and plugged in back together, video game played, for about 30 min and then went to black again. The game did this on and off several times, now it won't play at all, I can still load system and log online, but drive is pretty much F#*ked. this sucks because my warranty just ran out less than a month ago. I'm without warranty and ps3 is not giving my want I want... I've invested so much with games and blu ray discs and I can't use either, this really sucks and now sony wants me to pay $149 to fix it, NOT FAIR! Something must come of this.


    THAN I SEE THIS ARTICLE!

    http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News-263098.aspx



    I'm calling in tomorrow for sony to take care of this...


    ANYONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM?

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    basically i was watching a blu-ray movie and got tired and went 2 bed halfway through the movie . The next day i went 2 watch the other half and nothing hapenned i put in PS3/PS2 games and normal DVD but nothing happens but the playstation does know there is a disc in there because the blue light at the front comes on and it lets me eject disks aswell.



    If anyone as a solution please let me know

  • moreno13 Jan 21, 2009

    Me too , I have already been charged the repair fee but I dont even
    have a box yet !! They should at least wait till I ship them my ps3 for service before they debit my bank account .

    If its really SONY's fault they need to man up and fix them all for free .


  • lee bond Jan 21, 2009

    while

  • minimanstarr Jan 21, 2009

    update 2.60 now gmes wont start

  • szigety01 Jan 22, 2009

    i have the same problem please help if you can..? wont play any discs froze while playing a blue ray!

  • aechenterpri Jan 22, 2009

    wont load games and no icon comes up

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    Yep. Won't load any sort of disc media.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I guess I got the Madden curse, and my face was not on the cover. My console wont start now.

  • boblenzr Jan 23, 2009

    same here...worked fine yesterday...now wont play any game or dvd...



    doesnt even accept the disc

  • mperry56 Jan 23, 2009

    My nephew's PS3 just died. It won't read any games, dvds or anything, but the system console still works. Tried reformatting the hard drive, but that did not fix anything...

    Any suggestions?


  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    system turns on then playstation logo appears then just freezes

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    just updated to 2.6 and now my ps3 won't read anything at all

  • Elliotcolema Jan 28, 2009

    Same problem . Yesterday i was playing call of duty worlds at war and today it wont find the disc . Any disc !
    Whats the F**king problem??


  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Playstation 3 wont play games or dvds

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    wont play anything

  • manthalit04 Feb 03, 2009

    I was playing Madden 09 and my console froze also,when i turned it back on it would not play anything.

  • joe stoker Feb 03, 2009

    when i trty to play CODWW on my first account it dosn't work all that happens is the little loading thing is in the bottom corner and then i hear a little bleep and it goes blank....cant press anything on thew controller like it dosn't do anything and when i put in anyother game it works fine!!!!!! but when i go on my brothers account it works fine and i checked the disc and there no scrathes or anything and its all clean...PLEASE RESPOND i'm just like 1000 xp away from 65 what a day to happen!!!!

  • jhughes419 Feb 03, 2009

    I was playing call of duty 5 and my thing froze so i did not worry much about it. I went to play it again one day i turned it on to play a new game i just bought ( Fallout 3) and the disc icon that shows that the disc is loading doesn't even show up.

  • hoistedmain Feb 05, 2009

    Put in a BlueRay Dvd, played for about 10 minutes, then froze. Ejected the disc, tried a restart and it said cannot play disc. Showed what seems to be an error code - 80029941. Will not play any disc now.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    i was playin madden 09 and my game froze now it want play any disc at all what happend to it?

  • simpleman83 Feb 07, 2009

    playin madden yesterday online when my game froze and now it want play any games or cds what happend?

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Have the same problem. Was playin Maddon yesterday froze up on me. Now nothing no game, dvd nothing plays. Tried some of the suggestions and still nothing. Luckly I purchased the 2 year warranty from Wal Mart for 28.00. Sense mine is out off warranty. Want cost me a dime. Guess its now the best 28.00 I've ever spent. Thanks Wal Mart.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    movies won't start and games sometimes load. If the games do load they sometimes freeze.

  • levesque15 Feb 13, 2009

    My 40 GB has the same problem. First ever update applied with new game install. Game crashed after a few minutes. When I rebooted, I went to menu. As if disc is not in. Updated to 2.60. No change. Discs are not recognized - DVD, BD, or games. I find it hard to believe this is a coincidence. Sony broke something, and they're trying to either deny it, or make money from it. I emailed them 3 times. All I get is a form email with a link to their online service request - $149. They ****.

  • cnovaman Feb 13, 2009

    I am having problems with my PS

    3, Its not playing any games or DVD's the only thing that appears on the screen is the menu as if there where no cd in. If anybody has any suggestions on how to fix this, feel free to let me know. Joe G. 925-206-8250.













  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    games, blue ray dvd won't play on ps3

  • mfourhman Feb 14, 2009

    Literally same exact problem here, I was playing Madden then it froze and now won't work.

  • frank davila Feb 17, 2009

    i play a game called gta4 ut it frezz at the beging of the pictures than i play onather game but a code pups up 80015014

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    it wont let me play games

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    everything seems fine but once i pop any video game ( fifa 09, nfl09, cod4,etc) won't play as if there is no cd inside..
    i dont know what the issue is but any help would be great


  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    i can play ps2 games and some movies but i cant play any of my ps3 games i havent try any bluerays yet but i dont care for that

  • dnr513 Feb 21, 2009

    my playstation just stopped working today went to gamestop to go buy sf4 pop it in and now it will not play any game wtf.....

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    jamed blueray disk

  • maddenfreak Feb 23, 2009

    I recently got a ps3 and played it the day i got it. It worked fine and then 2 days later i go to put my madden 09 in and it doesnt even read it. It goes in but doesnt read at all....what do i do?

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    it is my ps3 iy wos playing a game iy fort it khrashed so iy took it out and chleened it and put it back in and it wodent play so iy triyed all my games and dvd novinked worked

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    hi therei have the same problem ive only had my ps3 13 months an it broke already costing me 300 pound an awful lot of money my boy is only 8 an the machine is not played very ofen but just recently it stopped playing games an dvds please can you help me ive tryed email sony about well to be exact 14 times never onced replyed back how can i sort this problem out cos to me there is so many people with the same problem so surely it must be a manafacture fault if sony or do you no were i can get it fixed without costing a packet thank you very much

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    i can't play any of my ps3 games, i've checked all the settings and nothing, i can go online and stuff but nothing else...

  • austin111134 Feb 28, 2009

    I was playing call of duty 5 then i turned my system off so i could go to sleep then i woke up and i tryed to play a game and my system would not load the game. So then i tried to put in a different game and it still wouldnt work. Please tell me if you find a solution.
    Thank You

  • saad_khan333 Feb 28, 2009

    wtf im gonna say to sony that im gonna take leagal action against them if they dont fix ma ps3, that should scare the **** out of them

  • saad_khan333 Feb 28, 2009

    i have researched what can be done, and if my PS3 is not replaced i will take legal action.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    ill put a game in or any type of cd and the little laoding disk will come up but it wont laod

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    my ps3 won't play any games

  • andrewlmao Mar 06, 2009

    when i was playing Gta4 the game wouldnt load.I put in the disc in and out several times and it still didnt work.

  • bryanshine_7 Mar 06, 2009

    I was playing GTA4 and my game stopped playing, now nothing but regular movies will play, is ps3 a piece of **** or what!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Same problem with my 80g from the MGS4 bundle. Mine should be under warranty, but I no longer have the receipt, so I'm sol.

  • pizzaman2005 Mar 08, 2009

    wont play any games, movies, nothing.

  • frances2111 Mar 08, 2009

    will not let my son play his games,he said they are just not loading.the problem started couple of days ago and nothing was changed.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    my 80G PS3 started doing this over the weekend. Started with blu ray movies and now the games. for sure the most expensive DVD player I have ever purchased. any one start a complaint file with the better business bureau or start a law suit? I know Microsoft is in **** because of the three red rings on their Xbox 360. I don't think sony wants to be there too.

  • Daria-Scoot Mar 11, 2009

    My PS3 won't even say that any game is in the console and won't load anything, games, music or dvds

  • Be_afficial Mar 12, 2009

    When I put a blueray movie or game disk in it does'nt read them. The circle spins in the corner of the screen as if it's loading then stops. Still no icon of a disc on my desktop. Regular movies and ps2 games work but this is a ps3 thats what I payed for. Need to know why this is happening, who to contact.

  • ckmfoxy Mar 12, 2009

    My unit will not play dvd ir games I receive a error code 80010516

  • pittbulljame Mar 12, 2009

    i was just palying a movie and it stop and i just toke it out to see why and when put a now cd in and it wont do anything i try all most every thing

  • whtbread669 Mar 13, 2009

    my ps3 was working good,then last friday i performed update and now it doesn't work.it's like the disk isn't there. this is my 2nd console in 14 months.isent the first one back because of similar issue.

  • anavon3000 Mar 16, 2009

    when i put in a dvd or game it doesnt read it

  • buddjr88 Mar 19, 2009

    I bought my PS3 on ebay i have had it for a month and it stoped reading blu ray movies wont play PS3 games any dvd or cd i paid 350 for this i got 9 games 2 controlers blue tooth last week, I updated to 2.30 no i have PS3 that only plays PS2 games after reading all these posts makes you wonder if sony dropped the ball on this one my wife laughed and said now you have two PS2s i will have to pay the 150 i wonder if this will happen again if anyone knows this let me know thanks,,,

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    I have the first 60gb ps3 and it has stopped playing DVD's and Blue Ray movies all together, however it still plays ps3 games. I'm trying a restore system and hoping its only a software fault and not the player.

  • KENBIENRICO Mar 21, 2009

    I PURCHASED RESIDENT EVIL 5 FOR MY PLAYSTATION 3 80GB . AND IT UPDATED MY SYSTEM TO THE MOST CURRENT VERSION . AFTER AN HOUR OF PLAYING , THE GAME FROZE. I REMOVED THE DISC , TURNED OFF THE GAME CONSOLE AND RESTARTED. NOW, IT WONT READ ANY GAMES OR DVD'S . IS SONY GOING TO COME UP WITH AN UPDATE TO REPAIR THIS PROBLEM OR ARE THEY GOING TO FORCE US TO PAY THE $150.00 FOR SOMETHING THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR . ANY SUGGESTIONS?

  • cbizot Mar 22, 2009

    Playstation 3 won't play games, or blueray movies. Standard dvds WILL play. Everything else seems to work ok also.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    asd

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Mine will play PS3 games but won't play Blu-ray disks or standard DVDs. (Looking at the postings it's beginning to sounds like an epidemic) - F

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    SAME AS

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    my ps3 wont play any games or any movies and i dont want to pay any money to fix it i just want instructions on how to fix it myself

  • steve 123456 Mar 23, 2009

    my ps3 wont play any type of games or movies and want to learn how to fix it without paying money

  • jaymillward Mar 23, 2009

    turn on ps3, comes up ps3 then instead of lodaing upto the home page or game inserted it jst freezes

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    i put in ps3 games but they wont play, show up or start



  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    ps3 wont play any disc

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    dose the same thing no movies or games

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Playstation 3 won't play games, dvd's or blueray movie

  • gmorra85 Apr 02, 2009

    Have they fixed this problem yet because I am thinking of getting a PS3?

  • stakem_jim Apr 04, 2009

    My Playstation 3 will not play games now. It was working fine before.

  • lil illa Apr 05, 2009

    i wanted to play a game and when i turn it on the sony entertainment shows and the backgroud but no icons

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    man i have the same problem man that sucks.

  • lordtrumping Apr 15, 2009

    I was playing Resident Evil 5 and the game froze. Now my PS3 will not play any form of disc.

    All downloaded content still plays fine, just not discs!

    Bloody annoying when you think how much you paid for a PS3!

  • techc2003 Apr 16, 2009

    I loaded the new 2.52 ver. from Sony that was on the Resident Evil 5 game disc. I played for an hour. When I came back 20 minutes later my PS3 would not play any games,cd's or dvd's. I contacted Sony and since I am out of warranty they want me to send the system back and for $150 they will fix their mistake. What a joke. They have actually found a way to make money on their f-ups. I get the canned rsponse about it being their policy. And we are so sorry you feel that we don't care. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Fix your screw up for free. SHAME ON SONY!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Sending it in to Sony is throwing away good money. I have read about others that have sent in their unit, paid the $150, and it failed again a couple weeks or months later. How many times should we pay $150 before they send us a system where we don't have to hold our breath every time we turn it on?

    Sony already has the $400 I paid for the box as well as another $1000 in games but they want another $150 every couple of months so they can replace the laser? Just how stupid do they think we are? If I thought this was something I did that caused the system to fail I would not be so annoyed but the more I read about the PS3 on this site and others the more it looks like Sony put out a steaming pile of turds and they are tryng to pretend like it is our fault. Boy were we stupid. We trusted Sony to put out a quality product and stand behind it. As Chris Farley used to say, "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!"

    One other thing, apparently the "Blue Ray" technology Sony is using is not actual Blue Ray technology and their getting sued for violation of copy right. If Sony is using some kind of workaround to read Blue Ray discs or a sub standard Blue Ray tech it could explain why they're having so much trouble.

    I'm not giving Sony a dime to fix this thing. They already have enough of my money. So I'm going to shelve it and wait. Sony just settled a PS2 class action for more than 8 million and the problems with the PS2 were nowhere near as common or annoying. Eventually some enterprising lawyer with a gaming fetish is going to buy a PS3, get screwed, and organize a PS3 class action. Why pay $150 now when I can send it in for free later?

    If this is how Sony wants to handle the situation that's fine with me. I have to buy 2 new TV's due to the change from analog to digital, I'm going to need a new lap top fairly soon, and I need to buy a Blue Ray DVD player at some point. I also have Birthday and Christmas presents to buy. Wanna bet nothing in my shopping cart is going to have the word "Sony" on it. ;-)

  • hanger1957 Apr 20, 2009

    I am not sure if what I am experiencing is the same but the game loads and plays but it will get stuck/freeze on a screen somewhere in the game.. then when I turn it the game is not there. So I will eject the disc and then put it back in and it will load maybe play a round of Multi-player Call of Duty then when I try to go to the Main Menu it will get stuck again.... if this isn't the same and you have a solution please point me in the right direction. THANKS

  • megaman2215 Apr 20, 2009

    i have the same problem and its a shame.nobody has money to keep giving away

  • meccca7 Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same problem one day it was working and the next day it stop working

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    piece of **** wont play the dam games

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    mine did the same exact thing with that game

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    l have the same problem not playing games dvd or any **** at all so pissed off

  • ps3pissed Apr 25, 2009

    wtf is sony doing about this? at least microsuck stood behind there screwed up hard drive although the 2nd one they sent me now has red ring too. I now have a dead ps3 and xbox...


    SONY WHAT THE FRICK?????

  • aubfan04 Apr 27, 2009

    At first it would just freeze up all the time,now it wont even read the games or movies or cd's or anything

  • mark3086 Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem updated my ps3 system and when it restarted it wouldnt play any disks at all, cd,dvd,bd or ps 2/3 games. I dont know if sony have a problem with the new update but i got my ps3 off ebay and it worked fine within 1hr of having it home it crashed and i have been told i cant have my money back as it worked on sale so im stuck

  • teddaman Apr 28, 2009

    comes on can get on the internet but right when I put a movie in sceen goes black then i have to Manuel turn it off

  • tsanoski42 May 01, 2009

    my system wont play anything? whats the deal

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    Same problem... system less than 2 years old, not abused, well taken care of... just one day movie freezes. Now will only play regular DVDs.

    Ridiculous. $500.00 for 17 months of play. So now we're supposed to spend another $150.00 plus tax. Not to mention the cost of Blu ray movies we've begun collecting, as well as ps3 overpriced games.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    PS3 won't show any disc on the PS screen. HELP!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    PLAYSTATION 3 WILL NOT PLAY GAMES OR DVD'S IT FROZE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF A GAME AND I TURNED MY CONSOLE OFF SINCE THEN IT WILL NOT PLAY

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    my ps3 wont load any of my games or movies and it always has the loading ball thing in the corner 

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    dvd stuck in unit.

  • rgreenway May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. Blueray won't recognize ANY format of media, DC/DVD/BlueRay/Game. 40gig, manufactured in September 2007 (Many of these have died). Sony says "Bend Over Please". My son is disabled and this is his largest form of entertainment and I don't have $168 to give to Sony after the original $400 and all of the $60 games etc. I wish we could fight Sony on this one. I saw on another site where 2 people actually said Sony replaced their unit OUT OF WARRANTY, no costs or questions, but I have yet to find ANY customer service rep. at Sony whom was even polite to me, much less offering any solution other than "Show us the Money". I will personally NEVER buy another Sony product, TV, Blueray etc. If Blueray becomes the only media, I will stop renting movies. I hope their quarter earnings continue to drop and their stock drops to .01 cents.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    playstation3 will not play any sort of games what is the solution

  • Barry1469 May 22, 2009

    I had the same problem while my ps3 was under warranty. I sent it in and got it back in 7 days, which is pretty good. But guess what happened, yep you guessed it, it broke 4 months after i got it back with the same problem. I called sony support and they said it will be $150, which i can't afford. I had problems getting the 1.04 version for COD 5, wouldn't install. I reformatted my hdd for ps3 use only and now it works, which might be from the ps3 update, but not sure. Still waiting to see if my games will read after the format. In progress as we speak. Patch now installing lets hope it reads the game. And it works!!!! Just try reformatting your hdd and see what that does. Good Luck!

  • mcarson517 Sep 15, 2009

    Hi Please HELP!!!!



    Since upgrading my PS3 at the weekend i've not been able to either play on line or any games for that matter. When i turn on my PS3 it runs through the normal start up process, but under game there is not dics icon to click on. If i load a game nothing happens. I have tried the default process but nothing has changed. Any suggestions please before i throw it out the wondow and buy an Xbox.

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    Solution link . . . www.SonyPlaystation3.com`













  • Draztyk01 May 11, 2010

    so i called the support they are denying this claim of firmware problems don't know if this is because i am not under warranty or what but they are still saying that i have to pay $149. what do i got to do because like i said before i do not feel i have to pay 149 for their mess up. and sorry to say that link that was posted for the manual isn't working plus i wouldn't necessarily suggest anyone who would need to follow a manual to open up their system especially under warranty cause that voids the warranty

  • Draztyk01 May 11, 2010

    what is going to happen if people like myself isn't under warranty and have this issue what am i to do i gotta be charged for their mess up. i don't feel that it would be right to force me to pay for something the made my system fry.

  • JB Aug 12, 2012

    I poured a small amount of alcohol on a disc and wipe it with a paper towel and load the disc and this worked for me

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    crissanglia Feb 07, 2013

    How to watch BURNED DVD's?Dat's my probs.PS3 sez:THERE IS NO DVD-ROM or somethin' like dat.

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This has happen to me!! and i end up buying another ps3 and it end up the same!!! i fix both of them!!! and about over 200 consols with the same problem!!! this is what u do! you connect your control direct to your ps3. and then you hold the power button for 5 seconds!! the system will turn on!!!remove your finger for a second and hold the power button till you hear 2beeps then remove your finger and the system will shut off!! this is a manuel reset!!! the system will turn back on!! asking u to connect your controller!! you already have it connected. then it will give you about 6 options!! you will choose RESTORE FILES!!! your system will check for your system defaults!! then it will tell you that you have corrupted files!! and proceed with it!!! it will fix if you have problems with your controls,if it doesnt play games,blue ray,if it freeze, system shutting off,icon problems,only playing sertting games or movies!!! if you have problems or any question feel free to ask!! i know is fustrating!!!

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  • zaffarliman Nov 23, 2010

    i should press witch power button the controller or ps3

  • zaffarliman Nov 23, 2010

    i should press witch power button the controller or ps3

  • csteven21 Dec 02, 2010

    I bought 3 ps3's thinking I had super bad luck, but nope it also happened to my 3rd ps3 and they still want to charge me 150 f*

  • patrickro477 Dec 29, 2010

    my ps3 has been bloching and freezing during games and in the main menu when you first turn it on...could this just mean i need a new hard drive??

  • Eminente2005 Feb 01, 2011

    hey Rmchingon, it worked I had about a year without playing my Ps3 because i thought it was the blue ray drive. I tried ur method and my system worked excellent. Now, my ps3 detects my games, dvds with no problem. Thanks so much, almost bought a new PS3, you just saved me $300.

  • maria-sankey Feb 13, 2011

    Aww. This didn't work for mee, And i was hoping it was goonna! I did everything you said, clicked restored files, when it had completed my system turned of, i turn i back on but still no show of game.

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    How to watch burned DVD's?Dat's my probs!PS3 sez:THERE IS NO DVD-ROM or sumthin' like dat.

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My friend has just had the same problem with the latest update version 2.3. There is a problem with this firmware, where the Blu Ray chip is allowed to run faster than it can cope with and basically cooks. Phone Sony if your PS3 fails to recognise any disc or flat-packs after this update. They are sending new consoles out to those who have this issue, on an exchange basis. Even 60GB are being replaced. Some of us have been lucky and not had a problem (yet). This is a firmware update problem, not a console glitch. If in doubt, phone Sony!

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  • Damia Apr 16, 2011

    How do u find out what firmware you have on your ps3?

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My PS3 recently stopped playing all games and DVD,s.I had previosly experienced the same problem when under warranty so sent it back to sony for repair. When the problem reoccurred i assumed that it was a problem with the laser.As it was no longer under warranty and not wanting to give sony any more of my hard earned cash, i decided to repair it myself by replacing the laser.
Unfortunatly having replaced the laser, the problem remained, the drive refused to read the disk.
Having read thru the posts with similar issues, i realised that i may have a software problem rather than a hardware problem.
What worked in my case was to do a quick format of the PS3 hard drive, using the system menu. This will restore the software to its original state without all the software updates and takes only a few minutes and your game saves can be easily backed up to SD card.
My PS3 now works fine. I dont anticipate that this solution will work for everyone with the same problem but its worth considering especially if your looking at a cash outlay to sony or 3rd party repairers.

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THIS IS WHAT YOU DO....

I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure I am not the only one who is beside themselves with frustration because of this problem that SONY refuses to acknowledge fault for and wants to charge us a minimum of $150 bucks to fix..

  • THIS IS UNETHICAL, UNFAIR AND JUST PLAIN WRONG!!
I am considering filing suit against SONY however believe a class action suit would be more effective. Most of us just recently paid anywhere from $400.00 - $600.00+ for our new PS3 system and should be entitled to a properly working game system... Not a lemon for SONY to juice us with!

I appreciate any advice, input and/or support you might offer me/us in this matter.. If you feel the same way, please contact me at babygirlkellyd@gobolts.com to discuss this possibility..

Thanks,
-Katzmarbles

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I have the same problem. My PS3 stopped reading any bluray discs. The spinning circle in the top right corner will come on for a few seconds when a disc is inserted, but then nothing. I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game. Although this is a workaround to prevent Sony from gouging you for $150+, this is still not a fix. A fix would be for Sony to admit they have a money making firmware problem and fix it. This fix will only work if you don't have an actual hardware failure (which I apparently don't). I think a class action lawsuit is in order for everyone that has this problem and especially for those who have shelled out the money to fix something that is firmware related. I'm sure Sony will only fix the firmware to make this workaround not work anymore so as not to lose their little cash flow scheme.

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I read ths form KcViper and it is the solution without paying money out of your pocket, you can actually call sony give them the problem and when they tell you the system is bad tell them that you have a solution and that is their firmware that is messed up, here is the post from KcViper and thank you my man.

I have the same problem. My PS3 stopped reading any bluray discs. The spinning circle in the top right corner will come on for a few seconds when a disc is inserted, but then nothing. I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game. Although this is a workaround to prevent Sony from gouging you for $150+, this is still not a fix. A fix would be for Sony to admit they have a money making firmware problem and fix it. This fix will only work if you don't have an actual hardware failure (which I apparently don't). I think a class action lawsuit is in order for everyone that has this problem and especially for those who have shelled out the money to fix something that is firmware related. I'm sure Sony will only fix the firmware to make this workaround not work anymore so as not to lose their little cash flow scheme.

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The only way to solve this problem is to go after sony where it hurts, their pockets. Call customer support and take up as much of Sony's time as you can, be inventive and have fun with it but be nice.the operators are being paid. Try to eat up as much time as you can at least until you feel that they have not profited from your purchase.Get some friends have a few drinks put it on speaker.Sony should have had a recall. Call any and all Sony numbers you can find related or not shut down their useless customer service force everyone who deals with sony to say something .Please pass on this message. Let sony know what happens to companies who make crappy products and rip people off.PMF

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The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch on in the back. The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the $150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes and lasers.

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  • Bobber311 May 11, 2008

    The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch off in the back. The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the $150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes and lasers.

  • Bobber311 May 11, 2008

    If you hold down the eject button for 10 seconds it will reset your laser and then you should be able to shut the power down in back safetly.

  • Bobber311 May 11, 2008

    I was playing GTA 4 when the same thing happened to me. And in a fit of rage I turned the power switch off in back which fried my diode. I sent it back to sony to get it fixed.

  • Bobber311 May 11, 2008

    Formatting and or resetting the hard drive won't do a thing if your diode is fried.

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Ok guys, Well i have some bad new. I have tried everything given to me by you guys and nothing has worked. I finally broke down and called Sony one last time. After talking with the tech i have decided to send my Playstation in for repair. I do believe that this is my only option. I have paid with tax $168 to have them ship me a box so i can send it in for repair. The guy i spoke with said it might have been a broken blu-ray drive. I hate the fact that it was out of warranty but, at this point it the $168 is better than a broken $600 paperweight. Thanks for all your help guys, If i can give anybody any suggestion. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PS3 WHILE YOU HAVE A GAME IN THE DRIVE! At least Eject it before switching the back switch.

Ok so here is a recap of the things i have tried.

1: Inserting and Ejecting the disc multiple times
2: Restoring Default Settings
3: Holding Eject button for 10 sec. to reset laser.
4: Downloaded current update
5: Tried finding Ver 2.17 but couldn't
6: Delete newly loaded data IE GTA4 hard disk install.
7: Through PS3 on ground to jog the laser loose.... JK trying to see who was paying attention.

Well everyone I hope your PS3 is under warranty if this happens to you.

PSN: FFF
Alt PSN: DOOKSD (roommates PS3)

Good luck you guys!

Brian

Posted on May 27, 2008

  • FFFsoCal Jun 01, 2008

    Read my post from the May 27th, Try all that stuff. If that still doesnt allow it to read blu-ray call Sony and send it in. If its under warranty then you wont have to pay anything. If its over a year old it will cost about $169 total. I just got my box on Friday. I will be sending it back out on Monday i will try to keep you guys posted on the wait time.



    PSN: FFF (Ill be back to COD4 soon)

  • FFFsoCal Jun 05, 2008

    Ok guys i told you i would keep you guys updated with my system. I shipped it over night on Monday. With much suprise i recieved my system in the mail today. I would have to say that was the best turn around ever. I was expecting 7-10 days and they did it in 3. Thanks Sony!!!!

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So You buy a PS3 at Sams Club or Walmart and switch the unit with the one in the box...make sure you swap the serial numbers and close it up to new looking condition. I figure you not doing anythin wrong since they built a $400 system that is faulty!!!!!

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I hate sony, i will never pay them to fix nor will iever buy a product from them. im surprised st the japanese this is out of character for them. must be an american company benefeting from this

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I look all over the net but could't find anything, until i found a site that said they
could show me how to fix any problem with my ps3. At first i was not so
sure about ordering the manual but i did, whats $5 plus i used paypal, but
long story short i fix my ps3, i recomend this site www.gameme.20fr.com
i hope this help you like it help me.

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ok the way to fix your ps3 not reading discs is to clik on a demo the quit out and your game should pop up.if that dosent work your going to have to loose your data go to restore ps3 then when its at 1 percent cancel and the the ps3 will restart and it will ask if u want to format and loose your data click yes and your cd problem will be solved for more answeres or question just ask

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I had a problem with my sons ps3 not reading games. I looked all over Google and I found this place in Rockford Illinois that said they could fix it. Their website is Rockfordpc.com. I sent it to them and they fixed it and sent it back to me for $120. Evidently the laser went bad. All their ps3 repairs are $99 except for the lasers. I would give them a try, I liked them.

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Its the blu ray laser ,if you have a warrenty you can send it in for sony to fix or like me mine expiried so im going to replace it myself you can buy the piece you need on ebay and youtube has alot of how 2 videos

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The only thing that sony recomend to do when your ps3 froze is to restart the system, hold the turn off button on your ps3 not he controller for 10 seconds.but i've never try this to seeo f this really work because i have no problems with my ps3.
p.s. the solution i read on http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3 ijust forgot on which section i read it.

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Don't have a solution, but a class action lawsuit is the right idea, for any company that is getting over on the consumer. Everybody, should take their claims to the better business bureau, or jusk tell Jan on fox news to get the word out on Sony's money getting scam.

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Had exact same problem ,solved five minutes ago thanks to pcscm1 solution number 11.
Had visions of forking out hundreds of euro to sony ,broke into cold sweat.
Thought i'd check this site before ringing sony.
pcscm1 was right,it was a software problem,not a hardware.
In my case i just backed up game saves ,did a quick format and my ps3 was repaired!!!

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Buy a new blu-ray disc reader and install it yourself thats what i had to do to get mines to work again

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You can fix this all you need to do is readjust the laser and to do this you need a good guide that will show you how.

Or of course you can send it in for repair.

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A big THANK YOU to Rmchingon for the tip on how to fix the the PS3 not reading any disks. I had the same problem and followed the advise, all working now and my 60GB PS3 has started reading PS2 games again, which hasn't worked for ages. Basically this is what I did.

Connected up a controller via usb lead

Put PS3 into standby (red light) then kept my finger on the power button

Everytime it switched off i hit to power button again and kept my finger on it until I sore the restore menu.

Pressed ok to the corrupt data warning

Selected Restore system files

Pressed ok again

Switched power on again and all was well, it had retained all saved games and settings.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    solution 39 worked for me,i did quick retore and bingo !all is working now dvd,blue ray ps2 ps3..this is great ! thanks !

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Hey I fixed my problem I have a 20GB ps3 updated hard drive and I think I caused the disk read problem but I don't know I was out of warranty and the 150$ deal to fix was not my cup of tea since I bought this and max price back in the day....Anyway its your disk reading lens it is either dirty or shot so you need to take apart your PS3 and get to the lens try cleaning it SOFTLY like with a q-tip with lens cleaner (put it on q tip not the lens) and just plug the disk drive in and see if it works if not get a new one they are on Ebay for like 50-70 bucks I got mine for 55 (make sure it has a warranty) test it out and that should fix it and oh if you left a disk in there like I did -.- you need to move the arms back in the disk drive but there are great videos on youtube so look them up there it takes like 15mins to do it GOOD LUCK!

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The only way to fix your ps3 is too send it back to sony and have them put a new blue ray laser in it..mine broke after only about 10 uses..i had it for about a year and a half..they wanted $150 to repair it cause it wasnt under warranty..i told them it was their bad they said we dont care..i forged the reciept and made it look as thou it was brand new..death to the ps3..sony knows they have a bad problem on their hands cause i know the v.p of sony but because theve sold so many units they will not recall the units..good luck with customer service they will just hang up on you..best to but a xbox and say f-u to sony..which is sad cause everything i own is sony and i will never purchase another sony product again..there $150 mistake cost them 20 grand in future purchases.. "the dizzle..."

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If you have an HDMI hookup and let the PS3 automatically choose your HDMI settings, that can cause a variety of problems playing discs. Try your PS3 with a component video connection instead -- or try this solution to get HDMI working right: 1. Reset video settings as per Sony's directions: http:/bit.ly/7FxoTE 2. When prompted, choose to have HDMI set up as your output -- but answer "NO" to the question that asks something like, "Do you want the system to automatically choose the optimal video output settings".
That solved the problem for us. How we got there:
Our new PS3 recognized games and discs but wouldn't play them - games just did nothing, a dvd gave us the message it was PAL (when it was NTSC). At first we thought we had a PS3 with a bad drive but when we had the same problem with our replacement unit we realized it had to be our setup.
We disconnected HDMI and setup with component video, following Sony's instructions on how to reset video settings (http://bit.ly/7FoTE) and it worked! So then we knew it was the HDMI settings. We reconnected HDMI following the instructions on how to reset video settings. Then on setup we chose NOT to automatically set optimal output settings. Problem solved.

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We had the same problem with the update to 2.30... it froze on the "Press the PS button on your wireless controller" screen. We tried all of our controllers... nothing. Tried turning it on and off... nothing.
Then we tried plugging in the wireless controller. That worked. It looks like maybe it's disabling the bluetooth during the install. So before you send it in to be repaired, try plugging in the controller first.

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Have any of u guys had a problem where the ps3 will not even take the disc in? whenever it does takes a game or dvd it loads right away. but I have to turn my system on and off like ten times n keep reseting the laser for the peice of **** to pull the disc in? sonys goin to ****. The last ps3 i had somehow started my tv unfire? had a repairman look at it said wires sent sparks or something? guess what the tv was sony to. what a surprise huh.? any help with the ps3 taking the disc would be appreciated.

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Is there anyone doing a class action suit? I think all of us should get together and do something I just had to shell out $600 to replace my 50 inch tv that they sold me that was faulty go figure I get a ps3 and first game first try it doesnt work will not read a game or blue ray moviie comes up with an erroe 80010514? but it will sometimes load tothe start of the game and then freeze wtf??????????

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Check the 24 Hz setting in the BD/Blu-ray setting area. Some televisions do not support this option. Turn it off. It will prevent blu-ray movies from playing.

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When i try to play call of duty world at war in the corner it sayes call of duty world at war loading then after its done the screen goes black and i hear bep

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To all,

The only way you can solve this problem is to get Sony to replace your PS3 console for you.

Lucky for me I was under garentee as I had only had it for a matter of weeks, what a pain in the neck it was and hastle sorting out there mess you think Sony would have more sence, than to release updates without testing them first...

If you are not undergarentee then you will have to pay, which I am sure someone has mentioned, but I agree Sony should cover the cost for there mistake. I'am sure if you argue the point they will show them the comments on this page and how many there are...

Hope this helps, and hopefully happy gaming.

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Disc reading error =
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Your blueray system is messed up that's why you can't play the movies and all ps3 games are blueray so that falls under the same category 

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

I have had the same issue. Upgraded the firmware to 2.3. I have played COD4, Assasins Creed before but it happened whilst playing Colin McRae DIRT. The game froze. I tried to power down...no luck so switched off from the back. After this, DVDs and PS3 games no longer read. Was asked by sony Customer support to send them the console free of charge to be refurbished/exchanged. Told it would take 15-20 working days. So I will send in soon.

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Need a new lens or clean it.

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I just resolved mine but formating the whole ps3 system and signing in back wit ur email and password. and u wont loose anything on ur system.

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Turning the system upside down worked for me... temporarily that is. It wont load anything now, but it bought me a couple months. Playstation 1's and 2's had disc read errors that doing this solved, so I figured I'd try it with the 3, and it did make the disc load, but now its not wanting to work at all. Like i said... doing this might buy you a couple months...

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Sounds crazy but i sytem restored held buttons down, surfed the web to trouble shoot and laughed at one person who suggested hitting the top of the ps3 to shuffle the player and guess what it worked .... i spent 4-8 hours trying to fix and all it took was a couple light taps to the top(like you would a babys bottom just slighly harder and presto.....

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I had the same problem, try this before sending it to sony it worked for me go to settings at the start and format it this will wipe everythink but did work for me well worth doing. (this happend to me after doing an update for fifa10.)

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My playstation wont read games and when it do it feeze,z this is my 2nd ps3 what the **** is up with it like! yet it will play dvds grand

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Needless to say, one of the possabilities are your blueray disk drive is no longer reading disks. I had to send my system in for an (Out of warenty) repair. It cost me exactly $105.00 for the repair, and free shipping. When it was returned to me, I got a new warrenty for 1 year. They had replaced everything inside the system and was like new. If you still have time on your warranty, then the repair is free. It will cost you nothing.

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I poured a small amount of alcohol on the disc and wipe it around with a paper towel and load the disc while it was still wet and this work for me.Hope this works for you.

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Y CANT PPL PLAY PS3

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I'm in the same boat here... my 80g decided it wasn't going to recognize discs anymore. By the way, it is not just a direct result of that 2.30 firmware update, because mine is still 2.17.

I received mine as a christmas present a couple of months ago from my grandfather who has since passed away. No receipt, so not only do I have to pay $150, but I will no longer have the factory warranty!

All because of their defective hardware! This is robbery. I should not have these problems with a brand new $500 video game system...

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    I had the same problem. I tried formatting and restting everything I then tried holding on the power button, no pressing and releasing ect just hold it on the PS3 will beep once then twice and switch off, then just switch it on as normal and all was reset and it recognised all types of disc again. Happy day!

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Hi,

This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, sound problem etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog.

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Hi,

This is a common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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