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Broken PS3 I have an Americian PS3 and live in the UK. It stopped reading discs and i have no warranty because it is only valid in the counrty it was bought in. How can I fix it here in the UK

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    will not read my disk games or movies

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Sony should fix it if you phone them, they did with me

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Ps3 wont read ps3 game disc


It may be inside the ps3 console and it may be broken you have to either clean the disk or get a new ps3 but try contacting a game stop or going to a local game stop to ask for help you might be able to fix it

Sep 01, 2012 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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PS3 stop reading disks? heres how to fix it.


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

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

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

Didn't work? Try a lens cleaner kit.

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

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

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

Peace PS3 fans.

on Jan 30, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My playstation 3 wont read my games


there's nothing more annoying than a broken video game console, but by paying attention to the symptoms, you can often temporarily or permanently fix a Playstation 3, or at least figure out
what symptoms mean and how they'll affect the repairs that you need. Here's a guide to dealing with a broken PS3 that won't read game discs properly.

1. Test other types of discs. Very commonly, you'll be able to use normal DVDs and CDs in the PS3. If this is the case, you can chalk up the failure up to the Blu-ray lens of the PS3, which is either dirty or broken. If no discs are working, the problem is actually likely to be more severe; still try the quick clean fix outlined below, but if you do end up needing to call in your warranty or contact a repair center, the extra information about what types of discs are working will help you get a speedy repair.

2. Attempt a quick fix. Get some compressed air from your local electronics store and spray it with short, controlled bursts into the opened disc tray of the Playstation 3, approximately towards the laser lens. This can clean the lens in some cases, and though it's a bit of a long shot, it's the most you can do without voiding your warranty. Carefully read the instructions on the compressed air, and don't hold it in one place for too long.

3. Call Sony for an RMA. If you still aren't getting any response, then the Blu-ray laser of the PS3 is broken and will need to be replaced. If your warranty's still valid, your best bet is to contact Sony and describe the issue--leave out anything that you did to try to fix the lens. The good news is that Sony's warranty system is one of the best, and you shouldn't have to go more than a week or two without your PS3 until the issue is fixed and your console is returned.

Apr 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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While playing the game froze i restarted it now it will not read any game dvd


Your blu-ray disc drive has stopped working I am afraid to say. If the PS3 is under warranty then take it back otherwise you need to replace the drive or the lens. Email me if you need more help at mr_fix-it@live.co.uk

Feb 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Put dvd and get nothing ,no sound or picture,i've owned this one for a few months and this has happened a few times . sometimeS I HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE NEXT DAY FOR PS3 TO WORK


Test your unit with different discs and also try the ones that dont work in other units, ps3 as well as other dvd players and disc reading machines.
if your warranty is still valid its also a good idea to get on to Sony to make sure if there is a problem with your macine you get it replaced or repaired. See my tip on warranty companies and what to do if they cant help you.
Good luck.

Dec 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont read any discs (games & dvd's) Do


If the PS3 can't read the disks, the laser is the only thing that could cause the trouble. You could've scratched the laser when you cleaned it, or it could have been broken from the start. I recommend calling Sony and calling for a repair. Just hope that they will repair it for free even though you voided the warranty by opening it up.

Dec 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disc not reading


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

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

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

Nov 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Sony Playstation will not read the disc or movie disc...Can you please advise what to do?


Sadly there currently is no fix for this problem. I've also had this same problem and contacted Sony about it.

You need to send it in to them to get it serviced. You can do this at:

www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3
or
http://
www.uk.playstation.com/help-support/ps3

If your warranty has expired it will cost around $180.

Jun 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disk Read Error


Yes they will for a minmal fee of 180$ AHAHAHAH what a joke..
no they wont fix it for free.. it is cheaper to fix it yourself.
O you have to have the original recipet to even get it fixed if its in warranty.
Anyways get a lense cleaner they do have cd lens cleaners and try that first! 10$ 5quid your saves you a bunch!

Jun 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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