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PS3 doesn't read any disks need a remedy

My warranty has expired n I paid a fortune to buy this system. Isn't their anything I can do to get this frozen disk problem remedied. I have the latest update, updated it on the 23/03 thinking that it would have the patch though its still the same. Its really very annoying. If it was to be fixed how much r we expecting to spend? 
If I can get the hardware shipped I may be able to fix it my self. Can some body give me the link to get hold of the Hardware?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    exactly the same

  • stickdog95 Mar 25, 2008

    The same thing happened to me after downloading os 2.17. PS3 owners should not have to pay for this glitch. The system does not recognize the disc drive at all. Very frustrating. I purchased my system from gamestop in Jan 2008.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I will NEVER buy another Sony product as long as I walk on this earth!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have the same problem have updated PS3 to most recent i think its 2.3 and it doesn't recognise anything DVDs CDs BDs any games at all the light on the front of the PS3 registers to have a disc in it (the blue light beside the green) but it still doesn't do anything i also reformated my entire PS3 system aswell no change. I need urgent help as MGS4 comes out in 2 days and i have pre-ordered it!! : (



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Does this just happen on only one game or more than 2? Try updating to version 2.2, which came out last night. Good luck!!

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This laser is super sensitive. Do not touch it with your finger or anything that could potentially damage it or leave a mark.

1) Canned Air. Get a can with a mini straw and blow it out pretty good. If it's giving you problems, blow out the ventilation ports as well.

2) Disc Cleaner. Best buy makes a disc cleaner that looks like a DVD. This is not the best way to go but it might work. Ask an employee what they recommend using.

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dont... there is no need to open your ps3 at the moment....
its the update that screwed your ps3...

you arent alone with this problem, i got the exsact same problem, i even tried to clean the lens with no luck. so thats why i say dont to cleaning it, cuz it wont work.

and about now alot would say "then your lens is fried, go buy a new"
but im 10000000% sure it aint, and a cleaning wont work eather.

other fact is that i acually can load my games if im really patient and want to eject and insert the disk about a 100 times before it reads it,
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You voided your warranty by cracking your case man, you should have just sent it in to Sony for repair. I also suggest buying any system at Costco, they take back anything.

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