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My 60gb PS3 will not read bluray movies or games

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Ps3 will play movies but not games,have tried different games,wont read them,havent played a game on it in a year.

The games are in bluray format. The ps3 has 3 different lasers (built into one) in the drive. When the bluray laser fails but not the others it will continue to play everything except bluray. You can fix this by getting a replacement laser (ebay etc) opening up the console and drive and swapping out the laser. This is fairly easy as its mainly screws, but there are a few cables to be delicate with. Here is a disassembly guide.

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My PS3 won't read disc anymore. I have the original 60GB ps3


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 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 typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please take a moment to view this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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My 60gb ps3 stopped reading all discs, ps3 games, ps2 games, blu ray movies and regular movies, help, please

Take a can of air and gently blow some into the drive. This will make sure there is not dust or dirt on the laser.

If this doesn't solve the problem then that means the drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 60gb ps3 wont play games but it plays blueray movies and dvds

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Sep 20, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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60gb ps3 not playing games

Hi my name is Juan and I have the right answer for you and sorry but yes this problem is with your laser not reading the games or movies anymore they don't show an icon after installing any video game or movie some lasers they do still make the disk to spin but nothing happen other lasers they die completely so what you need is another laser or bluray drive the drive is a lot easy to install if you want you can just buy the laser but believe me is a lot more difficult to installed you have to watch how everything was and put everything together the way it was especially if you don't know anything about bluray drives they do have a lot of small parts I do sell both the laser and also the bluray drive on ebay my seller id is the same as here flacooo1 I just sold the last bluray drive I had it listed but I do have more in stock also the laser eye is not listed on my listings but I do have both eyes I am telling you both because there is 2 different type of bluray drives so that means two different eyes look at the back of your ps3 and you can tell the model # you got it starts with the letters CECH---01 LOOK for the 2 missing letters here in my example the last 2 letters are different on each console and I can tell with bluray drive you need if you send me the completed model # and the price for the eye is 70 dls and the price for the bluraydrive is 160 dls and I do accept paypal you can pay using your paypal account this way both are protected you and me thanks and good luck

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Bluray wont read my ps3 games on my ps3

the bluray laser is bad. The PS3 has two lasers – one to read bluray, another to read DVDs. Games are in the bluray format… as well as your… well, bluray movies.
Or, this might be the issue.
If your PS3 is under warranty, send it in for repair. Describe the issue, and they will give you an RMA. I once had my PS3 repaired and back to me within the week.

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Running ps2 games on my ps3

could be laser problem. redlight mode laser controls ps2/dvd/cd reading. does it read bluray games?

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Looking for a PS3 60GB model motherboard for replacement

You can't just replace the motherboard, the blu-ray is tied to the motherboard number, so if you put in a new motherboard it won't read blu-ray games anymore. Check to find out how it is tied to the motherboard.

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Seems to me like your PS3s BD Drive died on you. How old is your console anyway? Is it still covered with warranty?If XBOX 360 has 3 Red Lights of Death, PS3 has overheating and BDDL (Bluray Drive does not last!!!).

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