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  • magerlok May 03, 2010

    i dont know but i have the same problem..just happened yesterday

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PS3 will not load or play disks


Time to take it in to a repair shop.

Jun 23, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 starts up but then says "The hard disk file


Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk), located on the left side of the unit, has crashed. You will need to replace the HD.

When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a

usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb

stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the

PS3. Good luck..



You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.

Jan 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i turn on the ps3 it says the hard disks file system is corrupted and will be restored press x it loads up then says the same thing


Your HARD DRIVE (aka: Hard Disk), located on the left side of the unit, has crashed. You will need to replace the HD.

When you replace your hard drive, you will need to have the latest firmware on a

usb stick. Download the firmware from the playstation official website onto a usb

stick. Once prompted by your system you will need to insert the usb stick into the

PS3. Good luck..



You will need 2.5" Sata Hard Drive.

Jan 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My problem is that My PS3 will not read disks anymore, Not dvd/CD or Games. Please can you help me


If your PS3 wont load or read any disc at all the problem here can be with the lens of your console that can be dirty or already bad.

First thing to do here is to try cleaning the lens of your console by running a lens cleaner on it that you can get from any electronic or computer store near your place and then once you have that run it to your console and once done check if that will be fine now but if still not the lens of the unit is bad and needs repair or replacement for that lens.

Nov 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 problem - Wont recognise or load PS3 game disks


swich back and forth between the ps2 game and ps3 game or just keep putting in the ps3 game until it reads it. your laser is probally going.

Oct 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 loads games when i insert the disk about 6 or 8 times


Your laser is going out again. The ONLY way you can fix it is by replacing it again.

Thanks Sony!

Jun 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont load game circle is there that shows that it is loading but it never loads


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Jun 18, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disk Reading Problem/ Loading Problem


I have been having problems with my ps3 it keeps saying enter the right disk/catridge...why is that pls help?

May 16, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will not load games


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not load the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 console won't recognise that a disc is inserted.


take some alchol and a couple of swabs and put some alchol on the swab and clean out the disk tray but dont stick it in to 2 far take it out once u fill a little pressure.

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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