Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
This is an interesting problem, usually games play but bluray movies don't (if thats what your playing film wise)
most common issue is to need to replace your Bluray optical drive or lens or board. Just depends on how much you want to take it apart and discect it. I for one would rather buy the new optical drive, install it and get back to playing!! Most drives run about $80 online. But if your Ps3 is under warranty seriously go to Sony and talk to them. Otherwise I can replace it for you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the laser is starting to go bad in the dvd drive. It takes more power for the drives laser to read and play a blu ray movie then it does to play a dvd game.
You can either replace the laser if you have the technical knowledge to take the dvd drive apart, or just replace the drive. You can usually find either one on ebay.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
SOURCE: my ps3 stopped playing ps2 games
Hi, it sounds like your laser may be dirty or need replaced. First try to run a laser lens cleaner through it. If it won't read the cleaner, then try to blow out the DVD drive with some canned air or with an air compressor. If that dosen't help then your laser is probably burned out and needs replaced. This is a very common problem with the PS2 and PS3 systems. Remember that a PS3 has 2 lasers in it so it might still read Blu-ray discs and not anything else, but the red laser for the DVD,CD,PS1&2 games might be burned out.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
its your lens you can buy one off ebay it kind or alot of work to take apart everything thats what mine did i put new thermol paste on the heat sinks that did not work then i bought a new lens works fine now you tube how to do it all i know nothing on how to fix it youtube has bunch of videos
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
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