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I cant get the games to play on my ps3?

I have just recently inherited my old mans ps3 he got with a tv deal from best buy like 3yrs ago. he never used the ps3 so i have it now. i have all the cables in the right places. but it wont let me play the games. one game i played while it was at my dads house. so i know it used to work. when i put the game in it has the " im doing something" circle in the top right hand corner, but i cant get to the games. is it just not reading the disc or is there some other problem? i have no blu-ray dvds to see if that works. but that is all my dad used it for when he had it. ( movies for my nephews)

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You probably need a new disc drive.lots on ebay

Posted on Apr 19, 2017

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SOURCE: Reads Blu-Rays and PS3 games but won't read DVD's or CD's?!?!

DVD portion of your blu-ray drive went out. It's a three part laser (cd / dvd/ blu-ray).

The ONLY way you're gonna be able to fix it is by replacing the blu-ray laser or by getting your machine serviced by Sony.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: blu ray movies do not play

Have you checked your video output for the bluray to make sure it is set properly? You should be able to set it to automatic so it will be able to set the signal at the proper level. It also wouldn't hurt to try a lens cleaner which is for the Bluray and ps3 system. (approx $25 at BestBuy)

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 wont read blue ray discs but will read dvd

sounds like the blue ray lens fried, u should be able to find one on ebay or craigs list not hard to put in

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play games but will play DVD, Blue Ray

my comp wouldnt play ps3 games but would play blue ray dvds and everything else so i took it pieces and took disc drive out cleaned laser with a cotton bud and lens cleaner put it bck gether and presto worked a treat be carefull thou there r allot of parts inside the disc drive

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

SOURCE: my ps3 wont play blu ray movies or games but cds

The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch on in the back. The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the $150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes and lasers.
If you hold down the eject button for 10 seconds it will reset your laser and then you should be able to shut the power down in back safetly.
Formatting and or resetting the hard drive won't do a thing if your diode is fried.
I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game.

Check What Resolution You Have Saved On the PS3 Maybe When It goes Blu-Ray Its To High Res For The Standard TV..
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Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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