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WHat is wrong? SHould I send it to SOny or can I do something myself to make it work?

Playstation 3 not reading PS3 games or Blu-Ray movies. It is reading normal DVD's

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    I have the same problem, it plays dvds but not blu-rays or games? I have called sony but keep getting a recording to call back, it getting upset!

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Your cd drive is messed up. open up ur system and replace it. if ur not sure how to, have a friend or send it to sony and they shuld fix it.

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My ps3 slim won't play games and blue ray disk but I can still play eve movies on it, please help want to try an fix if before nhl 12 hits the stores.


Hi, It sounds like there's an error with the laser that reads blu ray media as PS3 games and blu ray movies are both stored on blu ray disks which is read by a different type of laser then a dvd is read by. There's nothing you could do to fix that on your own, the only fix I've heard of is sending it in to Sony.

Aug 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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If your ps3 reads everything but blu-ray or won't read anything go by my steps.


Most likely you need a new eye.My ps3 wasn't reading neither.At first it was reading everything but blu-ray.Then it wasn't reading anything.Little circle in corner be spinning and everything.I cleaned my eye I used cd cleaner didn't work.My system is out of warranty so had to get it fixed on own.So i opened it got a q-tip wiped it off with alcohol switched ends.With dry tip and dried the eye off.That will help you if your ps3 reads everything but blu-ray.But all it was really doing is telling me my eye was dying.Suddenly it read nothing so I invested in a new eye.Put it in myself now she's running like a champ.Hope this help but if your system still play dvd movies and ps2 games.Your blu-ray is acting up go by my steps first.Before destroying your ps3 or buying another might be a 50 dollar problem.Compared to sony 160 to send you another used 1.You can find a blu-ray eye cheap this days on internet.

on Jan 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a playstation 3 console 80 GB, almost 3 years old.... was working excellent. But yesterday started with a problem, doesn't want to read and play either PS3 games or BluRay movies. But still...


I am having the same exact issue myself. Starting a month or two ago, it got harder and harder to get PS3 games to play. Now it plays anything that is not blu-ray based. I would be very interested in hearing how you are able to fix the problem.

Aug 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Not reading games playstation 3 reads moveis but not games


I bet your blu-ray lens is going bad. If your PS3 is backwards compatible, try putting in a PS2 game or Standard-Def movie. If it loads/plays just fine...that narrows it down to the blu-ray lens/drive. This happened to me a few weeks ago.
*NOTE* WHATEVER you do, DO NOT send your PS3 to PSR1. They stole $109 from me. They DO NOT fix your PS3. They lie. I am spending my free time right now trying to help people save their money. THEY STEAL FROM GAMERS! SO WRONG!

Jul 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will work sometimes. sometimes it will play movies and no games or vice versa. Now when it comes on it wont download anything what could be wrong?


probably needs a new lens. can send it in for warranty or replace yourself. i have same issue right now and am going to replace it myself. the only other cause of the problem would be the blu-ray drive board but am not exactly sure on this. still researching the drive board problems. go to http://www.edepot.com/playstation3.html and look up blu ray lens towards the bottom.

Oct 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Discs are not reading. everything else seems to work. Internet, pictures,music all work. games and dvds are not showing up at all.


There is no currently fix for this, sadly.

it is the latest update (3.01) thats been screwing peoples Blu-Ray drives badly.

theres only 3 things i can advise you to do.

1. call sony and send it to them so they can fix it (not free).
2. get a new lens and change it yourself.
3 hang in untill sony sends out something that gonna fix it.

and personally im choosing option 3, since its sony who screwed it up, and not me, and i dont feel like paying sony a fee for fixing my ps3 they broke.. but thats just my point of view.

(yes i got the same prob myself)

Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 keeps freezing on blue ray dvd movies


The disc may have been scratched, damaged or otherwise manufactured improperly. Try another blu-ray. If it works, there is something wrong with the disc you are trying.

It may also be your firmware version. You should update your firmware to the latest version.
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3

Otherwise your lens may be damaged; you might have to send the unit in for repair.
https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm

Jul 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Dvd/games/blu-ray discs wil not work... It was working fine earlie today, but wen I tried to watch a movie now, the PS3 does no read any discs.


Then their is something wrong with the disc reader/the lens. You'll need to call Sony and send your PS3 in for repair it should run you 159.00 in all and take about 2 or 3 weeks until you get it back.

Jul 24, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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60gb ps3 wont play ps3 games


The issue is the laser (actually has different diodes for blu ray, ps2 format and regular DVD.
Seems like in your case the only one that is burnt is the blu ray.
Send it back to Sony for repairs or if you do not have warranty purchase a replacement lens and install it yourself.

Sep 23, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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