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My ps3 will not play ps3 games or movies, it is not reading the cd for some reason

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Your blu-ray lens might be broken try to get it fixed or replaced.

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My ps3 console will not play game discs for some reason! It will play movies just fine but not games HELP!!!!!


The Playstation 3 is a wonderful video game console, however, with heavy usage, the laser does eventually burn out. The first signs of the laser starting to burn out is that your game will start freezing during game play. Eventually the game will stop reading altogether (even though movies sometimes still work). Eventually movies will stop working and the whole laser will eventually die.

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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.

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PS3 disk reading issue


Yes this is the laser that reads the disc being slightly off you need to fix this to be able to play use a good guide or send it in to get it fixed.

Jul 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will not play any ps3 games any more.


Wow.. This is shocking.
When did you get the PS3?
Contact sony. They can do this.

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will play cd's dvd's and ps2 games, but won't play ps3 games. The 2 ps3 games i am trying to play have worked in the past , but now they will not read.


try watching a blueray movie if u have one but if u know wat colour the light is on the ps3 when u load the ps3 games that will help a lot and if u know how to fix ps3 error 80710102 it will help

Nov 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 has a hard time reading ps3 games but doesnt have a problem reading anything else.


Have you tryed to play a BlueRay movie? PS3 games are stored on BlueRay so it might play DVD's and CD's, but the BlueRay's laser diode could be burning out.

Sep 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 playd cd dvd but not blue ray games


Problem with the laser it sounds like. If you still have the system apart with the dvd drive out, go ahead and replace the laser. You can usually find them on Ebay.


Aug 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It wont play games or movies


Laser has to be bad then if its not reading brand new games or dvds. To verify this though get a can of air and gently blow it into the drive to make sure there is no specs of dirt or dust on the laser.

Now try the games and dvds again and if its still happening then the laser needs to be replaced and you can get them fairly cheap off of Ebay.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Reads my dvds and cd's but not ps3 discs


The optical lens in your blu ray drive is going out. It needs more to play games then to watch movies and cd's. This is a very common problem with the ps3. If you want to replace it yourself, you can find many replacements for your len on eBay and you can always google a decent tutorial for step by step instructions on how to replace it. If you need any help, just ask :)

Jun 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't play my ps3 disks or movies


sounds like the blu ray diode is burnt.
Send it to Sony for warranty replacement

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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