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  • Nicolas Videla
    Nicolas Videla May 14, 2010

    It may be a problem with the lens, how old is it?

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Blow some air into the drive to make sure no dust or dirt is on the laser. If after you do that you still get nothing to load then for sure the drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 17, 2010

    Take a can of air and blow some into the drive to make sure your laser is free of dust and debris.

    If that doesn't work then you can either replace the laser which takes some technical skills or just replace the drive which is much easier.


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I have been using the PS3 for about 4 months with no problem at all. Now I switch it on and the option available is to log onto playstyaion on line. It will not load any games o0r DVD. What can I do

Posted on May 15, 2010

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play load games, have blue ray and normal dvd play

You can try cleaning the laser lens with a cd / dvd lens cleaner cd.

This usually doesn't work, your problem is 98% of the time caused by a Sony defect in the blu-ray drive itself.

The drive will gradually get worse and worse.

If your system is under warranty then by all means get it repaired by Sony for free otherwise you're looking to pay $150 for Sony to repair their own mistake.

You can reach them @ 1-800-345-SONY

They'll probably suggest another System Restore, Firmware update and a 100 other solutions that won't work because it's hardware related.

Sorry for the bad news.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 will play blu ray but not game

lols check ur wires bro. the basic yellow, white and red wires. make sure the yellow i belive is connect properly. if that doesnt work then go to system settings and check for a solution there

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: GAME WILL LOAD BUT FREEZE MINUTES AFTER LOADING

try doing a factory reset but be warned resetting it deletes all data and restores it back to factory default this should correct the software glich that is causing your ps3 to freez or lock up

1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.

2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.

3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format.. You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: will not load playstation 3 games or blue rays but

you could try replacing the blu ray lens on the drive. you can get one at www.thegamersfix.com . sounds like if its reading dvds the blu ray laser could be dead, make sure your careful replacing it not to get it dirty or scratched and get the correct model. they have some videos on youtube of people doing it. the other tricky part is aligning the drive once its back together. otherwise ebay has new drives and you could send it back to sony and they'll charge you for the repair.

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Playstation 3 won't load games or Blue Ray Discs

This is normally because the laser on the drive is slightly off. The good thing is that you can fix this yourself it is quite simple.

Or of course you can send it in to be fixed it is up to you.

If you send it in you will have to pay out about $130 to get it fixed.

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