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My system will read dvd's but not games can it be fixed

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It needs repair, this is a notorious problem for the old PS3s. Shop around online, sony wants $150, but you can find it cheaper online.

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What Cause's Disc Read Error's

There are many different factors on what could cause a DRE.

1. Games, Cd's, DVD's, Cd-Rom's all could be scrached up to much, for the PlayStation to be read them

2. Your PlayStation could be to Dirty! Meaning, dust, hair, dirt, water, soda, anything that may have gotten into your PlayStation system, causing your laser/lens no being able to read the Disc correctly.

3. Your PlayStation laser-lens could be out of line. This happens if your PlayStation has been droped, kicked, wacked around. Really, and physical abuse. For those of you that don't know what this means, here is a quick over view. Your playStation laser is on a track. When your system is on, the laser slides back and forth to read what ever disc you may have in the system at that time. So physical abuse could cause the laser to get off track.

4. Your system's laser, or DvD player might just be broke. This could happen if it has taken in to much physical abuse, or just a random occurrence.



What Can I do, to fix my Disc Read Error

If you think, that one of these problems might be giving your DRE's, then this next section is here to help you.

1. This problem is simply fixable. All you need to do, is either run your disc through a disc cleaner, or get your disc refurbished. You can easily get your disc refurbished at either Gamestop, Eb Games, Best Buy if I remember does them. Or any computer store. Or, you can simply just buy a new Game, Cd, or DVD

2. There are few different ways, to help fix your PlayStation system, that is giving you Disc Read Errors from your system being dirty.

A. You can simply run a Laser-Lens Cleaner through your PlayStation System. This will remove any dust, hair, or dirt, that may be blocking the laser-lens to be able to read your disc correctly.

B. You can use a Air Duster to blow out where you disc goes into your system. This could blow away any dust, dirt, or hair that may be trapt in the DVD player of your system.

C. If you want to open up the PlayStation system yourself, to really give the laser-lens, and DVD player a good cleaning, you can FOLLOW this Guide I found. (This is one guide I have shown many users, and all have used and loved the guide) Remember, if you open your PlayStation system, this will void any warranty that your system may still have. It may even prevent sony from fixing your PlayStation system, if you should choose to have them fix it. (Please read on how to have sony fix your Playstation in 2. D. in this section of the guide.) Altho, I have sent sony a PlayStation of mine that I have opened up myself, and broke the warranty sticker that is on the system.

D. You can simply call SONY. (PlayStation Support: 1-800-345-SONY) You just simply call that number, and just listen and tell the operator that you are talking to, what is going on with your system. They will then over the phone, try and help you figure out what the error is, and even try to help you fix the problem right then and there over the phone. Or they will ask you to send in your PlayStation system so they can further look at what may be causing yoru problems. Once they figure out what is causing you problems, they will go ahead, and fix the problems. If your system is still under the Sony One Year Warranty, you will have NOT be charged for the repairs. However, if your system is past the Warrany, they still will fix your system. Sometimes they WILL charge you, other times they might fix your PlayStation system for nothing!

3. You can try and fix your laser by visiting this GUIDE. Remember, if you open your PlayStation system, this will void any warranty that your system may still have.

4.If your PlayStation's DVD player, or lens is broken. Then you can either send your system into SONY to get it fixed. Or buy a new DVD player, or lens and repair it yourslef. (This part of the guide will updated with links soon)


Thanks,
We hope to see your problem resolved.
Good Luck and Good Day.

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This means that the system is encountering a serious error. The laser that reads PS2 and DVD media formats is different to that of the blu-ray laser. If the system was unable to detect the blu-ray media it means that it was faulty and you have to contact Sony supporting your location to have it fixed.

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Luckily you can fix this yourself and get back to your games and to do this you need the proven Xbox 360 Repair guide.

Or you can send it in and they will fix it for you the repair will take about 4 weeks.

The DVD issue normally happens as you will find that it can still read DVD's!

You will need to stop the heat to read games.

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HI...
If the innerds on the PS3 are like the PS2 and XBOX then it's something where the DVD drive would need to be opened and the lens cleaned by hand the the rails that the DVD reader rides along would need to be cleaned and lubed.
I've fixed dozens and dozens of consoles this way

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