Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I was playing the show 08 n all of sudden it frooze onme so i took game out and was gonna play cod 4 when i go to put it it not reading any disk i put it it keeps comming up game data ulity that it not game is showing up and yes i tried other games cds and movies nothing is spinng what can i do ?
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND ITS GOT AN EASY FIX THE TRACK IS OUT OF PLACE YOU HAVE TO OPEN THE BLUE RAY DISK REMOVE THE ALUMINIUM CASE AROUND IT FLIP IT OVER AND YOU WILL SEE A KIND OF V SHAPED ALUMINIUM PIECE MAKE SURE THE TWO ENDS OF IT ARE IN THE LITTLE HOLES THAT ARE THERE EACH OF THEM HAVE TO GO IN TO THE HOLES AND THATS IT PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER AND ENJOY I REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT BECAUSE I SPENT TWO DAYS TRYING TO FIX IT EVERYBODY SAID I NEEDED A NEW LASER OR MOTOR I KEEP LOOKING AROUND THE PS3 AND FIGUERED OUT THAT V SHAPED BRACKET WAS OTU OF PLACE BUT IT DIIDNT LOOK LIKE UNTIL AFTER I TOOK IT APART AND REALIZE BOTH OF THEM HAD THE LITTLE HOLE FOR THE BRACVKET ENDS TO GOT INTO AGAIN HOPE IT HELPS I KNOW HOW BAD IT SUCKS TO LOSE YOUE PS3
Posted on Nov 16, 2009
When you put in a disc, listen for the disc to start spinning. If you do not hear that then the laser and/or the spindle have blown out. You will have to get your Blu-Ray player serviced by a pro or Sony. Sony may fix it for free. They know that the drives are failing. So call them first. Otherwise the laser assembly needs to be replaced in the BR drive.
I hope this helps! Good luck to you.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
I had a similar issue. i had a laser giving me trouble so I bought a brand new one installed it and then I couldnt get the disks to spin or anything with the new laser installed. I finally got fed up decided to see if it was the laser or a motor or what so I yanked the new laser popped the old one back in and tried it. The drive spun right up no issue except the same issues I had before which was not reading disks. I opened the drive again removed the old laser put the new one in made real sure all connections cables were locked in place fully and tight reassembeled and put it in my system and what do you know spun right up and played all formats. Im not sure if it was a cable not seated 100% or if the drive just didnt recognize the new laser at firsdt or what but after the re exchange and reinstall Im up and going fine. A faulty lazer will not spin up the drive or a cable not 100% seated can do the same. Good luck
Posted on May 02, 2010
The best solution for your ps3 disk not spinning is on this site. you are going to have to order and install it yourself or get someone who knows how to install these kind of things. I fix playstations for a living and this is what I order all the time.
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I hope this helps you :)
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
There are many solutions to this issue
most have been posted separately here
#1 laser ...laser is not recognizing the disc in turn not spinning (replace laser)
#2 v shaped bracket under drive has popped loose causing only one side of drive to lift ... disc never loads hence disc doesn't spin
(if plastic tab is not broken pull screw replace bracket correctly in pin spots)
#3 Bad spinner (replace carriage easiest fix unless you have parts drive laying around)
#4 drive board (easy fix send into Sony or may try replacing controller chip if your skill are up to par)
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
I've been getting the same problems except its like my PS3 has a mix of problems, when I put a ps3 disc in I hear a few grumps/rattles but it doesn't sound like a spinning sound, also I put in one of my old playstation 2 discs and it works... I tried some restore file system method that apparently worked for this some guy on some google post and it said I had corrupted data and it was going to be restored, so it restored it and now it still plays ps2 but not ps3 (tried it twice). I also notice that the orangish/yellowish light that flashes next to the usb ports doesnt flash for ps3 discs or ps2 discs yet ps2 discs still work, and I assume the light does that when the ps3 is working. Ive been through 3 Ps3s and im on my 4th and I cant certaintly ***** enough at sony to give me another free ps3 & warranty but its getting a little time consuming and i'd like a to find a way to fix the problem on my own when it comes across because its clearly going to!
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
I hate ya hehe=p
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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