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Ps3 not spinning disk

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 ?

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  • burnzi87 Jul 01, 2008

    yeah , i've got the same problem. i've played my playstation like 2 times and i got it about 6 months ago. it used to work fine then i turn it on and it doesn't seem to spin any thing. the game comes out the exact same way it goes in. i need help ;cos i can't find the receipt

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    yeah me to nothing wont pop up when i play

  • mford33 Sep 13, 2008

    I have the same spinning problem. I was wondering if anyone could scan a copy of their 80 gig PS3 receipt for me to use to send mine in. All you need is a copy of a receipt. They probably have way too many to compare that the same receipt has been sent in different times. Just a thought.

  • rreeves0829 Sep 19, 2008

    I also had the same problem but then I did replace the blu-ray drive laser assembly but it's still doing the same thing its not reading the disk and/or spinning .... any suggestions ????

  • ps3user Nov 04, 2008

    PS3 will not read any disk.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    yep same thing happened happened to me while playing a match of DBZ when all of a sudden this guy quit on me then it sends me back to the lobby (normally working) then after that the ENTIRE SCREEN turns black but I could hear audio and I turned the system off using the PS button on my controller and I took DBZ out to play MGS4/MGO and all of a sudden the little loading bubble just stays there and NOTHING comes up on the XMB so I call Sony and they say I have to have the receipt but I dont cuz got lost (had to move twice this summer) I tried many disc but nothing and I was going to order a new Laser Assembly from EBay but I heard that that didnt fix some peoples problems but some got theirs to work after the change and to those that say it wont work even after getting the new drive in I suggest u check which drive model u had before u switched cuz they have to be the same model type and I know that I have KEM-400AAA or whateva but I know it has 400 in it and mine is one of the older 40 gb models.

  • chris horsman Jan 06, 2009

    i got loads of blu rays and some new games for chistmas, and only discs that will work are tomb raider underworld and fifa 09, but while playing fifa the crowd noise goes and then commentry and then crashes.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    when i put disk in the game wont pop up

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    the discs won't spin or read

  • fchs86 Mar 28, 2009

    was playing fallout 3 it froze turned system off then back on now wont' read any disk sounds like disk isn't spining eather.

  • mrgrapejam24 Apr 24, 2009

    PS3 is not spinning and reading any CD that is inserted into it. Does anyone know a ballpark figure of what it will cost to get this problem fixed? Thanks

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    it does the samme thing to me the bubble thingy is up in the coner but it never loads it knows the disc in there but not spinning

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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

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  • jade owen Feb 25, 2013

    v shaped bracket?? please help.

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Hello.

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

  • McQ666666 Jan 09, 2011

    I replaced the blue ray laser assembly and it fixed my ps3 however when I first replaced the old laser with new it still had the same problem had to open up my ps3 again and fiddle a little.... I think what got it to work in the end was moving the laser along the runner out of it's default position. Fixed it my self following you tube guide and I have minimal electronics experience. So it is possible people!

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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

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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.

PS3 Lens w/ Mechanism KEM-400AAA - PS3 Parts - PSXBOY.COM -wholesale and retail welcome

I hope this helps you :)

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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)

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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!

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