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Not read my playstation doesnt work doesnt want to read ps3 games i put ps2 games and it works not even bluray

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.. Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Turn off the system, restart by pushing green button hold until it clicks twice it should help..

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My playstation 3 does not recognize the PS3 disc's anymore but does still read the PS2 disc's. Is the Bluray going out? Can i buy just that part to fix it?


Hi,

The answer to your question is a definite Yes.


This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is most often caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of the Bluray laser whilst the other laser is still functioning to read DVDs and PS2 discs.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

Many thanks for using FixYa

Dec 31, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Play ps2 games but not ps3 games


Hi,

This a typical symptom of bluray drive failure on the PS3 which begins when the unit will read PS2 disks but not PS3 disks.

This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which can no longer read the disk.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please view this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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Jun 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: disks are not reading. The ps3 is working fine oth...


Hi,

This is quite a common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

Many thanks for using FixYa

May 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have one of the older model playstation 3 consoles, it plays ps2 games as well. lately it's been having a hard time reading the ps3 discs. sometimes I have to take the disc out and put back in about ten...


The PS3 disk and the Bluray disk require more intensity from the laser or, depending which model you own, has a seperate lens to read them all together. PS2 games are equivilant to DVDs and then you have CDs at the bottom. Check out "how to clean my Bluray lens" on google. Might even check youtube. All you need is alcohol and q-tips. Don't press down too hard when cleaning and don't worry, the alcohol dries very quickly. Clean it with alchol then cleans again with dry q-tip. very easy.

NOTE: when removing the Bluray drive from the board, the ribbon clips "flip up" and DO NOT "pull out" like most PCs (computers) do....if you are familiar.

Apr 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 only plays ps2 games


the read files are corrupt for bluray and DVD discs.

Mar 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will load ps2 games and play them but when i put a ps3 game in it wont even load it ? it was ok yesterday


HI,,

PS2 DOESNT SUPPORT P3 GAMES...

LENSES DIFFER FROM EACH OTHER..

NEED PS3 GAMES TO PLAY WITH PS 3
PS2 GAMES TO PLAY WITH PS2

TNKS

RABBANEES

Nov 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3


That would be the BluRay diode in the laser assembly. There are 2 diodes that emit the light for the laser. One is red which reads everything but BluRay and PS3 games. The purple laser diode reads the BluRay and PS3 discs. You will need to have the laser replaced or call Sony to get a box to send it in for repair or replacement. Thanks!!

Nov 09, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Running ps2 games on my ps3


could be laser problem. redlight mode laser controls ps2/dvd/cd reading. does it read bluray games?

Oct 31, 2008 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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A weird malfuction


possibly an update tht u have and the other ps3 doesnt tht makes that game not backward compatible

Aug 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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