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My playstation will not read discs. How do I fix it?

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This is all because the lens is bad or it needs to be cleaned.
check out the following video...
If u can deal with electronics sure you will be able to solve the problem.

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Turn on my PS2 and I get a read disc error. Can I have the directions to fix this?


Disc Read Errors (DREs)

The PlayStation 2 was infamous for the number of disc read errors that occurred. There are a number of causes for this problem and a number of fixes:

  1. Clean the disc: Dust or smudges from fingerprints can cause disc reading problems. Use a high quality cleaning cloth and remove all smudges from the disc by lightly wiping outward from the center hub. Do not use a circular motion.
  2. Clean the disc drive: If not the disc itself, dust buildup in the drive is often the culprit. For the tech savvy, you may remove the disc drive, and gently clean the assembly with a cleaning cloth. For a less intrusive approach, use a can of compressed air, and attempt to blow the dust out from the vents and the disc tray, though this may also cause dust to settle where it is not desired.
  3. Repair the disc: If your game disc is scratched, it is sometimes possible to recover the disc with a disc repair kit.
  4. Ensure proper venthilation: To avoid overheating, make sure that your PlayStation 2 is placed in a well ventilated area, and that the vents are not obstructed.

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Playstation 3 will not play games or read disc, what can i do?


Hello,

I will advice you clean the lens of your ps3 player, cleaning the lens of the ps3 player will make the ps3 player read the disc, if the problem is not solve after cleaning the lens, it means, you will need to replace the lens on your ps3, the lens might be weak that it can no longer read any disc or play any game. the two options above should fix the problem of your ps3.

Take care.

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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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Hi,

Follow these steps when you are facing "disc wont read" problem
Step 1: Remove the disc from the system.


Step 2: Use a cloth to clean in small circles around the disc (not in a big circle going around the disc). Use DVD or CD disc cleaner if available. If you use cleaner, use a different dry cloth to clean the disc no more than three minutes after application.


Step 3: Verify that there are no disc-destroying marks on the disc. Deep scratches and chips in the middle of the disc can render a disc inoperable. As your Playstation 3 is used more and more, the lens that reads Blue-ray discs can become dirty. This will lead to discs skipping or not being read by the console. If you find this is happening on your Blue-ray discs, either movies or games, you may need to have your console cleaned. Be careful when attempting any sort of cleaning of your console, as improper handling will further damage the Playstation 3. Contact a member of Playstation Support for information on console maintenance.

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If the warranty is still intact, Sony can fix it. If not, open the ps3, open the blu-ray drive and clean the laser. If that doesnt work, replace the laser.

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After awhile some games with the purple, black, or blue reading sides and DVDs won't load. The laser in the Playstation 2 either goes bad, or gets shifted out of place. On my Playstation, the laser shifted lower than usual due to moving it. Some people prefer to fix this on their own, while some people pay a professional.

To find out more on fixing the "Disc Read Error" yourself (and VOID THE WARRANTY) go to:

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