Every time i put a game in to my playstation 3 it isnt reading the game. It also does not read any audio cd's. But the main screen is working. The problem is I got it for a present for my birthday and have no prouf of purches. Im really worried that i cant get it replaced. Is there a number i can ring or a solution to fix this problem...... Thanks
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Hi there, this is because the actual laser needs replacing, not the disc spinner motor. With the PS3 the laser reads the disc data type, whether it be a DVD, game , audio cd or blu ray movie. It then spins the disc up to the required read speed. When the laser is faulty is cannot read the disc type so will not spin at all.
The following types of discs can be played
Blue Ray Disc - Playstation No 3 format BD-ROM, BD ROM,BD-R, BD-RE
DVD - DVD-ROM, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, AVCHD, DSD disc
CD - Playstation format CD-ROM,CD-DA (Audio CD), CD-R/RW
Also Check the regional code on the disc which should be compatible with the regional codes which can be played by the PS3
The optical lens in your blu ray drive is going out. It needs more to play games then to watch movies and cd's. This is a very common problem with the ps3. If you want to replace it yourself, you can find many replacements for your len on eBay and you can always google a decent tutorial for step by step instructions on how to replace it. If you need any help, just ask :)
have it switch off again,replace your dual controller with a good one,insert a game disc check if can read,if not insert a disc cleaner on cd room,after ckeanignfor a couple of minutes have put backs your cd game,if still not reading take to service center have the photo lens to adjust
I'm also having this problem as well, it has to do with the OS and it is corrupted. It seems like the "Game mode" has been corrupted preventing us from playing games on the hard drive or reading games.
Touch the eject button on the PLAYSTATION 3 system front for 10 seconds or longer to force the disc to eject. After removing and before reinserting a disc into the PLAYSTATION 3, turn off the system, and then turn on the system again to resume use.
If the disc cannot be inserted, you may need to send your system in for service, please click on the link below.