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Ps3 not reading disks!! how can i fix it myself?

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Hi,

This is an extremely problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 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 extremely typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

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Posted on Sep 22, 2010

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Ps3 not reading disks


clear your system cache. if it doesnt work you need a new laser. email me at sandoval101496@live.com if you need clarification.

Dec 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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What I will do now is list what I feel to be the Top 3 ps3 repair guides online today

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THE MOST COMMON ERRORS

1.Ylod (yellow light of death)
2.Red/blue/green flashing light error
3.Disk read error
4.Hard disk corruption
5.Sync errors
6.Blank/red screen error
7.over heating
8.Freeze ups
9.network connection errors
10.No display

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on Aug 27, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Problems - Top 3 PS3 Repair GUides


Hi there

I am the Console Guru part of a six man team that repair PS3's - Xbox 360's and Wii's

I want to just make it clear to you, that you can repair the following probems at home with a good repair guide. There is no technical knowlage needed you simply do what you see on the step by step vids or the paper guide.

1.YLOD (yellow light of death)
2.Red/Green or blue Flashing lights
3.No display
4.Disk Read Error (Blue ray/DVD/Games)
5.Red/Pink/black and White screen of death
6.Hard drive corruption problems (you do not lose saved data)
7.Disk Stuck inside
8.Sync problems with controllers
9.Fuzzy Screen
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on Jul 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't read game discs for a couple of times it doesn't even recognise a disc is inserted eventhough it may eject it and insert it again. i have reformatted but problem still exists. any ideas


hey there boppa252001

OK so you have the DISK READ ERROR

Not to worry this can be fixed, I will give you 2 options below for the best possible fixes.

Option 1 SONY

Call Sony they can have this fixed within 4-6 weeks for a cost of $150 but it is free if your still in warranty (12 months)

Option 2 YOU

You can repair this problem quite easily with the help of a great ps3 repair guide that many use to fix there PS3 problems themselves within hours rather than weeks.

You will soon be back up and running using any of the above options

Peter

Sep 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play any disk'S but the start up menu


there is a possibility that the cds you are trying are bad.but have you tried playing a normal audio cd?maybe the region of your ps3 and the disks you are trying dont rhyme.

Mar 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disk read Error - how to fix


Hi there

The disk read error for the PS3 is quite common and can be fixed.

What is the Disk read error?

ok so you know when have this problem when you place your Game/dvd/blueray/cd into your ps3 and you can here it loading but nothing comes up or you get the disk read error message, Sometimes there is no loading sounds and nothing happens.

The Causes

unfortunatley there are several causes to this one,

It could be the lens that needs cleaning,

It could be the Disk Drive that needs re-aligning as described in the Yellow light of death and the red flashing light tips about the Chips inside over heating, this can cause the motherboard to arch and slightly taking the disk drive out of sync.

It could be the laser that needs re-aligning

The Solutions

Solution 1
Ok so you can send the console off to sony they will collect it, repair it and send it back, this will usually cost you $150

Solution 2
My favourite solution is the PS3 repair guide, you can fix the problem within the hour, costs are below $40 and you don't need to be technical at all.

solution 3
Buy a new PS3 console over $200 this is the last resort.

What is PS3 repair guide

Ok so this is how i learned so much about PS3 and got me into the job today of fixing PS3's

The basic PS3 repair guide: is a high quality Pictured ebook, with the most basic step by step instructions that will fix your PS3

A good PS3 repair guide: This will contain the above mentioned and will also have a website which you can get 24/7 tech suppot to help with the fix, A forum with over 60,000 user's who have been in you position and can help you. Also some have great step by step video's.

The PS3 repair guide Comparison site

Ok i want to introduce the PS3 Problems gone Website this will be pivital in helping you choose the best repair guide, to get the best head start in fixing your PS3 you need to see the best repair guides on the Web today.

Conclusion

Ok so get your ps3 fixed get back to gaming and if anything else happens to fail you have your back up with the PS3 repair guide as its your's for life.

Good luck and happy gaming

on Jun 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont read disks


There is a good chance this is a hardware problem you can't fix.

The first thing you should do is try cleaning the laser. There is a video of how to do it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O-8NzYHr80

If that doesn't fix it, you are going to need to send it in to sony.

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Ps3 cannot read any disk


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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Won't read disks


Hello,
When you put in a disc, listen for the disc to start spinning. If you do not hear that then the laser diode has blown out. You will have to get your Blu-Ray player serviced by a pro or Sony. Sony may fix it for free or replace your unit.. They know that the drives are failing. So call them first. If you know how to do it yourself, you will need part KES-400A if it is not spinning. If it's spinning and not reading the laser may be dusty or need replacement. The laser by it's self is part number is KES-400AAA. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to hit my "Ask Me" button.

You can purchase the KES-400A replacement lense and replace it yourself by looking at some videos on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNW1IK0Gyt4

I hope this helps. Good luck and happy gaming!!

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a ps3 is supplied with a one year warranty as standard with sony. speak to them direct.

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