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My ps3 wont switch on and wont let me insert any dis as it seems something wont let the disc in as i was watching a blueray dvd it just switch the system off tried restarting but nothing happens, i opened it up got the disc out as i thought something wrong with disc but still same problem nothing happens dont swicht on

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SOURCE: "Video in the PAL broadcast standard is not supported"

Hey DLRIII,

One of the most common reasons why you might receive this kind of message is if you are attempting to use a PAL (European) disc in an NTSC-formatted (North American or Japanese) Playstation 3.

To my knowledge though, Sony has not made any kind of statement indicating that North American PS3's may have been accidentally packaged with PAL-formatted or incorrect regional demo discs. Additionally, many demo discs may typically contain both NTSC and PAL-formatted promotional material.

There are a couple of things you might want to try before seeking additional assistance through Sony.

First, I'd suggest testing other DVD/Blu-ray discs from your collection that were purchased within the U.S. or Canada in the PS3. If these discs function properly, you most likely aren't looking at a hardware problem with the PS3 itself.

You may wish to then check out the TV where you currently have the PS3 connected. If that TV is not able to support video in the PAL broadcasting standard, this may also be a reason why you are receiving this error message. Many older or analog TV's that are only NTSC-compliant will not be able to recognize a PAL-formatted signal sent by any external device (DVD player, video game console, etc.), and could possibly result in a similar error message being displayed. The best way to test this is to try connecting your PS3 to a different TV, preferably one that was purchased within the past few years and has an internal digital (ATSC) receiver.

Hope this helps you out.

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Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: PS3 disc loading problem

This is a dirty or bad bluray drive which seems to be the same as the 3 rings of death for the 360..
Buy a cd laser cleaner and try that if it does not work your laser diode is bad and a new laser is 50$ via ebay.. if you dont want to get to technical then you can buy a drive for 120ish and switch them out.

Sony will charge 150$ + to fix it other then that there is no way around it.. and I believe you need a proof of purchase to get the warranty. I really hope the cd cleaner works but if not then your stuck...

You can sell it on ebay and if its a 60gb you can get about 200 for it... then buy a like new 40gb ps3 for 300ish I have seen just consoles sell at 290 incl shipping. Best of luck!
If you are happy please feel free to rate me THANKS!

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play dvds or Blueray discs

You're in luck, you're still covered under warranty.

Call Sony @ 1-800-345-SONY and get it repaired for free.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: my problem is exactly waht p_sellwod describes.

Okay, what you are having is more then likely a bad dvd lens.. You said that you swapped the blue ray drive with another one. That wont work, there is a key and a difrent modal number on each drive. There are something like, A1,A2,A3 etc... The number is locatded on the top right hand connor on the bottom of the drive. The number must HAVE to be the same to work in another ps3, so if you find one with the same number, and you are still are having the same problem, then send it off to sony. But if it dose work then you know it is the dvd lens. I do this every day, for a living. Hope it helps. Let me know if this helps. Thanks...

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 not loading games, CD's or Blueray

The problem itself has not been solved but after more investigation I have found out that this is currently un-repairable.
This is because the console itself has a hardware blueray drive failure due to manditory firmware 3.00 released by Sony and there is currently no fix in place.
From what I can see on the net it looks like Sony maybe being sued over this issue. Sony has also stated that they are now looking into this firmware update to see what went wrong, they have not yet made any further comment.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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Okay, what you are having is more then likely a bad dvd lens.. You said that you swapped the blue ray drive with another one. That wont work, there is a key and a difrent modal number on each drive. There are something like, A1,A2,A3 etc... The number is locatded on the top right hand connor on the bottom of the drive. The number must HAVE to be the same to work in another ps3, so if you find one with the same number, and you are still are having the same problem, then send it off to sony. But if it dose work then you know it is the dvd lens. I do this every day, for a living. Hope it helps. Let me know if this helps. Thanks...

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I buy mine at http://parts.consolerepairguy.com they run about $75 each.

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