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Wont read games and only some blu rays but will play dvds and cds and ps2 games


The blu-ray laser is a 3 part laser (cd dvd and blu-ray) the blu-ray portion has failed. The only way to fix it is to swap the laser out with a working one.
It's not hard to do, there are 1000 tutorials on youtube.

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Purchased 60GB backward compatable PS3 ( used). Will not play games, PS2 or PS3, they freeze up.


There are 3 main causes and solutions:

Software Issue (Restore the PS3 to factory settings via Sytem, Settings, Restore PS3

Dirty blu-ray lens ( take the PS3 apart and clean the laser eye carefully with a DRY q-tip.

Faulty / Failing blu-ray drive ( check and secure all of the cables to the blu-ray drive)

If the issue persists then more than likely you'll need to swap the blu-ray laser out with a new one.

There are a ton of guides on ps3hax.net and youtube.

Hope this info helps!

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A portion of your blu-ray laser has gone out, the ONLY way you can fix it is by swapping out the blu-ray laser with a new one.

Oct 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Not playing Blu ray or games


This sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps

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Hey there, it sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Aug 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will not read blu ray or games does everything else fine


The PS3 laser is a 3 part laser (cd, dvd, blu-ray) the blu-ray portion of the laser has gone out. You'll need to swap the blu-ray laser out in order to fix the problem.

There are 100 different guides on the net / youtube. Just make sure you find the right one for your system.

Let me know if you need more details.

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

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My ps3 does not read disc anymore games dvd blu ray


Ok it sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

May 04, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The ps3 doesnt read my blu ray disc


I am sorry to say it but it sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps

Jan 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation 3 will not read blu-ray discs or games.


It sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps

Oct 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi my playstation 3 has stopped playing blu rays,


Hi , it sounds like your blu ray laser has become faulty. Unfortunately this is a very common problem for the PS3 and there is not much that can be done about it. New lasers can be bought but they are difficult to fix. You could buy a new drive from somewhere like ebay at a cost of around £60. They are much easier to fit than the lasers themselves but you must make sure you keep the circuit board on your blu ray drive and swap it to the replacement drive as this is paired to the motherboard and will not work if it is not with the original motherboard.

Hope this helps

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