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Playstation 3 not reading any discs at all

My playstation is not covered under warrenty and is no longer reading any kind of discs. I am not afraid to take it apart and repair. Does anyone have any suggestions? Or a place to find a good repair manual? I downloaded one and it was completely worthless.

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  • fattykid Jun 10, 2008

    Sorry it is a playstation 3,

    I have tried to clean the lazer lens with a dvd lens cleaner disc. This did not help at all. I was going to replace the blu ray drive all together but the part is almost as much as it would cost to send it back to SONY.

  • fattykid Jun 15, 2008

    still have the same issue. I have a lot of experience with computers and from what i can tell the PS3 is nothing more then that. If anyone has had success fixing this problem please let me know. I understand that it is a pretty common problem. Thanks

  • bigsmooth74 Jun 15, 2008

    I'm having the same problem now. I tried restoring system settings. No help. I also tried one suggestion I read on this site to spray compressed air into the disc slot (because any spec of dust on the ultra-sensitive Blu-Ray lens will cause the problem). This was also a waste of time.

    So, a call last night to Sony of America headquarters and about a 10 minute talk with the PS3 technician = send my system in for repair. Thank God (or Buddha or Allah or Zeus or whomever you choose) it's still under warranty!

    Sorry dude, but apparently it needs repair.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    send it off *****

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem just happened yesterday.HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    aLeX Kammer May 11, 2010

    which playstation?








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If you playstation 3 is still not under warranty still call playstation 3 and try your luck. That is what I have done. I had my one under warranty but I have lost the reciept so they have considered my request and will repair under warranty still I didn't have a proof of warranty. I will suggest that you should call playstation 3 help line. If at first they declined your request for repairing under warranty than call them again and definitely another person will answer your call and try again. I know it works 100%. If you really want to repair your console under warranty than it is the best idea. A quick advice for you, please do not try to fix yourself your console by opening it and try to fix the laser, it won't work and it will be very very difficult to assemble it again.

Secondly if you really want to fix yourself and you want to buy the laser from local market, it will cost you the same as sending your playstation 3 to sony.

In the end it is your decision.

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IF any of those, then the station's laser eye could be blurry and/or scratched. the big thing is if the disc is durty and you wash it off, be shure 2 totally dry it off, or it WiLL FRY the inside cavity of the CD roller.

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