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My PS3 just stopped reading any discs movies or games. Is there anything I could do to try and fix this problem?

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My ps3 console will not read my games or movies and try a disc cleaner & nothing


The problem is not normally with the discs itself but with the lens coming away from where it needs to be.
You just need to readjust the lens that sounds difficult but really it is not too tough.
Check out this PS3 Repair blog and get the fix you need.

Nov 25, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i put a disc in the disc icon doesnt show up and i have already tried cleaning it but that didnt work how do i fix it?


The Playstation 3 is a wonderful video game console, however, with heavy usage, the laser does eventually burn out. The first signs of the laser starting to burn out is that your game will start freezing during game play. Eventually the game will stop reading altogether (even though movies sometimes still work). Eventually movies will stop working and the whole laser will eventually die.

The following website sells PS3 lasers and also performs repairs:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pl3isnotrega.html

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Jun 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 does not seem to be reading the disks


That is most likely an issue with your BluRay disc laser (what reads the discs). Keep trying different games, and maybe even some movies, and if it still does not work, you need to contact Sony about having your PS3 fixed or replaced.

Mar 04, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 froze while playing a BD, then it would not rcognize anything


Hi there,
Most PS3 systems end up doing this due to an over heating of the laser lens. Let me explain: The laser lens in the PS3 is made to read mainly Blue Ray games. The movies need to be read faster than the game discs which causes it to work harder thus the problem arising.
Sometimes, your lucky enough for this to only be a dirty lens problem due to rental movies which are most of the time, if not always, dirty.
Have you tried a lens cleaner kit?
This is the CD-ROM with a small brush on it to clean your laser lens head.
This problem has happened to me in the past and this solved the problem.
It is a common problem for any lens reading console.
Regards,

Aug 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 80g playstation 3 is not reading games nor movie disc


i had exactly the same problem with my PS3 i phoned up sony and they told me to do a full format which can be found on the home menu under settings and format. MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU DO THE FULL FORMAT BACKUP ANYTHING YOU HAVE SAVED TO THE PS3 INCLUDING GAME SAVES AS THIS WILL ALL BE WIPED FROM THE PS3'S HARDDRIVE.

the full format takes a couple of hours and once this is done you can try a disc (game or movie). this may make it work although with mine it didn't. i phoned up again and they said they would replace the PS3 as it was still under warranty.

i was told that the full format is the last option before replacing the console, so if your out of warranty period you''ll have to hope it works.

May 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Dont wanna read ps3 games


if it will still read ps2 cds dvds and ps1 games then your blu laser just burnt out this is a common problem. if you are under warrenty still send it back if not you can pay sony $200 to fix it or loose your warrenty and spend $80 and 10 min of your time to fix it. message back if you wnat to know more and how to fix yourself

Feb 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Discs wont read on ps3.


Question: does it play blueray movies? Mine did this, but would still play movies. I found a "Corrupted Data" file in my Games/data folder, and ended up doing a quick restore, under ths System menu. I now have no problems in this area...games start properly every time. You will lose all your saves and any dowloaded content, so back up if you can.

Dec 05, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 will not read discs


Replace the lens unit (KES-400 AAA).
For fflam , it sounds like the youd disk mechanism is misaligned.
Try to find a unit of ebay that is has a defective lens and replace it with your lens.

Sep 23, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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