Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

PS3 wont play disc's

Hi, wonder if you could help, my PS3 was fine last night but when i turned it on this morning it wouldn't play or even recognise a disc was in the console, i've looked everywhere for a phone number but can't find one, can you help plse.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • poppabeer Jun 19, 2008

    okay it was 4 ddays ago and i was play mgs4 and when i tried to go back to the title screen my screen went blue and then i got kicked out of the game then it went back to the general system menu for your game choice menu. i was tired so i just turned it off and went to sleep but when i woke up the next day i put in my mgs4 and i wouldn't read the disc so i tried another then i tried music cds but nothing then i tried dvds but nda. so i asked my friends and they said clean your laser so i did but it did nothing so i saved all my pics and saved data to a flash drive and restored the system but that didn't do anything. do you think my laser is dead or is it a software problem.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    i have that same problem, every time i try to put in any of my discs it doesnt read it.

  • kidkocuts Jun 19, 2008

    same here, i was using my ps3 fine dis morning playing warhawk i stoped playing to goto my main menu and when i tried to play again and hour later it wouldn't read the disc. I have the 60g version please help. i did a system update last nite could the have anything to do with it?




1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 65 Answers

If you have problem with loading your disk or some kind of media a most common error is Disk Read Error,or in a short way DRE.
Ps3 Laser is a very precise mechanism and optic and also a well none proble for the all machine right now on the Market.
Sony had the same problem before with PS2 and tried to fix the same issue all ready but without any luck at all.Actually i do believe is Part of the Market Strategy making the laser not to strong so people can buy new laser and keep the techical support alive.Most common error on Ps3 is DRE and some other like power supply Failure or Hd defective.
What is sad actually the fact the laser is Collapsing onthe spot.
On the ps2 you have some time to realize the laser is bad since the machine start not reading well or freezing during the game.On ps3 the laser stop working and that`s it.
I suggest to replace laser or try to clean first because sometimes if you are lucky the laser start working again

Posted on Jun 19, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Says my mw2 disc is unreadable, it was working just last night and even played games this morning

if you have a ps3, i can't help you. If its a 360, then the console may have recieved some kind of shock while playing, and circle scratched your disc. Its either that or a fairly common hardware failure. Call 18004myxbox. microsoft tech support should help you out.

Jan 31, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

Ps3 wont play the discs now, comes up with the below message

sony is workin` on this right now.. I bet the problem started last night or this morning, right? `The Leap-Year Effect`, strikes again !. they hope to have it fixed in a day or two... I hope so too!

Mar 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer


i have had similar problems as well as multiple friends of mine. to solve this, you must call the playstation company and send your system in to be serviced. if you have purchased it within the last year and have proof, sony will fix it for free. if not, they will charge you $150 for their services. this is the only way to fix the problem

Oct 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer


try playing a blu-ray movie if it wouldn't play blu-ray movies or PS 3 games you laser is bad. I you need help changing it I can email you detailed instructions.

Mar 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Hi my PS3 wont play games, DVD or CD's


Dec 15, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Disc wont coem out

I look all over the net but could't find anything, until i found a site that said they
could show me how to fix any problem with my ps3. At first i was not so
sure about ordering the manual but i did, whats $5 plus i used paypal, but
long story short i fix my ps3, i recomend this site
i hope this help you like it help me. PLAYSTATION FAN FOR LIFE! waiting on PS4

Mar 09, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1527 Answers


Level 2 Expert

226 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides