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My ps3 wont read cd, games, movies. its quite hot on the back right side. please help.

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That generally means that the disk drive is damaged, you woould either need to have it replaced by sony or another qualified technician.

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My ps3 keeps freezing during games


Problem: Your Playstation 3 console is freezing during gameplay. There are usually two problems that would cause your Playstation 3 to freeze during

gameplay. I will start with the most common problem:

1. The Blu Ray Laser is wearing out. This is a common issue among the newer video game consoles. The laser is constantly lighting up to read the discs while you are playing your Playstation 3 whether you are playing games, Blu Ray movies, or DVD movies. Eventually the laser will burn out. As it starts to wear out, first the games or movies will freeze. After a while, it will not read Blu Ray at all. Finally it will quit reading anything. You can find lasers at the following website starting at $49.95. The same website also performs repairs of the Playstation 3 console:

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2. Overheating. This is less common. If your PS3 freezes and you shut it off and back on and it comes on ok, it's probably not overheating. If heat is the problem, it will freeze right away if you turn it back on right away without giving it time to cool off. If it turns on OK with no problem and doesn't immediately freeze up, the laser is your issue. If you turn it back on and it freezes right away, your PS3 may be overheating.

If your PS3 is overheating, the best thing to do is to make sure you do not keep it in an enclosed area. Playstation 3 systems and XBox 360 systems run very hot. You must keep it in the open so it gets as much cool air as possible! You can also upgrade the fan inside of your Playstation 3 with the Whisper Fan which increases cooling. You can also find it at the following website:

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Apr 19, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My sons ps3 will play games fine, but just started where it wouldnt play 1 move reg type not blue ray. then it wouldn play a couple of movies... playing some but not others, now wont play movies, but will...


depending which ps3 you have.
If you have the dual laser model one of the lasers could be damaged or require cleaning.
so the bluray side would work fine, whilst the reg side for reading dvds and cds could be damaged.
it might be worth buying a cd lens cleaner with the brushes and fluid and running it a few times in the ps3 this could work but you might be looking at the laser being replaced.
Hope this helps

Mar 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will play PS3 games sometimes. It quit


sounds like a dead Laser they are a dual laser will read DVDs n CDs but wont read Blueray movies or PS3 games Laser might need replacing

Oct 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It wont play games or movies


Laser has to be bad then if its not reading brand new games or dvds. To verify this though get a can of air and gently blow it into the drive to make sure there is no specs of dirt or dust on the laser.

Now try the games and dvds again and if its still happening then the laser needs to be replaced and you can get them fairly cheap off of Ebay.

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

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Ps3 disc drive not working.


You've done everything I would have done honestly. Take a can of air and blow it into the drive to make sure dirt or dust isn't on the laser which could affect if it sees discs or not.

The better thing to try if you are good at opening up your ps3 and then removing your drive and opening that is to take a damp q-tip with a bit of glass cleaner and clean your laser in the drive gently. Then put the drive back together and hook the cables back up to the ps3. You can leave the cover to the ps3 off for this step. Turn on the ps3 and try different blu-ray, dvd's, music cd's, game discs, etc. If it still doesn't read any of them then either the laser or the drive i bad. If it reads some discs and not others then its a weak laser and the laser would need to be replaced.

If you have to replace the laser or the drive, you can do a search on Ebay and usually find them fairly cheap.

Hope this helps and let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Jun 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read any discs either blue ray dvd ps3 games or ps1 game


Hi. this is optical lens failuer. you will need to replace the optical lens assembly asap if possible.

May 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 not reading discs!


what is wrong is when you got the blue ray set up it was probly set up diff.if it is not reading games or movies then you eye is scrached.the eye if u dont know is what reads everything

May 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Displays only the ps3 screensaver


hi!
have it switch off again,replace your dual controller with a good one,insert a game disc check if can read,if not insert a disc cleaner on cd room,after ckeanignfor a couple of minutes have put backs your cd game,if still not reading take to service center have the photo lens to adjust
regards,have aniceday

May 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont load games


Try updating the firmware version or reseting the ps3.

Nov 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't play my ps3 disks or movies


sounds like the blu ray diode is burnt.
Send it to Sony for warranty replacement

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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