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Help will not read ps3 games but will play blu-ray and dvd and music cd

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The blue ray drive can read many disk types and has to be programed to read them this requires 12 disk's to do...as dose the console so this problem could be the OB "lazer" has worn out or the console needs to be reprogamed

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My ps3 wont load any of my games but still plays my dvds


First off, have you tried playing Blu-Ray movies/games instead of DVD's?
If you have and only the DVD's work then it sounds like the "blu ray" part of the drive has died.

In the PS3 blu ray drive there is a lens for blu ray movies/games and a seperate one for dvd/cd's. Sounds like the blu ray lens one broke.
The cost for repair of this $150 dollars if not under warranty.
Now before calling sony try this.
  1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

  2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format the PS3! Yup, again this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

  3. Buy a Blu-Ray cleaner and try it.

Sadly if these don't work, you will need to give Sony a call, and have that coffin mailed your way.

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a playstation 3 console 80 GB, almost 3 years old.... was working excellent. But yesterday started with a problem, doesn't want to read and play either PS3 games or BluRay movies. But still...


I am having the same exact issue myself. Starting a month or two ago, it got harder and harder to get PS3 games to play. Now it plays anything that is not blu-ray based. I would be very interested in hearing how you are able to fix the problem.

Aug 07, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 will play ps3 games but not dvds. it loads the dvd then turns black. Any suggestions?


The ps3 blu-ray laser is a 3 part system (cd, dvd, and blu-ray) More than likely the dvd portion of the laser is damaged.

I'd recommend using the ps3 to play games / blu-rays until the laser completely fails before replacing.

Here's a website with some tips and advice.


May 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How can I get my ps3 to play dvds, cds, and ps3 cds


For cd's go in the xmb to music, for dvd's and blu-ray movies goto movies in the xmb.
Game blu-ray discs will be started from in the game menu in the xmb.

The option run automaticly should be turned on in tehe settings of the ps3 by default, else you have to start them manualy, as described above.

Also read the manual that came with the ps3,
it holds manny answers to alot of your questions that may arise further on.
You can find the manual also here:
http://www.playstation.com/manual/pdf/CECH-2001A-2.75_1.pdf

Succes.

Sep 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 playd cd dvd but not blue ray games


Problem with the laser it sounds like. If you still have the system apart with the dvd drive out, go ahead and replace the laser. You can usually find them on Ebay.


Aug 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Reads Blu-Rays and PS3 games but won't read DVD's or CD's?!?!


DVD portion of your blu-ray drive went out. It's a three part laser (cd / dvd/ blu-ray).

The ONLY way you're gonna be able to fix it is by replacing the blu-ray laser or by getting your machine serviced by Sony.

You can try a few of my tips from my guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me any other questions and please don't forget to rate!

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Thanks!

RescueTechLA

Feb 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 now will not play PS3 games but still plays PS2 games


You're blu-ray drive has partially died. It's a three part laser (cd, dvd, blu-ray). The most important part of yours has died that's why you can still play dvd and PS2 games because they use the dvd laser and not the blu-ray.

Check out my common problem and easy repair guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me any other questions and don't forget to rate!

:)

Thanks!

RescueTechLA

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

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My ps3 wont read ps3 games it only reads some ps1 games and some ps2 games.


This is the number one problem PS3 owners encounter. It's a Sony defect. The blu-ray drive is a three part laser ( cd / dvd / blu-ray). The blu-ray portion always goes out. That's why you're still able to play a few of your DVD PS1 and PS2 games.

Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide for tips and suggestions for your problem.

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me any other questions and please don't forget to rate!

:)

Thanks!

RescueTechLA

Dec 22, 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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