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Disk Read Error

My UK launch ps3 has just stopped reading BR disks. it will sometimes load them up but they will freeze within a couple of minutes.
how would i be best to go about getting this fixed? would Sony still fix it or replace it if it is out of warranty?
i have heard this has become quite a common problem, especially among launch 60gb ps3's.

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  • caroutila Jun 30, 2008

    i was playing fifa soccer 08 when suddenly the game had no sound so i quit the game and then i turned of the console and now i cant play any of my games. sometimes i can play but it freezes again after a couple of minutes

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Yes they will for a minmal fee of 180$ AHAHAHAH what a joke..
no they wont fix it for free.. it is cheaper to fix it yourself.
O you have to have the original recipet to even get it fixed if its in warranty.
Anyways get a lense cleaner they do have cd lens cleaners and try that first! 10$ 5quid your saves you a bunch!

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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My ps3 plays bluray movies fine, but when i play games it starts glitching and sometimes freezes.


hey there smilly47

Sounds like the Freeze up error,please see the Freeze up section Below

When your Experiencing Problems with the PS3 like this you mainly have 2 options to take, I will go through each one now so you know what to do.

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Hi there

The disk read error for the PS3 is quite common and can be fixed.

What is the Disk read error?

ok so you know when have this problem when you place your Game/dvd/blueray/cd into your ps3 and you can here it loading but nothing comes up or you get the disk read error message, Sometimes there is no loading sounds and nothing happens.

The Causes

unfortunatley there are several causes to this one,

It could be the lens that needs cleaning,

It could be the Disk Drive that needs re-aligning as described in the Yellow light of death and the red flashing light tips about the Chips inside over heating, this can cause the motherboard to arch and slightly taking the disk drive out of sync.

It could be the laser that needs re-aligning

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Solution 1
Ok so you can send the console off to sony they will collect it, repair it and send it back, this will usually cost you $150

Solution 2
My favourite solution is the PS3 repair guide, you can fix the problem within the hour, costs are below $40 and you don't need to be technical at all.

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Buy a new PS3 console over $200 this is the last resort.

What is PS3 repair guide

Ok so this is how i learned so much about PS3 and got me into the job today of fixing PS3's

The basic PS3 repair guide: is a high quality Pictured ebook, with the most basic step by step instructions that will fix your PS3

A good PS3 repair guide: This will contain the above mentioned and will also have a website which you can get 24/7 tech suppot to help with the fix, A forum with over 60,000 user's who have been in you position and can help you. Also some have great step by step video's.

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