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PS3 NOT READING DISC

PS3 WONT READ ANY OF MY GAMES. IVE HAD IT SINCE DEC 07 FIRST TIME IVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT. IM JUST HOPEING THE LENS IS DIRTY PLEASE HELP I NEED TO PLAY COD4

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  • cod4devil Jun 28, 2008

    i put one of those dvd lens cleaner(used on all game console) nothing happens at all the loading symbol just keeps trying to load, i can not find any of my warranty`s and i did not do warranty registery

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Try a lens cleaner C. If that does not help. Use a cotton to gently & carefully clean the lens while the unit is off... If not, you need pickup replacement,

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You can get a CD lens cleaning kit at Walmart for around $10, however, I've addressed this issue in the past and the problem was with the board.

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Hello there.

While it is possible to take apart from optical drive in the playstation and clean it, it is not for the faint of heart. As your console is under a year old, its still covered by warranty from Sony, or the retail outlet you purchased the console from.

If you prefer to attempt to clean the lens, there are videos such as these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O-8NzYHr80
but i cannot stress enough its not recommended unless you often take things apart :)

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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You can use a lens leaner cd / dvd on it.

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It's not reading discs because your disc drive has gotten too dirty or has been worn out. These things happen with all sort of electronics. You don't need a warranty to have Sony fix it, but there is a fee for the service. Last time I checked, the fee was $150 and I received excellent service as well as a very prompt turn around time. I.E. I got my console back within 2 weeks. I recommend, though, before you go and send your console away for repair, that you first try to run a laser cleaning disc through your system first, just to make sure that the lens isn't just dirty. Thanks.

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PS3 stop reading disks? heres how to fix it.


So your shiney black pearl stopped reading discs huh? Now you are wondering if you can fix it because A)You are out of warranty and don't wanna pay almost 200 bucks to have it fixed or B) You are under warranty but don't wanna be without your PS3 for almost a month or longer .... Maybe you casn fix it on your own, if the problem is simple enough.

Sometimes the PS3 won't read discs simply because the lens is dirty, to find out if thats the case insert a game or blu-ray disc ... take careful note of the disc's 'label' as you put it in ... once it doesn't read after 10-15 seconds eject it ... if the disc's label hasn't moved your blu-ray drive's 'motor' is broken. Best bet is to send back to Sony and pay em. Or take the PS3 apart and try to replace the whole blu-ray drive.

If you remove the disc and notice it has moved your lens is probably dirty. This you 'can' fix yourself. First give the PS3 a GOOD cleaning. Vacuum it, blast it with a can of compressed air, vacuum again. Try disc.

Didn't work? Try a lens cleaner kit.

Didn't work? Time to get your hands dirty ... open the PS3 up (at your own risk) and clean the laser manually with pure alcohol and a q-tip. (video tutorials are on youtube.com)

Disc read errors are our main problem. It isn't some full blown epidemic but IS becoming worse by the day. My reasoning for this problem is simple: The PS3 is a dust MAGNET. I'm betting 90% of the disc read errors are cause by dust and dirt and pet hair getting in the machine and making the lens dirty or causing actual failure of the drive motor itself.

I love the PS3 and wish it didn't fail for anyone, especially this month with great titles almost here, but it happens. Happened to me on April 1st and I found out my blu-ray drive motor failed. A dirty lens I woulda fixed on my own. We really need a good blu-ray cleaner kit to come on the market in all major retail stores.

Peace PS3 fans.

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I hope this helps. Thanks and have a nice day.

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