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PS3 disc loading problem

Just recently my ps3 doesnt load n e disc i insert to play/watch .etc, i was playing GRID race driver n all of a sudden the ps3 just stop loading the disc as i changed stages waited n waited on the loading screen n just didnt load. i've tried reseting, restoring/ formatting n inserting other dvds/cds/games n it still doesnt load the disc's. can n e one help?

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  • junior714 Jun 30, 2008

    my console wont load any dvd or game thats insert into it ive tried formatting it and nothing has any one solved this problem

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Yeah, I got the same problem. One thing I saw, though, was that the disc doesn't even seem to be spinning, so it could be just the disc drive and not the laser. If that is the case, I'm not paying $150+ for getting it fixed. If this is such a common problem, why would Sony charge so much to fix it? It's just going to be a pain to back up all my game saves because they "have to erase them for 'security purposes'" after they fix it. Pain in my ***...

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I have ONE game (GT6) installed on my 12GB console. I try to load MetalGear4, and I get an issue with lack of memory to install the game. Whatever happened to just playing the frigging game from the disc? Is there a setting somewhere that I need to change?

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This is a dirty or bad bluray drive which seems to be the same as the 3 rings of death for the 360..
Buy a cd laser cleaner and try that if it does not work your laser diode is bad and a new laser is 50$ via ebay.. if you dont want to get to technical then you can buy a drive for 120ish and switch them out.

Sony will charge 150$ + to fix it other then that there is no way around it.. and I believe you need a proof of purchase to get the warranty. I really hope the cd cleaner works but if not then your stuck...

You can sell it on ebay and if its a 60gb you can get about 200 for it... then buy a like new 40gb ps3 for 300ish I have seen just consoles sell at 290 incl shipping. Best of luck!
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