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My playstation 3 system keeps trying to read the disk but does not show the icon i have tried restoring the system cleaning the lens with a cd lens cleaner please help

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I am assuming you are saying that either your PS3 is unable to read the disk when you pop it into the console, or it's constantly reading it while you are playing the game. If neither of these resemble what is happening, press and hold the power button on your PS3 for about ten seconds. When it beeps a couple of times, release it.
First off, restoring the PS3 and reformatting the Hard Drive are two different things. If restoring the PS3 didn't work, you can always try reformatting. You will lose all your saved states but it could fix your problem.
If it's just trying to read your disk when you're playing a game, this is common. You'll likely see the HDD indicator lighting up several times while you are playing a game. The days of looking for a save point are over. Your game will always be sending information to the HDD when you pass certain checkpoints or areas of interest so that should you get a Game Over, you can resume from the last checkpoint.

Beyond that, I would call SCEA (1-800-345-7669) as it could be a defected piece of hardware. Maybe you covered the air vents with something and it got too hot.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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Hello,

The problem is that the lens of your ps3 is either dirty or weak that it can no longer read any disc, i advice that you get a lens cleaner to clean the lens of your game, if after cleaning, problem persist, replace the lens on your ps3 so that your ps3 can continue to function as it use to function before.

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Hello,

The problem is that the lens of your ps3 is either dirty or weak that it can no longer read any disc, i advice that you get a lens cleaner to clean the lens of your game, if after cleaning, problem persist, replace the lens on your ps3 so that your ps3 can continue to function as it use to function before.

Replace the lens on your ps3 and you will see that it will start reading discs.
You can also try the below procedure,

1. Turn off Playstation®3.
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3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
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I have posted compatability charts, etc. numerous times on here, lookem up.

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The first thing to try would be a lens cleaning disc. The laser could be dusty preventing it from being able to read the disc.

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