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My ps3 stopped reading all disc games movie cd's how do i fix this

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Hi,

This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is most often caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer 'see' or read the game disk properly.

The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.


The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.

For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.

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Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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mine would read disks but like in the middle of the game the stuoid game would freez

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You can back up ANYTHING you wish to keep via the backup utility what I'm about to tell you to do will essentially erase your harddrive. After backing up any data you wish to keep, restore your PS3 system and to a FULL ( not quick ) format of your harddrive ( this will probably take a couple of hours ). After that, if it still doesn't work call SONY.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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Replace the lens unit (KES-400 AAA).
For fflam , it sounds like the youd disk mechanism is misaligned.
Try to find a unit of ebay that is has a defective lens and replace it with your lens.

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Same problem. It won't read games but reads everything else fine.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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You may have dust on the Blu-ray lens. The lens has 3 different wavelengths, one for games and bluray cds, one for cds and one for movies. The best thing to do is to use a disc cleaner which you can buy down at your local electronics store. The cd contains small brushes which clean the len of dust and dirt. Also try removing as much dust of your unit as possible as playstation 3 consoles are dust magnets.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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