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Won't read any disc

My ps3 wont read any disc. no game no dvd's the loading icon just stays on. what should i do?

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  • jslewis2 Jul 15, 2008

    I am having the same problem, this just started after updating to 2.41. Please help.

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I switched the blu ray with a diff blu ray and it still doesnt work

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

You need a new laser. I have repaired several of these (about 20) with the same problem, wont read discs. The laser can be purchased for $50 online, try ebay.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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My ps3 wont play blu ray movies or games but cds and dvds work fine


The Blu Ray Diode fried when you shut the power switch on in the back. The PS3 uses 2 different lasers to read disks. One for standard dvd's and cd's and one for Blu Ray. The only way to fix your PS3 is to replace the Blue Ray Diode or laser lens. I would recommend paying the $150 bucks to have sony replace unless you know something about Diodes and lasers.
If you hold down the eject button for 10 seconds it will reset your laser and then you should be able to shut the power down in back safetly.
Formatting and or resetting the hard drive won't do a thing if your diode is fried.
I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game.

Check What Resolution You Have Saved On the PS3 Maybe When It goes Blu-Ray Its To High Res For The Standard TV..
if you felt i have spent my time to help you... a very helpful rating is appreciated for answering ur query...
regards iversh

Aug 18, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles

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Ps3 wont read any game/dvd


there is nothing you can do yourself. the ps3 BD drive is bad and needs to be replaced. your only choice is to replace the drive yourself or call sony.

also are you able to play games from the hard drive? if so your BD drive is defective.

May 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read any game/dvd


ur disc reader is faulty/broke a quick way 2 get you back on games/ dvds go onto a demo or if you dont have download 1 via ps store and go onto it 1s ur on it press the ps button on your controller and the disc icon should be there now click onit and say yes 2 quit demo and ur sorted u will have 2 do this every time

May 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read blue ray discs but will read dvd


sounds like the blue ray lens fried, u should be able to find one on ebay or craigs list not hard to put in

May 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read any game/dvd


How old is your PS3?
Not loading 1 particular disc or all disc?

Assuming you PS3 starts up into the console screen, and fairly used, it might be time to replace the lens.

May 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't load any games


You can take a can of air and blow it into the drive. There could be dust or dirt on the laser.

If that doesn't work then its either going to be a bad laser in the dvd drive or main board inside of the dvd drive that is bad. You can order replacement lasers for your ps3 dvd drive on Ebay or you can replace the whole drive as well and find those on Ebay.


May 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 doesnt read games


your laser had stopped reading games and most likely bluray movies also sometimes they still read regular dvd's and music cd's sometimes non of then but I can guaranty is your laser you need to know what model you have because there is 2 different types of lasers for ps3 and you can install the laser your self or have someone do it for you we are a ps3 specialist we carry all major ps3 parts and accessories but if you can find somebody locally is better for you

Apr 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't load any disc


Try using other discs, like movies, blu-rays, or a dvd. If those don't work, there is a problem with your disc drive and it will need to be sent in for repairs.

Jan 30, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't load any games


if it wont load your icons and freezes before your xmb, put it into safemode and try restoring the filing system. to get it into safemode...

hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.

once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.

after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)

Mar 11, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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