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PS3 will not load any games or DVDs - PS3 is fine in itself, ie picture and sound quality ok - but just wont load any disks. PS3 is 7 months old.

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Lent need to clear or need o buy a new one

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Change your drive yar it has internal problem d lensc must b worn out or deam

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Ps3 will not play games either old or new. Game will not start. DVDs play fine and no other issues. Have tried updating system but didn't work.


I had the same problem with mine! Unfortuanly I just sent it in they said it was somthing wrong with the lazer that reads the game disks!

Dec 27, 2012 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disk read Error - how to fix


Hi there

The disk read error for the PS3 is quite common and can be fixed.

What is the Disk read error?

ok so you know when have this problem when you place your Game/dvd/blueray/cd into your ps3 and you can here it loading but nothing comes up or you get the disk read error message, Sometimes there is no loading sounds and nothing happens.

The Causes

unfortunatley there are several causes to this one,

It could be the lens that needs cleaning,

It could be the Disk Drive that needs re-aligning as described in the Yellow light of death and the red flashing light tips about the Chips inside over heating, this can cause the motherboard to arch and slightly taking the disk drive out of sync.

It could be the laser that needs re-aligning

The Solutions

Solution 1
Ok so you can send the console off to sony they will collect it, repair it and send it back, this will usually cost you $150

Solution 2
My favourite solution is the PS3 repair guide, you can fix the problem within the hour, costs are below $40 and you don't need to be technical at all.

solution 3
Buy a new PS3 console over $200 this is the last resort.

What is PS3 repair guide

Ok so this is how i learned so much about PS3 and got me into the job today of fixing PS3's

The basic PS3 repair guide: is a high quality Pictured ebook, with the most basic step by step instructions that will fix your PS3

A good PS3 repair guide: This will contain the above mentioned and will also have a website which you can get 24/7 tech suppot to help with the fix, A forum with over 60,000 user's who have been in you position and can help you. Also some have great step by step video's.

The PS3 repair guide Comparison site

Ok i want to introduce the PS3 Problems gone Website this will be pivital in helping you choose the best repair guide, to get the best head start in fixing your PS3 you need to see the best repair guides on the Web today.

Conclusion

Ok so get your ps3 fixed get back to gaming and if anything else happens to fail you have your back up with the PS3 repair guide as its your's for life.

Good luck and happy gaming

on Jun 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont load games r dvds


Mine too!, common problem, very low quality blu-ray drives, its a case of buying a new drive and fitting it yourself or a new PS3 unless its under warranty.

May 01, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont read any disk compatible with the ps3


My PS3 stopped reading my PS3 games last month, but it was still able to read DVDs. I looked it up online and learned that it usually happens when you smoke a lot around your PS3 while it is running and a film builds up on your blu-ray lens. I followed this YouTube video and had it playing my games again fine. Hope this helps.

Mar 14, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My PS3 will play PS3 games sometimes. It quit


sounds like a dead Laser they are a dual laser will read DVDs n CDs but wont read Blueray movies or PS3 games Laser might need replacing

Oct 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Games dont run


I had the same problem, dvds, audio disks, and even blu-rays don't tax the processing power of the system like games do... I ended up sending it in for repairs, it was out of warrantee, so it cost me about $150.

The good thing is that that turnaround time is FAST!

Good luck,
Scott

Feb 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Not reading disks/dvds


Hi there, this is very likely your optical drive that died. Same thing happened to me last month. It first started with the game freezing in the middle of the action or when it was loading after a mission. then it simply stop loading games or blue ray.

Since I was out of the warranty by 2 months, I unfortunately had to pay for repair ($169). Sony will send you a special box to ship your PS3 to their repair centre - should take about 1.5 weeks before getting it back. If your PS3 is still under warranty, you should not have to pay for repair...unless they find out that unit was abused or very dirty. Considering the special box they send to protect your console, usage of Purolator or UPS courrier etc. it is not "too bad" of a price to pay to get it fixed...instead of buying a new one at $500...

They have changed my optical drive and it's now working fine (but for how long??). Looks like this problem was happening a lot to older version of PS3 (purchased end of 2007 in my case, 40G version).

Hope this helps!

Feb 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Got picture no sound on games only


Check the audio settings on PS3 and make sure they are set to what audio source you are using. If not that make sure those inputs work with other devices. If not that then the sound card has gone out and the soon the video car will go out.... :(

Jan 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont load games up


I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu. I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or Movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
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.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Nov 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 won't play my ps3 disks or movies


sounds like the blu ray diode is burnt.
Send it to Sony for warranty replacement

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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