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PS3 laser Problem

60g PS3 will not play any blu ray dvd or games. Tried several movies and games with same result. Works fine with cd's and non blu ray movies. Just replaced the complete laser assembly and the PS3 still will not recognize any blu ray dvd or blu ray game. Looking to fix myself. PS3 is out of warranty. I do not want to send to Sony.



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  • puffkiki Jul 20, 2008

    same here our blue ray discs and ps3 games dont work

  • dguay Dec 25, 2008

    I replaced laser, new laser starts to spin then stops. What could be causing this.

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It sounds like you bought a defective laser or it is the chip on your "sister board". There is a chip on the circuit board thats on the bottom of the Blu-Ray drive and it has a silver rectangle on it. Some say that that chip is going bad on some machines. I have repaird 60+ PS3's this year and I haven't had this happen to me yet though. I would suggest trying another laser, then if that doesn't work try a "sister board" from the same model of PS3. I'm still not possitive if that is a possible solution though. The "sister board" is supposedly keyed to only work with the mother board it came with. Well, I hope this helps. Good luck!!

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My ps3 wont load any of my games but still plays my dvds


First off, have you tried playing Blu-Ray movies/games instead of DVD's?
If you have and only the DVD's work then it sounds like the "blu ray" part of the drive has died.

In the PS3 blu ray drive there is a lens for blu ray movies/games and a seperate one for dvd/cd's. Sounds like the blu ray lens one broke.
The cost for repair of this $150 dollars if not under warranty.
Now before calling sony try this.
  1. Update your firmware (if you aren't running the latest already). Yup, this overwrites some of system software that may have been corrupted.

  2. First, back up your game saves, and any music you have on your HDD. Format the PS3! Yup, again this fixes corrupted files on the HDD by forcing the PS3 to rewrite them.

  3. Buy a Blu-Ray cleaner and try it.

Sadly if these don't work, you will need to give Sony a call, and have that coffin mailed your way.

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My ps3 turns on and off ok, plays movies off the hard drive and will play ps3 games but has suddenly stopped playing movies ( dvd & blu ray ) it recognises the disc and goes to play it but the screen...


That is actually a poor conclusion. There are three different lasers, one for blu-ray, one DVD and one for CD games all in one holder inside. It certainly CAN be the laser. The description id the DVD/Blu-ray part is having focus problems. Contact Sony for a service center that can install a new drive (It needs to be calibrated on install)

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hold the power button down when it is red till you hear the quick beeps then select the file restore. this is a diagnostics screen...you may have to hold the power button in for several seconds....does your ps3 work on a non hidef tv?

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My ps3 has just started to stop playing blu ray films after 20min


the laser is starting to go bad in the dvd drive. It takes more power for the drives laser to read and play a blu ray movie then it does to play a dvd game.

You can either replace the laser if you have the technical knowledge to take the dvd drive apart, or just replace the drive. You can usually find either one on ebay.


Aug 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 plays cds and movies, but doesn't play any games what is the problem? PLZ HELP!?!


You will need to replace the laser in the blu-ray drive. To help you understand what is wrong the blu-ray laser works off of 3 wavelengths. One is for CD, one for DVD, and one for Blu-ray games or movies. When they start to wear out they will stop playing games and sometimes they will play some games sometimes none. Since they do have different wavelengths and different nodes on the diode it is possible to have a laser that will play CD's and DVD's but not blu-ray.

So basically you need a new laser. You can do that by going on eBay and purchasing a new laser. I also offer laser replacement for 100 dollars parts and labor. My email is ced70@hotmail.com if you are interested.

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Isnt reading games


it Depends on the model but usually this happens because of dust or dirt on the lens so a cleaner may help. although if that doesn't work it means the laser has gone bad, which is a common problem with ps3's. Some newer models of ps3 have dual lasers so if the blu-ray laser fails you wont be able to play blu -ray disc (games, movies) but the other laser will still read dvds (non blu ray) and cds

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My PS3 now will not play PS3 games but still plays PS2 games


You're blu-ray drive has partially died. It's a three part laser (cd, dvd, blu-ray). The most important part of yours has died that's why you can still play dvd and PS2 games because they use the dvd laser and not the blu-ray.

Check out my common problem and easy repair guide here:

http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

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Ps3 60G What error can be when you take movies but not games


The blu-ray portion of your laser went out. There are three parts ( cd / dvd / blu-ray) You can still play movies because that part of the laser is still working.

Check out my common PS3 problem and repair guide.

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Check for scratches on the game disc.

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