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Purchased a secondhand 60gb PS3. The unit will not read discs of any sort. Is this easy to fix? Or is this a major repair?

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Hi,
I,d suggest that the laser unit, has failed or burnt out.
Could be quite an expensive fix, if the blu-ray diode has gone.
Try a laser-head cleaning disk first, if the machine recommends it.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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Will not read disk


If your PS3 won't read your disc, then try the tips below. They may help you fix your PS3.
Firstly check the actual disc that you are trying to play for scratches, smudges and dirt. If it is smudged or dirty clean it (instructions are in the PS3 user manual). In any case, try another disc in the PS3 and see if that works. If it does then most likely the cause of your problem is the disc. It may be too scratched up, from the wrong region - [many discs are locked to a certain region and will not play on a system in another region], etc.
If your PS3 will not read any disc, try turning it off and on again - Place it in standby mode (when it shows the red light) and flip the switch on the back, or if it is a slim place it in standby mode and unplug it. Wait a couple minutes and turn it back on again.
Unfortunately if that doesn't work try resetting it may fix the PS3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds until you hear 2 beeps. This will reset the PS3's settings.
If your PS3 will not read disc still then the lens may be dirty. You can fix this by getting a lens cleaner. Most electronic stores sell them. Follow the instructions on the lens cleaner.
However if your PS3 will not read disc, then you have a more major problem. In order to fix your PS3 you will either have to send your PS3 to Sony for repairs, or get a good PS3 repair guide and fix it yourself.
If your PS3 is still under warranty, then I would recommend that you send it to Sony for repairs since you will void your warranty if you open your PS3.
However if your warranty has expired, the fastest and cheapest option to get your PS3 working again is to get a good, step-by-step PS3 repair guide and repair it yourself. You see, if you were to send it to Sony, they will charge you around $150 and there will be a 4-6 week wait to get your PS3 back, or you will get a refurbished unit. Good repair guides costs downwards of $75 and offer 1 hour fixes so that you can get back to using your PS3 as quickly as possible.

Nov 02, 2013 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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A child put in a disc into my ps3 and dont know what button he mashed but now it will not read the discs.


Dear,

Your PS3 needs to be repair. You can either send it to the Sony Repair Shop or you can repair it yourself very easily.

All you have to do is to get PS3 Complete Fix Manual from HERE. It is highly cost effective and works like magic! You can repair your PS3 console from the diagrams and easy instructions given in this manual. PS3 fix guide has all major problems and their solutions covered and lets you repair your gaming console within 1.5 hours! It is easy, fast track, and most of all CHEAPER! I hope it would be helpful for you :)

May 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant put in any type of disc into the ps3. Just last night i was able to put in the disc and eject it. Its a 60gb backwards compatible ps3. Will holding the eject button for 15 seconds work? will that...


Hi addidaguy30,

Yes the disc reading problem on the PS3 is massive!

Let me run through what is going on and how you can fix it:

Cause:

It is the laser that needs readjusting in order to fix this problem. The good news is that the drive will still work as long as you readjust the laser in most cases - so you don't need to replace the drive!

Solution:

You can send it in for Repair and they will fix it for you - although this will cost about $150 in a repair bill and you can expect to wait for about 4 weeks to get your console back.

Quicker Solution:

It is possible to fix the PS3 games reading error from home because as mentioned above all you are doing is readjusting the laser.

Now if you want to go down this route check out the reviews of the top guides and see what they offer first below:

Click Here For Reviews Of The Top PS3 Repair Guides.

Hope this helps!

Mar 31, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It wont read any discs?


If your PS3 won't read your disc, then try the tips below. They may help you fix your PS3.

Firstly check the actual disc that you are trying to play for scratches, smudges and dirt. If it is smudged or dirty clean it (instructions are in the PS3 user manual). In any case, try another disc in the PS3 and see if that works. If it does then most likely the cause of your problem is the disc. It may be too scratched up, from the wrong region - [many discs are locked to a certain region and will not play on a system in another region], etc.

If your PS3 will not read any disc, try turning it off and on again - Place it in standby mode (when it shows the red light) and flip the switch on the back, or if it is a slim place it in standby mode and unplug it. Wait a couple minutes and turn it back on again.

Unfortunately if that doesn't work try resetting it may fix the PS3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds until you hear 2 beeps. This will reset the PS3's settings.

If your PS3 will not read disc still then the lens may be dirty. You can fix this by getting a lens cleaner. Most electronic stores sell them. Follow the instructions on the lens cleaner.

However if your PS3 will not read disc, then you have a more major problem. In order to fix your PS3 you will either have to send your PS3 to Sony for repairs, or get a good PS3 repair guide and fix it yourself.

If your PS3 is still under warranty, then I would recommend that you send it to Sony for repairs since you will void your warranty if you open your PS3.

However if your warranty has expired, the fastest and cheapest option to get your PS3 working again is to get a good, step-by-step PS3 repair guide and repair it yourself. You see, if you were to send it to Sony, they will charge you around $150 and there will be a 4-6 week wait to get your PS3 back, or you will get a refurbished unit. Good repair guides costs downwards of $75 and offer 1 hour fixes so that you can get back to using your PS3 as quickly as possible.

Jan 29, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My 60gb ps3 can play regular dvds and ps2 games but not any blue ray related games or movies. The blue ray movies or games will either play for a little then freeze not read the disc at all or give me an...


Okay, this is a REALLY common problem. It's more likely than not that dust is on your lens. Best bet is to buy a Laser Eye Cleaner disc and hope that fixes the problem. If not than you will have to contact sony. If your still under warranty they will fix it for free. if the warranty has expired, then they will charge you a repair fee

KEM-400AAA - Full Assembly, Single Lense Laser and Deck (20, 60, 1st gen 80gb)
KES-400AAA - Single Lense Laser Only

KEM-410ACA - Full Assembly,Double Lense Laser and Deck (40, 2nd gen 80gb)
KES-410A(KES-410ACA) - Double Lense Laser Only (40, 2nd Gen 80gb)

May 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont read discs


hi i have the same problem with my ps3 60gb i rang sony and they told me to restore it so i did but it didnt work so then they told me to do a full system restore but just as i was about to confirm it i asked will this delete all of my data and they said yes and they told me how to save all my data (over 30 games of data) onto 8gb memory stick2_bing.gif so i backed up all my data then i did a full system restore i am just waiting 3 hours. they said if it still doesent work they will send me a brand new 60gb ps3 so at the moment i want a brand new ps3 so fingers crossed mine is totally fu%&*d but i hope this helps everybody and p.s. dont try fixing this yourself because you wont ever get a 60gb again and you will have to pay a lot for a new ps3 and i might be getting a 60 gb ps3 for free :)
once i have restored it i will update you by tonight.

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Either the disc is dirty or the lens eye is dirty.

Nov 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3 60gb not reading discs


The unit needs to be cleaned out very good. Any dust build up at all and restrick the air flow and parts will start failing. If cleaning the unit and the laser doesn't work you need a new laser. $50 on eBay for a do it yourself job. But I recommend calling Sony. This is a common problem that they may fix for free. Hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read aney discs


This is a dirty or bad bluray drive which seems to be the same as the 3 rings of death for the 360..
Buy a cd laser cleaner and try that if it does not work your laser diode is bad and a new laser is 50$ via ebay.. if you dont want to get to technical then you can buy a drive for 120ish and switch them out.

Sony will charge 150$ + to fix it other then that there is no way around it.. and I believe you need a proof of purchase to get the warranty. I really hope the cd cleaner works but if not then your stuck...

You can sell it on ebay and if its a 60gb you can get about 200 for it... then buy a like new 40gb ps3 for 300ish I have seen just consoles sell at 290 incl shipping. Best of luck!
If you are happy please feel free to rate me THANKS!

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Yes they will for a minmal fee of 180$ AHAHAHAH what a joke..
no they wont fix it for free.. it is cheaper to fix it yourself.
O you have to have the original recipet to even get it fixed if its in warranty.
Anyways get a lense cleaner they do have cd lens cleaners and try that first! 10$ 5quid your saves you a bunch!

Jun 22, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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