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My Ps3 will play and work fine with everything, It can play movies (dvd & Blu-Ray) and I can even download a demo from the store and play that, but it wont play and of my ps3 game discs.

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Unfortunately this same issue happened to me as well, and I had to send my PS3 in for repair. But maybe what I was told to do will work for you! Here's what I was told.

You're going to want to backup everything on your PS3. The Backup Utility can be found in the System Settings Menu on the Settings Menu on the XMB menu (XMB > Settings > System Settings). More info on how to backup your information can be found on the Playstation website, found here.

Next you'll want to restore your PS3 to it's default/factory settings. It's also found in the Settings Menu on the XMB, labelled "Restore Default Settings." Just follow the on-screen instructions.

Once it's restored, see if the problem is fixed. If it is, congrats! Just use the Backup Utility to restore all of your backed up data.

If not, either try the online Knowledge Center or send in your PS3 for repair (if it's under warranty, it's free!)

Hope it all works out! If you send in your PS3 they won't send you won't get it back for almost a month...

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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SOURCE: PS3 laser Problem

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!!

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

SOURCE: PS3 wont play blu ray or PS3 GAMES

Certainlyit's a problem with your blu-ray reader and, if it'snotcoveredby warranty, unfortunatelly you will need to buy a new one(youcan findcheap ones in eBay =])
Please, try the following:

  • Reupdating your system firmware via USB Device (download the update from Playstation Website)
  • Restoring your system (don't forget to backup all your important files !!)
if this doesn't work ,contactSony support centre for possible hardware issues checking.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

benwabnick
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SOURCE: my 60gb ps3 stopped reading all discs

Take a can of air and gently blow some into the drive. This will make sure there is not dust or dirt on the laser.

If this doesn't solve the problem then that means the drive is bad and would need to be replaced.


Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 wont play blue ray or PS3 game discs

Please check the region code on the BD or DVD. It should match the region code set in the system. Otherwise the disc will not play

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: won't play ps3 games or blu-ray

lasers not workin properly. try and give it a clean but if not your gunna ave to stump up about 50 quid for a new one. use this video for cleaning it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSYYmYXgVl0 and while you have the drive open you might want to do this test on your laser to check if its working ok :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2_j6P82O8Y
obviously dont bother with this if your consoles got warranty hope this helps

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Certainlyit's a problem with your blu-ray reader and, if it'snotcoveredby warranty, unfortunatelly you will need to buy a new one(youcan findcheap ones in eBay =])
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