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It wont recognize any disc at all or just some disc?

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PS3 does not read the discs....


Here's two previous posts with similar problems..

This problem does not mean a disk drive2_bing.gif has broke 90% of the time, the most common issue is the ps32_bing.gif files being corrupt. To solve this problem firstly back up the data on your ps3. Go to system settings> backup and follow the appropriate settings,i advise using a usb stick or hard drive to back up your data.
Secondly under system settings go to restore ps3 and follow instructions. This will erase all the data on your ps3 and restore it to its factory default, this will restore all the original ps3 files, it will basically install the ps3 OS again.
After re- installing the ps3 install the latest updates and try your disk again.
If your ps3 now recognizes a disk go back to system setting> backup, select restore previous back up and all your saved data will be imported from the hard disk. Sony2_bing.gif does state that not all saved data can be imported e.g.copy righted content, however i faced no problems and was able to access all saved data including saved games2_bing.gif when restoring.
If this solution does not work contact song for further assistance, if this solution does not work it is likely to be hardware support, usually the lens that reads the disk, sony will instruct you on who to contact to repair the fault machine. When out of warranty their is usually a cost unless it is recognized manufacturing fault.
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I have the now famouss problem myself and reading about it made me realise that there are a lot of people living this hell. I want to make an official list of player having this problem to see the magnitude of it.

The problem beiing: You played mw2 (or another game) with the latess update installed on your ps3 and at some point it froze. tried pressing the PS button but nothing happened. You had to hold the power button to reset it or resolve to switch the back switch off/on. Only to get this same problem over and over again. you can t play blu ray2_bing.gif on your ps3 and/or get the error 80010514. from time to time it will play those blu ray only to start the whole problem again.

your blu ray lens is not dead.. the problem seems to come from another part. It could be a corrupted SOFTWARE/FIRMWARE caused by Sony's 'Online' Updates.

follow this link to know more about it:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=4284886

Apr 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Very important thing to know about PS3


every time you face a software problem with your PS3, always FORMAT your PS3 you will only lose your saved game but NOT the achievements, its so easy to perform, format it and use FULL format(Custom) NOT easy format after that you will face almost no problems at all, keep in mind that all the PS3 update will NOT be removed you will find that you still have the latest updates but you will have to re-update you games if they have any updates for them like COD MW2, also you have to know that PS3 Operating System is not located on the Hard Disk so if you have a damaged Hard Disk and you cant access you PS3 because of that you can easily remove the Hard Disk from the back of your PS3 and buy brand new laptop Hard Disk with any size you want so if you have 40GB you can easily change it to 120GB with no troubles and with no concerns wither your PS3 is ganna start all over again or not :) i hope that i was helpful to you guys have fun with your AWESOME PS3 and long live PS3 :)))) cheers for that

on Jan 07, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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Not recognizing disc


Here's two previous posts with similar problems..

This problem does not mean a disk drive has broke 90% of the time, the most common issue is the ps3 files being corrupt. To solve this problem firstly back up the data on your ps3. Go to system settings> backup and follow the appropriate settings,i advise using a usb stick or hard drive to back up your data.
Secondly under system settings go to restore ps3 and follow instructions. This will erase all the data on your ps3 and restore it to its factory default, this will restore all the original ps3 files, it will basically install the ps3 OS again.
After re- installing the ps3 install the latest updates and try your disk again.
If your ps3 now recognizes a disk go back to system setting> backup, select restore previous back up and all your saved data will be imported from the hard disk. Sony does state that not all saved data can be imported e.g.copy righted content, however i faced no problems and was able to access all saved data including saved games when restoring.
If this solution does not work contact song for further assistance, if this solution does not work it is likely to be hardware support, usually the lens that reads the disk, sony will instruct you on who to contact to repair the fault machine. When out of warranty their is usually a cost unless it is recognized manufacturing fault.
___________________________________________________

I have the now famouss problem myself and reading about it made me realise that there are a lot of people living this hell. I want to make an official list of player having this problem to see the magnitude of it.

The problem beiing: You played mw2 (or another game) with the latess update installed on your ps3 and at some point it froze. tried pressing the PS button but nothing happened. You had to hold the power button to reset it or resolve to switch the back switch off/on. Only to get this same problem over and over again. you can t play blu ray on your ps3 and/or get the error 80010514. from time to time it will play those blu ray only to start the whole problem again.

your blu ray lens is not dead.. the problem seems to come from another part. It could be a corrupted SOFTWARE/FIRMWARE caused by Sony's 'Online' Updates.

follow this link to know more about it:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=4284886

Apr 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 doesn't recognize Games or Blue-Ray Movies


Laser needs to be replaced. 95% of the time.

You can try: updating firmware
restoring system, and cleaning the laser lens with a q-tip

It almost never works, but you can try.

Jun 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Hi,i make formar the ps3 disk and i put windows xp on it.now i open the ps3 and say to me :no applicable update was found.insert storage media that contains update data of version 2.41 or later,and press...


download the file from the link below. put it on a USB stick.  If the error still comes up, please specify exactly what the error says.
http://duk01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/uk/2009_0121_043067d8624040f9f3f1a8dc2e662bce/PS3UPDAT.PUP

Apr 01, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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While playing COD4 the game froze on me and then the screen went black. won't recognize any games but will still play movies and access the browser. when i finally got it to read a disk it gave me an error...


I'd try, firmware update and a system restore, but if that doesn't work it's probably:

A Sony defect with the blu-ray lasers. They only last 1-3 years with average use. If your PS3 is less than a year old and you still have the original receipt Sony will repair the problem for free. Otherwise they're going to charge you $150 for the repair. You can reach them at: 1-800-345-SONY

Unless you have a technical background in electronics there's nothing I would suggest doing. A firmware update and or CD /DVD cleaner disk will do nothing for your problem. I've fixed more than 100 PS3's with this exact problem so I know exactly what I'm talking about.

Feb 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi, I got my ps3 about 2 weeks and it worked fine until last night. It's not recognizing and loading any sort of cd I'm putting in, whether it be a game or dvd.I think my kid may have changed some settings...


A PS3 dose not have settings affecting the performance. Your PS3 should still be under warrenty, so if it dosn't work, just take it back and get a new one. If you want and your willing to take the risk, you can.
Take the system apart and wipe off the lense that scans the cds, or you could just if the system can't read any disks, then connect it to the internet and look for the latest updates, and you could do this by going into the "System Update" program.

Oct 11, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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PS3 won't recognize disks after update


You can back up ANYTHING you wish to keep via the backup utility what I'm about to tell you to do will essentially erase your harddrive. After backing up any data you wish to keep, restore your PS3 system and to a FULL ( not quick ) format of your harddrive ( this will probably take a couple of hours ). After that, if it still doesn't work call SONY.

Hope that helps..........

Aug 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Freezing


for freezing problems... try to move your system away from areas that are often hot, blocking the vents, or blocking air movement. the main culprit for freezing issues is over heating. if your system becomes too hot it will flash green and red where your power button is. so if your having trouble with that problem follow those steps.

Jul 14, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 doesn't recognize disks anymore


Guys just an update really. I took my machine back to the videogame store i bought it from ( Gamestation). They just gave me a replacement machine on the spot. They told me mine was the first PS3 they ahve recieved back since launch, and was going to send it to Sony to look at.

Nov 01, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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