Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Check the game disc/discs. If possible, confirm the disc actually works (Try it in another PS3, for example).
Restart the PS3. Then shut down the PS3, unplug it from the outlet then plug it back in (surprisingly this is different than just restarting/shutting down).
Who knows, maybe it's a firmware thing. Update your system to make sure. Go to XMB > Settings > System Update and run it.
And now we get into the scary, probable (and sometimes guaranteed) data-loss solutions. I would suggest backing up your data. Use the Backup Utility (XMB > Settings > System Settings > Backup Utility) to store everything. You can then restore all your data once you fix the issue.
With your data backed up, try the different options in Safe Mode. This link will show you how to access it. Try options 2, 3, 4 and 5, in that order, and see if it's reading discs in between each one. Anything after 2 will delete your data; thus the need to make a backup.
Still no luck? Unfortunately this you're probably going to have to send your console in for repair. Sony provides a form on their website to request a repair; here's a link. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe). The worst part about this option is they take forever; you won't see your console again (or it's replacement) for at least a month, more likely two.
Hope this helps you get it working soon!
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
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