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Why is my ps3 only reading certain games and even then it takes a long time to load r dosent even load at all

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Hi mel,

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!

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I had this issue with my playstation before, it is most likely the lens, or the bluray laser. I would guess your bluray laser burnt out. Bluray lasers are stronger than normal dvd lasers, and have a tendencey to burn out more often. There are online guides to buying a new laser opening your playstation and replacing the laser (this will void your warranty) or you can call playstation and they will fix it or send you a new one. If you still have a warranty they will replace it for free, if not then you will have to pay a fee. ( I had to pay 80$) Its worth having an expert fix it. I would reccomend you do this or pay a little more to upgrade to a more recent model.
Hope I could help, Sean

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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