Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
The disc reading problem is quite a common one!
It is caused by the laser coming away from the drive and you need to readjust the laser to get it to work.
Sounds bad but at least the drive is not broken JUST the laser needs readjusting.
Now let us look at how you can fix this:
The normal way to fix this is to send it in and they will do the work for you at the factory. However it will cost about $150 and also you will have to wait about 4 weeks.
If you do not play on your PS3 that much this may be the best solution for you.
Solution 2: For A Faster Fix
If you want the games reading problem fixed quickly then you should check out some good PS3 Repair guides.
They normally include videos showing you how to readjust the laser - it takes about 20 mins.
Make sure you check out the full reviews below so you can fix a good one!
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Hope this helps and if so please leave a comment or if you have any questions let me know?
Posted on Mar 29, 2011
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In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.
The main motor will not work in some cases as unless the tracks are read the drive motor will not work with signal from the processor.
Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If there is no result then watch if the CD spins or tries to spin. If so the board seems to work unless a test is taken on the main board but the possibility of a defective optical head can be the suspected fault.
If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board
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