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PS3 won't recognize disks after update

At first it stopped reading Blu-ray Discs, but it was reading video games. I installed the latest firmware updates and it stopped recognizing all disks, altogether -- DVDs, PS3 games, Blu-ray movies, etc.

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  • claygordy22 Sep 01, 2008

    playstation3 will not load any cds its like the disk drive is not spinning

  • anjie79 Dec 07, 2008

    Recently updated and now my ps3 wont read any DVD blu-ray or game. It does not seem that the disk is even spinning.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    my playstation 3 will not recognise any disks at all

  • AjentOrange Feb 08, 2009

    After Latest update, my PS3 freezes when playing BD and won't load games.  Sometimes the disk is recognized, other times it isn't.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    After updating to ver 2.60, the console won't read any disk, be it game or blue ray movie. It keep searching but no result.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same problem......

    Please Help

  • orangejedi Apr 02, 2009

    I had no trouble with my ps3 until i installed the 2.60 update, and now discs will rarely load, and if they do, the game will freeze and i'll have to force-shutdown the system.

    Other forums have LOTS of people who report this exact same issue.



  • eshoody Apr 02, 2009

    When will it quit being legal for these crooks to sell expensive items that consistently stop working.  Sony and Apple computers (which funny enough I switched to because I got tired of this with Windows!) are regular thorns in my side.   I am tired of things not working!  Tired of returning and looking online for solutions, spending more time fussing with something than enjoying it.  I have this same problem.  My PS3 just quit playing Blue Ray discs.  Games are still working for now.   All BR that I put in the console are now bringing up an "invalid disc" response.  I just felt like complaining.  Someone should arrest these people responsible!

  • Parker_mufc Apr 02, 2009

    i have the same problem...it wont read any type of disks.

  • da remsta Apr 12, 2009

    my ps3 was working fine , except the next day i used it -it wouldnt read any of my games

  • da remsta Apr 12, 2009

    does anyone know how to fix the bloody thing



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The same thing happened to me, but if you ps3 has expired its warranty open it up and clean the lens thats what i did and now it works.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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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..........

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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For the player to work perfectly the lens needs to be clean. One piece of dirt can cripple your PS3 and end up with your PS3 not playing games. This dirt needs to be cleaned off the lens occasionally to avoid you having ps3 problems loading games.

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