I have to manually put a disc in so the system can read it. when starting up it does not read the disc and no icon for the disc appears. also, it has been freezing alot during game play. when trying to move from game play to reading messages in my inbox everything just freezes up. when turning off the system it takes atleast 30 seconds to turn off and makes TWO beeping noises b4 shutting down. WHATS UP ? somebody help b4 i toss this thing out of the window. thanks
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looks like the disc drive driver issue ... not recognizing the disc drive... remember that the playstation is a computer. When troubleshooting the Sony treat it as a computer. Might need to replace the disc drive.
unfortunately sounds like your laser is shot. if the disc inserted icon is showing yet no discs will be recognized in there relevent places on the xmb then i'm afraid your laser is most definatley...to put it technically...caput. if you have warranty use it immediatley.
I have the same problem. My PS3 stopped reading any bluray discs. The spinning circle in the top right corner will come on for a few seconds when a disc is inserted, but then nothing. I found a work-around to get it to read discs though. You have to have a bluray disc in the drive (game or movie) and start a downloaded game or Playstation Home. Once the game or Home loads, hit the PS button on the controller. The crossbar menu will pull up and you will notice the disc icon will (magically) pop up. Click the quit game icon. Once you are out of the downloaded game or Home the disc icon will still be there. You can then load the game or disc. The icon will remain there until you eject the disc, so you will have to repeat this every time you want to load a game. Although this is a workaround to prevent Sony from gouging you for $150+, this is still not a fix. A fix would be for Sony to admit they have a money making firmware problem and fix it. This fix will only work if you don't have an actual hardware failure (which I apparently don't). I think a class action lawsuit is in order for everyone that has this problem and especially for those who have shelled out the money to fix something that is firmware related. I'm sure Sony will only fix the firmware to make this workaround not work anymore so as not to lose their little cash flow scheme.
if it wont load your icons and freezes before your xmb, put it into safemode and try restoring the filing system. to get it into safemode...
hold down the power button while the console is in standby. the light will go from red to green.it will beep once flash green beep again, and then beep a third time. after the third beep the light will turn red.
once the light is red, take your finger off the power button and place it back on the power button. the light will go from red to green, beep once flash and then beep twice quickly. after it does the double beep, take your finge roff. the light will stay green and you'll get a screen asking you to connect the controller.
after connecting the controller, try option 3, or whichever option is restore filing system. this can possibly correct media loading and will 95% of the time fix the console when it freezes before loading up your icons(the xmb)