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Ps3 read errors

Please can some help with my problem. ps3 will not read game disc but will play dvd films and music cd

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    console plays ps2 games, but not ps3 games

    This machine does not recognize the game cd is in his bally....

  • tony82 Nov 06, 2007

    disc error on all games

  • bunny17 Nov 07, 2007

    My PS3 will read movies but will not read games. Any solutions? Thanks

  • Pitbullist Nov 22, 2007

    PS3 recognizes and reads Cds, DVDs, PS2 games, etc. But not PS3 games or Blu-ray movies... Could it have something to do with the firmware or is it only hardware issues (Blu-ray lense)?

  • zuno21 Dec 13, 2007

    I was playing Call of Duty on late night until the game just stopped (screen turned black). Because it was late, I simply shut it off. Since then, the ps3 will not play/read/recognize any ps3 games. However, it plays movies, demos, and ps2 game, but NOT ps3 games.

    I restored the ps3 to it's original state, but still no progress. I purchased my ps3 less than 2 months ago.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    my ps3 is 1 month old, was working fine but now it won't read ps3 games only ps2

    please help

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    stupid thing freezes and i can't even turn it off with controller so I switch the back off. then i turn it back on and it wont recognize game discs. its on the floor in an open location, i dunno whats wrong with it.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    well, i was playing and turned it off. about 2 hours later i turn the ps3 and the game just wont read, the icon on the upper right corner apears on loading but it wont recognize it.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    conan game froze,...turned system off, now it wont play 2 out of 3 ps3 games. will play ps2 games but, except es4,wont read ps3 games?

  • RO NAN Jan 25, 2008

    my ps3 stopped readin games and dvds 2 days ago. can go on network no problem but thats it. on hold, on sony helpline, for 30 mins now. should i bring it back to the place i bought it or straight to sony?

    i read on other forums that its a problem with version 2.01

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    I was watching a Blu ray movie which froze on screen repeatedly. Since this it no longer recognises game discs. It does however recognise blu-ray film discs!! Grrrr!

    Going to return it to retailer (not Sony) as my contract is with them.

  • Gibsonpro Feb 07, 2008

    my Ps3 wont play anything ,I got it two months ago any solutions would be great

  • jrl93 Feb 18, 2008

    My PS3 console recently stopped recognizing ps3 game discs.

    The blue light on the console seems to recognize a disc but the icon does not appear on the screen.

    PS2 games and dvd's work fine.

    Using software V. 1.94

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    This same situation happened to me. The first time I returned the system. Solution is easy. Hold down the on/off button (blue/green light) on the right front of the console for about 10 secs until it beeps. This will reset the the system but will keep all of your network selections in tact. Nothing on your hard disk will be changed. You may need to answer some resolution questions, but that is the fix.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    The Best way to fix a problem like this is to use a PS3 Repair Guide.

    You can find a good one here:

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    The ps3 will not read any of the disc I put in.

  • macbx_jfc Jan 23, 2009

    It does not read the game but it does read DVDs...


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What if you have no receipt and the warranty is already up and the ps3 wont read any games, movies, or etc. What should I do?

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MOst of the probs I have seen have been after one of the new version upgrades mine crahed IMMEDIATELY after uploading the updates from Assassins Creed. I have heard tons about this happening immediately after updating w/ other versions. So I will beware when I have to update in the future.

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Its a problem with the latest download update. sorry to say but its a job for sony as long as its still under warranty. just phone them up explain the probs your having and they will send you a new (normally reconditioned) unit out. sony's replacement service is very good.

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There is a fault with the laser unit in the PS3. This is similar to the PS2 DRE problems and usually replacing the laser fixes it.


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