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Ps3 wont read my disc or load my games - Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    I bought a PS3 less then three days ago and after updating my firmware via fifa 08 to 1.93 , after I while when I was playing heavenly sword it (the game) froze. then after a hard reset my PS3 suddenly stopped reading all discs including DVDs PS3 games PS2 games and data cds DVDR etc.

  • cocknose Nov 05, 2007

    Ps3 wont read or load cds or dvds

  • timothus Nov 25, 2007

    my ps3 won't load games(error 80010006) and is chopy when it plays dvds. would this be the lense?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    just bought ps3 60gb everytime i load up career on nfs prostreet console crashes n just freezes

  • stokwar Nov 25, 2007

    my games would not load or dvds wouldnt either. i reset all the system and set it all to defaulf but that didnt work. i was playin fifa 08 when it happened. just seemed like the laser inside stoped workin and wouldnt read any discs. i just brought it back to shop i got it in and they replaced it. i had it for a week. 40 gb ps3

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    Same problem here.  Had it for 4 days was playing a game when the system froze.  After hard reset the unit will not acknowledge that a game disc is even in it.  And even after holding the eject button as Sony suggests it still will not eject ... waiting for an answer from Sony.  I think it's going back but since I bought it from I probably will have to jump through some hoops first.  Blah blah blah ... come on just replace it already.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    i put my games into the playstation 3 and they just dont load nor can i acess it from the games icon in the menu

  • anotridge Dec 07, 2007

    I too bought a PS3 less than a week ago and have had the same fault with it not reading disks after I updated the Firmwire to 1.93.

    I have however spoken to Sony about this and I am told that this is a well known fairly common fault that alot of PS3 are being returned for lately.

    I was told aslong as the machine is less than 3 months old the shop you purchased it from have been told to swap the machine for a replacement. If not then Sony will repair/replace it for if you send it to them.

    They lead me to believe they think it is a fault with the new Firmwire though and not the laser...very wrong of them to slate the 360's issues when that first came out if they are hiding issues like this.

    Just wait till microsoft find out about this, Sony issuing Firmwire updates that corrupt machines, they will have a field day.

  • white_boy Dec 14, 2007

    i've had my ps3 for like 3months...........and i was playing ghost recon...........then it told me the disc had been removed from the system........while i was still playin the game!!!!!! then i tried playin another game but the system refused to read the cd or any other cd for that matter.should i buy a disc cleaner or try and replace the laser?!

  • bambacas Dec 23, 2007

    after the most recent system update, have had minor glitches ie. games freeze or wont read.
    we tried to delete unwanted demos and video trailers thinking it may be a memory issue to no avail.
    we are now attempting to back up on an external disc and restore the system
    maybe a bad update?
    any help appreciated

  • LTD188 Jun 08, 2008

    i dont understand whatwrong with my ps3

    i got it a few weeks ago and bought GTA 4 with it and it worked perfectly and still does...

    then a few days ago, i bought Devil May Cry 4. when i go to a new game, for some reason, it just goes back to the ps3 menu. what do i do?!?

  • 171282 Nov 26, 2008

    it wont read the games

  • biscuit72 Nov 27, 2008

    ps3 wont read games or bluy ray. already did system reset

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    wont read any discs.. when incerted blue light just stays blue? nothing else happens? what do i do?

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    disc icon does not show up.

  • RAYVA96 Dec 08, 2008

    yep mine's the same game's wont show up when u put them in,dvd's are the same, its the lens so i keep reading,im gutted only happened today

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem, it does the same things when i try to start up GTA4 every other game works and so!

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    boomdowg Dec 18, 2008

    My ps3 wont let me play game, the internet works just fine, but i can't play any games or movies, what is the point to have a ps3 if you can play any games, how can i fix it, please help!!

  • nelly1usmc Dec 24, 2008

    ps3 will play movies but not video games

  • robertfurmag Dec 31, 2008

    put in disc but console wont load games

  • chopper14 Jan 04, 2009

    playstation 3 will not play any games!!

  • jaiello20009 Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem I was playing burnout Paradise when all of sudden my game froze everything worked with the sound and video but my car wouldnt move lol then I ejected the disc and shut the system down for 10 mins and turned it back on now i cant get it to read my games or dvds weird how it just stopped working I know its not the hard drive cause it turns back on and reads the hard drive could someone give me some pointers sucks you spend all this money for a system and it dies a month later and you gotta put more money in to fix it!!!

    Well I hope someone can give me some pointers.


  • patt_ers_on Jan 15, 2009

    i insert my ps3 games and it doesnt show up under games or anything it doesnt even go straight to the game

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    game not spinning when in console.

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Pick up a hammer , lean over ur ps3 , pick it up in 1 hand and throw it up and smash it with the hammer. vowla, it works!!!

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This is for all the people whose PS3 wont load any sort of disc or if the Disc spinning icon doesnt go away on the GUI onscreen.
As you can see I posted the problem here about 13 months ago , well long story short , the Disc drive's lens apparently shorted out and had to be replaced , cost me about $100 this was a year ago , may be cheaper now.

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I bought a new lense assb. still dont work

Posted on Nov 17, 2009


Just make sure there is no dust in the system, give it a good clean it worked for me.

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How can i download games to my ps3?
it is will i start to put games??
is there any software i need to download to read my games?
iwhat software is that??

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Same happened to me two days ago. took it back to the store i bought it from and they replaced with a new machine. Its probably the best option!

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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Hi BlackRealist,


This is real Sir.  You may have a dirty laser inside your Blue ray drive.  Get you the best Cleaner you can find from Gamestop or other place like Best buy or Cicuit City.  Try using those to clean the laser with out disassembling your PS3.  The Blue Ray drive is very complicated.  If your disassemble the Blue Ray drive to clean the laser, you may never be successfull at Reassembly.

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