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My blu-ray drive to my ps3 doesn't work. I've done a system restore and formated it. It plays DVD's but not blu-ray discs. Please help!

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Ive talked to sony and they aranenged a pick up in 2 days on time its pretty easy.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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Back to sony im afraid matey, call sony support they willarrange to pick it up and return it, or you could return it to the store you got it from if off the high street

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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When I insert a DVD to play it is choppy, it freezes then unfreezes every half second or so. The audio isn't affected at all, just the video. Games or Blu rays will not even play, they say invalid disc...


40GB and 60GB 1st Gen PS3 consoles are notorious for faults with the Blu-ray lens. With your warranty more than likely expired you will not get a replacement. With no support offered for older versions either I suggest buying a newer 'slimline' version. Bigger hard drive, support offered and more reliable.

Sep 18, 2013 | Sony PS3 PlayStation 3 Game Console 40gb

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I put in a blu ray disc but it is not playing in any media player and the disc drives do not recognise that a disc has been entered


Unless the drive in your laptop is a blu-ray drive, it won't recognize a blu-ray disc. A blu-ray drive can recognize and play a regular DVD, but it doesn't work the other way around.

If your computer is indeed fitted with a blu-ray drive, the laser lens may need cleaning. On a laptop, you usually have clear access to the lens with the tray open, so you can try cleaning it with a cotton swab moistened with lens cleaner. Or the disc itself may have a problem. Try another disc and see if the trouble continues.

If the computer doesn't have a blu-ray drive and you will frequently want to play blu-ray discs, get a USB external blu-ray drive. It's easier to find one of those than to locate a suitable blu-ray replacement drive for a laptop. There are many variations of drives used in laptops, but an external drive will always be compatible. And you'll be able to use it with other computers not blu-ray equipped.

Apr 23, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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My ps3 will play ps3 games but not dvds. it loads the dvd then turns black. Any suggestions?


You can follow below steps to play DVDs on PS3.
Step 1: Insert Blu-ray disc into PS3's Blu-ray drive. Playing Blu-ray disc movie works exactly the same way as entering a game, except you need to head into the Video Tab in your PS3's home menu, rather than the Game Tab. Highlight the Blu-Ray and press X to start it immediately.
Step 2: Now the Blu-ray disc will load like a traditional DVD. Use your controller to access the menu, and use the D-Pad to select your option and press X to enter. When the media is playing, you can press triangle to open a mini-menu that will give you access to options such as subtitles, audio channels and volume. You can also access the main menu, using the arrow keys to navigate. Press triangle again to close this menu.

However, if you can't do it successfully, try to convert DVD to regular video and transfer to PS3.
Step 1: Download and install Leawo Blu-ray to PS3 Converter, and then launch it.

Step 2: Get source Blu-ray movies ready. Insert Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray drive, or get source Blu-ray folders ready for loading and converting.
Step 3: Load Blu-ray sources
Click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button on the program interface. This Blu-ray to PS3 converter would then guide you to browse source Blu-ray movies for loading.
Note: After loading source Blu-ray movies, you could select subtitles and audio tracks, play source Blu-ray movies, edit Blu-ray movies, snap screenshots, etc.
Step 4: Do output settings

Next to the "Add Blu-ray/DVD" button, click the dropdown box and select "Change". You will then arrive at the Profile setting panel to select output format from "Format" group or "Device" group. Select "MP4? from "Format" or directly choose "PS3? from "Device > Sony".

Optional settings: After you've set the output format, click the same dorp-down box and click "Edit" option and then you could adjust video and audio parameters of selected profile, including: video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, channel, etc.
Step 5: Start converting Blu-ray to PS3

Back to the main program interface, click the green "Convert" button. You could then set an output directory on the right popup sidebar. After setting output dirctory, click the below convert button to let this Blu-ray to PS3 Ripper instantly start converting Blu-ray to PS3 videos.
Note: Internet connection is required during the whole conversion.
After you convert Blu-ray to PS3 friendlier videos, you can transfer the videos to PS3 and then start to play Blu-ray on PS3 in a indirect way. For details, you can read the extension part.
For more details, check: Direct and Indirect Ways to Play Blu-Ray on PS3

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May 26, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 will play blu-rays just fine, but not DVD


A bad laser could affect the sound cause it can't read all the information from the disc. Try games as well and see if it does the same thing, sounds like a new drive is in order. There is one laser in those drives and require different strengths to read different discs. Also try a music disc that you know is good. If your still getting the same issue then get the drive replaced or just replace the laser if you have some technical knowledge.

Apr 22, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Replaced blu-ray laser on ps3 games play but not dvds


thats becouse it a BLU-RAY it is diffrent i figured out the hrd way 2 :P

Dec 15, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wont play blue ray or PS3 game discs


Please check the region code on the BD or DVD. It should match the region code set in the system. Otherwise the disc will not play

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 just stopped playing video discs and blu ray discs today. help!


Goto settings at the main menu of the ps3, go to the left to settings, then go down to BD/dvd settings go down to BD 1080p 24hz output and disable it.If this doesnt work out for you call up Sony, theyll get you set up with the repair process. before you call them though, be sure to restore system to default settings, because they will ask if youve done that yet.Their number is 800-345-7669 (800-345-SONY)
Sometimes if you get a blu ray disc outside of your region, then it's not supposed to work. If you live in the US, then only Blu Ray movies from the US will work.

Sep 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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Plays ps2 games but doesnt plays ps3 games or dvds


please verify:
  • your dvd disc region (must be region free or 1 - for USA)
about ps3 games try:
  • restoring your system
  • reinstalling all game data files
  • re-updating your system
  • playing blu-ray MOVIES disc, to check a possible problem with your reader .
if the bd movie doesn't work, you have got a possible problem with your bd reader .
then, take it to an assistance center for hardware repair .

Jul 26, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Won't play anything such as dvds or games


I have the solution.

You go to the settings on your PS3 a 'Restore PS3 System'. Once clicked, choose the 'Full Format'

This DOES work. I had the same problem with my PS3 last week, (10th June) so i phoned up Sony Support and they told me to do this. I thought that i would have to replace my Blu-Ray drive but never had to because of this!

Theres a few downsides to this....1. its takes approx 28hours to complete and 2. it will delete everything from your hard drive: music, vids, demos, game saves the lot.
But if you have an external hard drive then you can back up everything onto there, then do the restore. Once you have done it you can then put all your backed up data back on.
Plus you can still get all your purchased downloads from PS store back and it also keeps all your online activity i.e your level on COD4-5 an fifa ultimate team is still there ect.

Other option which will have the same affect but wont take so long is to format the PS3 again found in the settings menu on the PS3.

I would suggest to Restore PS3 System before spending money on replacing the drive when you might not need to.

Note: Again, this advice was given to me by the Sony Support line when i had the same problem on 10th June 09. I Phoned the PS3 line to confirm that i needed the Blu-Ray drive replacing, which to my suprise i didnt!

May 31, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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PS3 region code


Yes you can.. Blu-ray discs are not region coded.. However if you trying to play a DVD or any other format disc then it would not be possible since these are region coded.. However the PS3 games are region free.. can be bought from anywhere and played anywhere..

Hope this helps!!
~vMOT

Feb 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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