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PS3 wont read any discs

All of a sudden my ps3 quit reading discs. was working fine and now wont read any disk at all. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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You need an torx 10 screwdriver and a pretty small philips screwdriver like you use it to fix glasses or other stuff with extremely small philips screws. then you need another philips screwdriver, a bit bigger than the small one.

1. in the first step, you have to go to this page:

www.teknoconsoles.com

there you can download a video tutorial which explains how to open he console. its pretty good, everyone should have no problems to open the damn thing.

then you have to download another video tutorial. its named "cleaning the lense". it explains how to open the bluray drive.

2. time to open the console

follow the video tutorial until you have removed the bluray drive.

3. time to open the blu ray drive (you really have to be careful here)

follow the video tutorial until you see this:

http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20061116/123...

lets call the side of the drive, where the disc slot is "the lower side" and the left side on the picture the "upper side".

on the left and the right side aof the drive you see two long black plastic "things". you normally should be able to move them up and down a little bit. but in the most cases with broken drives, you will see that you cant move the right black thing.

this is the reason:

if you look at the big metal "border" which holds all the laser stuff and the lense etc, you see that there are 4 "screws" which hold the thing - two on the lower side where the disc slot is and two at the upper side.

when you exactly look at the upper right side of this metal thing (its the upper left side on the picture), you will see that it is not in the right position. you have to put your finger on the upper right screw and push it down ("down" in this case really means "down" and not in direction to the disc slot!) you have to be careful but you have to use pressure, too. then you should hear a sound like "CLICK" and it should lock in his right position.

now you should be able to move the right black plastic thing up and down a little bit!

after that you can put all the things together again (like in the video tutorial).

now everything should work fine!!!

but maybe you can insert a disc but it wont read it and you wont get it out again. if that happens you have to push the eject button for 10 seconds. then you should hear some noises inside the drive, the disc will come out and after that everything should work!

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Hello,
Try to reformat the HDD and restore it to factory settings,this should help then try to update the software of ps3..Also if u can try to see if theres any dust on the lens part and clean it..If all this doesnt work and if your ps3 has warranty then try to claim it for replacement..Thank you...

Kind regards!!...

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You have a burnt chip take it to sony or any service center cant fix this yourself

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You might try to clean the lens using a lens cleaner. If that lens cleaner does not work, it could be that the lens became defective and will need to be replace.
You can also try to open the device and see if that lens mechanism went back to the home position. If it did not, you will have to rotate the small plastic gears by hand to the home position.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Here is website you might try . It is a forum with questions and answers just like you are looking for. Good Luck.
http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26477989

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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You can try updating the software of your PS3 that should fix that problem...

Good luck....

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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