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Help: PS3 Not Reading Any Disks! WTF?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by maynard, Nov 21, 2009.

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  1. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    so i excitedly popped in my brand new Star Trek bluray and.........nothing

    the PS3 is not reading that there is a disc in there. i put a bunch of different discs in there with the same result

    i did a bunch of resets, including a complete system restore (that took about 3 hours) and nothing

    has anyone had this happen to them or know any fixes?

    im way past warranty. i have one of the original 40GB systems that cost $599. needless to say im pretty pissed right now lol. id say that i have below average usage on the thing. i dont leave it on or stuff like that
     
  2. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Fighter of the Nightman

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    Although the PS3 doesn't get the press that the 360 does in terms of systems breaking (rightfully so, the 360 is a piece of **** with great games unfortunately) but I've heard of it. Probably the laser is dead as I hear that's common for PS3's that don't read disks.

    Unfortunately you're probably going to have to send it in to Sony for about $150.
     
  3. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    after some more searching i have seen that same 150 number pop up. some say they have gotten refurbs for free.

    im not sure ill fork it over without a big fight on the phone. this isnt some Sanyo DVD player that would surprise me if it broke.

    ive done pretty much every reset i could think of and had the PS3 fix corrupted files

    ill pick up a lens cleaner tomorrow and try that. if that doesnt work, a sony rep is getting an earful

    i think gamers have a reasonable expectation that a system of that cost will function for years and years and should be fixed by them
     
  4. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

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    Well I think I can help.

    I had my PS3 quit reading discs (Blu-Rays only actually) and I had to replace the laser. It takes some work but if Sony wants to charge you $150 you can do this for $70 (you could fix it twice for what Sony wants and sometimes Sony gives you a new system and not your old one plus you will have to backup all your info. before sending it in so it gives its own problems).

    Its pretty simple and I can give you all the links I used.

    Can you tell me what model PS3 you have and is it not reading any discs? If so I have some tips for you to try so we can troubleshoot this and get this fixed. :up:

    It may even be best we chat on aim or something so we don't clutter the board. :up:
     
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  5. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    thanks man. i just got off the phone with them, talked to a supervisor to no avail. im pretty mad.

    i really dont want to give them my $150. Id rather spend the same and not give them the money lol. thats how annoyed I am. for $70, you sold me

    lets do it!

    the number i gave them is CECHH01

    its the old 40G system
     
  6. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

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    Alright man I am going to be getting everything together and sending you a PM...then we can chat via PM or AIM/whatever you have and get you set up. :up:
     
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