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Oct 17 2009
By: OmegaDez Splicer 58 posts
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Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

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I dunno what happened. Suddenly, my PS3 decided it just wouln't swallow discs anymore.

I'm not talking about it not reading the disc.

 

The disc simply will not enter the machine anymore. And somehow I doubt forcing it in would solve anything. Has anyone heard of this?

Somehow the PS3 detects me trying to insert a disc in the slit because it flashes its little blue light like it normally does when you do it normally. But nothing happens other than that, and pressing the eject button for the heck of it does three little beeps, like it does when the reader's empty. (which it is)

 

So is my PS3 kaputt? Or is there some magic trick that will make it work again?

 

(and if I have to send the thing to Sony for repairs, what will happen to my game saves?)

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Fender Bender
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Re: Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

Oct 17, 2009
Yea, call Sony. If you send it in, you might get your system back, since it seems it's just the drive. But I wouldn't back up just in case

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Splicer
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Re: Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

Oct 17, 2009
You wouldn't back it up? What do you mean?
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Re: Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

Oct 17, 2009
oops. sorry. i don't know why I typed that extra n't. Yea, I WOULD back up.

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Oct 17, 2009
Just make sure you DEACTIVATE it before sending it in.
  
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Re: Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

Oct 17, 2009

Goaliegeek wrote:
oops. sorry. i don't know why I typed that extra n't. Yea, I WOULD back up.

FYI. There is an options button on each of your posts that will let you go and edit your post and get rid of that ( 'nt ).

 

On another note systems ussualy get the yellow light of death when their drive goes out or their blue ray lense. Im just wondering if maybe you have kids or have had someone ever that might have put somthing in there that dosent belong? Im just curious so dont get deffensive.

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Splicer
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Re: Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

Oct 17, 2009

I got no yellow light.

 

And no kids, no pets, no roommate.  Nothing was stuck in the PS3 as far as I know.

I guess I'll call Sony.

 

I'm curious about that backup thing. Where do I backup this to? The same hard drive? I got usb drive, or anything...

Do I send them the hard drive?

 

 

And I really don'y wan a refurbished system

Disc thing aside, it seems to be working fine.... (I can play PSN games normally, watch movies off a memory stick, go to the store, etc)

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Oct 17, 2009

This happened once to me. 

 

I read deep inside of the forum from another that if you pick up your console and turn it upside down, then try the disc, it may take it.

 

I tried this, and to my amazement, it actually worked and I never had a problem with it since.  I know it sounds absolutely stupid, but it's worth a shot.  

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Oct 17, 2009

I tried to flip the **bleep** upside down.

As an old PS1 owner, I know how flipping consoles around can magically solve everything...

 

Didn't work..

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Re: Help! My PS3 won't take discs anymore... :(

Oct 17, 2009
Damn... I guess this is really a rare problem... I thougth it would have been more common...
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