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Jan 25 2008
By: superribbit~ First Son 6 posts
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PS3 won't play anything

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ok ... i turn on my ps3, put in a spidey 3 BD and the little blue disc icon (BD ROM) won't appear below the video menu.
(also noticed background color changed from blue/gray to brownish yellow)
 
I've tried:
-updating firmware to 2.1
-resetting factory settings
-tried different SD discs
-tried different BD discs
-tried PS3 games
-power cycle (both short time and one hour plus of master off)
 
i get the "thinking" upper right corner icon, but it never stops "thinking"
 
what's wrong with my ps3?
in case I need to format, how do I format?
 
 
 
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Hekseville Citizen
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Jan 25, 2008
your BD drive has gone.  If it within the store return date. take it back to them.  If its not and you have valid proof of purchase call sony.  you need to send it in.
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Jan 25, 2008
the BD drive is dead?  i dont think i have the receipt anymore ... how much do you think a drive is?  (or a repair)
 


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Jan 28, 2008
i got a quote for replacing the BD lens ... 125USD.  one week to one month warranty.
 
i have the 60GB PS3, gray market purchase since the PS3 was never released in my country.
 
what do you guys think?  repair or buy a new one?
 
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Re: PS3 won't play anything

Jan 28, 2008


Oakley2k wrote:
your BD drive has gone.  If it within the store return date. take it back to them.  If its not and you have valid proof of purchase call sony.  you need to send it in.



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Jan 28, 2008
the PS3 was never released by Sony Philippines here ... so there's no one to call except third party repair people.
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Re: PS3 won't play anything

Jan 28, 2008
Dead. No hope. Send it to sony.

Same thing happened to me before.
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Jan 28, 2008
Call Sony.

Makes me wonder there are so many of these Blu-Ray drive failure threads, Which ones are legit and which ones are from Xboters.


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Jan 28, 2008
If you can't do anything but buy a PS3. I think you should open it up and try and fix it. I know that sounds really far out there. There are many sites out there. That tell you how to open up your PS3.

Thats only if you can't do anything but buy a new PS3. that way you can save yourself some money.
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Jan 28, 2008


vietboyx wrote:
Call Sony.

Makes me wonder there are so many of these Blu-Ray drive failure threads, Which ones are legit and which ones are from Xboters.


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The same could be said of the 3red light threads on the "other" console forum. How many are real and how many are made by playstation fanboys.
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