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My PS3 wont read discs anymore.

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My Playstation 3 just recently stopped reading any disc I put into it.

I would normally keep the system on for hours on end, and for some reason I think this might be one of the problems.

Has anyone else incountered a problem like this? Is there anything within the options that might be able to fix my problem? or would I need to get it serviced.
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Re: My PS3 wont read discs anymore.

Feb 15, 2008


gmunk wrote:
My Playstation 3 just recently stopped reading any disc I put into it.

I would normally keep the system on for hours on end, and for some reason I think this might be one of the problems.

Has anyone else incountered a problem like this? Is there anything within the options that might be able to fix my problem? or would I need to get it serviced.



I had the same problem, your going to have to call Sony.
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Might try one of these. Anyone use them?
 
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I don't htink playing it for long periods of time is the reason the disc drive failed. Most optical drive fail after some time. They are not prefect. Your's just went when it went, nothing to do with your using it (well the more you use it the more likely it is to die).

I was 24/7 folding for almost a year when I bought mine. The drive works still.
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Time to call Sony.
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it has been running about 24/7 for a few months with a disc in it most of the time, so thanks for the advice its probably an issue with the reader.

Just looking for other answers before I call sony.
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can anyone point me to a phone number?

there are plenty of sony technical supports, which on should i use?
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gmunk wrote:
My Playstation 3 just recently stopped reading any disc I put into it.

I would normally keep the system on for hours on end, and for some reason I think this might be one of the problems.

Has anyone else incountered a problem like this? Is there anything within the options that might be able to fix my problem? or would I need to get it serviced.


try what this guy did...
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Recently I had a problem with my 40gig PS3. I think this will help a lot of people with this problem.

THE PROBLEM!

Playing a game and it freezes. It done this to me without having a heat issue. (I just turned the system on.) After the freeze, you do the normal thing that you would do on a PC, you reboot. You notice that your PS3 will not except any discs. No CDs, DVDs, BLU-RAYs or HD-DVDs (just relax that was a joke.) Do not delete anything without trying this first!

THE SOLUTION!

Turn ON your PS3.
Go into the menu with all the scrolling menus
Go into system settings and make sure auto-play is on.
Press the PS button on your controller until you see the stand-by type menu. The screen has a dark filter on it and it should say "TURN OFF CONTROLLER, TURN OFF SYSTEM"
Insert disc
VIOLA!

It worked for me. Its worth a try. I think its better to  try it instead of sending it to Sony and have them repair it for 3 weeks... HMM?!?!?

God bless and Happy sailing

 
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