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Nov 09 2012
By: Bennettsrich2012 First Son 3 posts
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help!

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playstation3 not reading anything.any solutions out there?

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Big Daddy
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Nov 9, 2012

Just games and blu-rays? or also DVD's and CDs?

 

Does it still run fine except for not reading discs?

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Nov 9, 2012
not reading anything at all.already tried restore fix files
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Nov 9, 2012

The disc reader is dead, more specifically the laser the laser assembly. You can replace it yourself if you are mechanically and electronically inclined or you'll have to send it to Sony for repair/replacement or a 3rd party business that repairs PS3s.

 

 

Those are your choices

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Nov 9, 2012

Try it with a few more discs. Then if it still doesn't work, back up all your content and just buy a new system.

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Nov 14, 2012

This only happened to me after applying a firmware update. It has also affected tens of others on this forum and the same on the Eu boards

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Nov 14, 2012
hmm doesn't sound too good. try to hard reset first then go from there..
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Nov 17, 2012

Restored the system and everything.. no results.

Also see this thread:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Technical-Help/PS3-system-software-update-4-31-...

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