Man! HOW DISAPPOINTING! I found no help for my game discs not working or showing up after inserted and everyone said the SAME thing: "Call Sony! Duhhhhh" When I called Sony Support they said "We currently have NO fix for this issue, so you'll have to send it in for repairs." So, not wanting to spend over $150 dollars, I fixed it myself. here's how:
THIS WORKS ON 60GB MODEL
Problem: When I put a blu-ray disc of any kind, be it a game or movie would not show up after I inserted it, but regular DVD's and PS2 discs showed up fine.
Solution: Buy a Phillips CD lense cleaner, use it about 5 times to remove ALL dust and pollution.
That should work, BUT if it doesn't, then go to this website and follow the simple instructions and remove the top of your PS3 and use an air blower to blow out all the dust. SONY SELLS GLORIFIED DUST COLLECTORS! OVER AN INCH THICK LAYER WAS CAKED INSIDE OF THE COVER! Go here for comprehensive instructions on how to remove the top of PS3: http://www.llamma.com/PS3/repair/PS3_disassembly_t
Re-assemble the PS3 and insert a blu-ray disc and WHA-LA! It works! When all the dust is gone, you'll also notice a significant change in sound, it's so quiet!
Basically, Sony was going to charge me to insert a lense cleaner and give it a blow-job! **bleep**!
***I just saved you $150+ YOU'RE WELCOME!***
I was playing my MW2 a couple weeks ago. It required system update after I got it back from being fixed for not accepting a disk. So I begin to play. I go to bed , leaving it on, and I get up from sleeping to play 2 rounds then finally a TDM on Airport or whatever and it lags as game ends and freezes up. So I turn it off from the back switch and turn it on. With the blue light on the front saying a disk is inserted the Game section of the ps3 shows no disk reading. EPIC Fail. Please reply. ( Same with all ps3 games I have 80G system.)
As of right now my ps3 is doing a full format because it stopped reading SOME games, strange I know.. I was playing FF XIII and in chapter 13 battle scenes stopped loading and I couldn't continue the story.
After I decided to play some MGS4 and the game would start fine but it wouldn't load my save. (constant black screen when loading)
But for some strange reason my ps3 plays infamous, COD:MW2, DVD's just fine. Hopefully this full format works. I've already had this same ps3 crap out on me and it wouldn't play anything I put in it.
I just followed safe mode walk through. Step 3 rebuilding database seems to make it work. Pulled up the first ps3 game since the update.
Back in business WOOT! Back to praising Sony.
Wow you just specifically described what happened to me 1 hour ago. O.O
i opened mine cleaned lens and nothing. it is like 2 years old so i am going to re-try it and hope it works this time around.