It seems that I'm having the same issue as others that own the 120GB Slim. I've tried tilting as some have suggested, but maybe I'm doing it wrong because it's not working.
Any help? I usually don't pre-order games, but placed my faith in Naughty Dog, and now this happens Help ;(
A new disk drive is easy to replace
But not cheap.
At least not from my experience. I had the fat 80GB (original with 4 USB ports) and my Blu Ray Drive went out about a month after warranty expired and it was going to cost $160 to replace. I just bought a slim instead.
First person to beat Last of Us on Hard without picking up/using any health packs + no health upgrades. 8)
What a wasteland it's become
So every other game works with your PS3, just not your new TLoU?
If this is the case, I would first exchange your copy of TLoU for a new one from the retailer you bought it from.
If the replacement still will not work with your PS3, then I would replace the blu-ray lens of your drive. They can be had for about $20 to $30. If you are not confident that you can replace the lens, then replace the drive as discussed above.
If a PS3 game doesn't work in a PS3, its not your responsibility to pay for a fix.
If your console is no longer covered by warranty, then yeah, you have to pay for a fix... it sucks, but that's how it is.
That's why I advise some people to buy it from the PS store instead.