The Last of Us won't work on my ps3

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#1 Posted by Jstation3 (224 posts) -

Well guys, here's the problem I got with my TLOU Copy.Yesterday,  I played for several hours and everything was just fine. Now it won't work. It won't even show up the game's icon. It won't load or do anything. I have UC3 and plays well as usual movies play too,but TLOU won't and it starts making some clacking sounds as it was going to eject but it doesn't. I read that many others have the same issue as mine. Please help.

#2 Posted by NationProtector (806 posts) -

Well guys, here's the problem I got with my TLOU Copy.Yesterday,  I played for several hours and everything was just fine. Now it won't work. It won't even show up the game's icon. It won't load or do anything. I have UC3 and plays well as usual movies play too,but TLOU won't and it starts making some clacking sounds as it was going to eject but it doesn't. I read that many others have the same issue as mine. Please help.

Jstation3
There's a patch online for that. After a few hours to a point there are known issues with the game.
#3 Posted by Jstation3 (224 posts) -

Where can I find the patch?  psn or naughty dog's website?

#4 Posted by northypoley (1672 posts) -
When you start the game it should automatically patch.
#5 Posted by sukraj (23060 posts) -

I haven't experienced any problems with my disc.

#6 Posted by TraXxX (1820 posts) -

When you start the game it should automatically patch.northypoley

Didn't you read his post? His game won't even start

#7 Posted by TheTenth10 (3059 posts) -

try removing the GAME data (not the save) and re installing it, it should prompt to do the update

#8 Posted by Jstation3 (224 posts) -

try removing the GAME data (not the save) and re installing it, it should prompt to do the update

TheTenth10

I did both things and nothing happened. Tried with other dual layered game and it works as always. I went to Naughty dog's website and In the forums found that many others are having the same issue. And some mods are blaming the console's lens which is odd because I'm not the only one experiencing this particular problem with TLOU and this ocurred after the software patch they did to fix the autosave bug. I guess I'll go to gamestop and exchange the copy for another one. :(

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#9 Posted by punisher1 (3201 posts) -

only problem I had was if you keep the game online it wont save. So I have to go off line for it to save.

#10 Posted by Blade_Runner22 (14 posts) -

@OP

You have a 120gb Slim, right?

The following is an actual workaround, so don't laugh.

Do this: Eject the game disc. Grab it with one hand. With your other hand tilt your PS3 up (around 45º) lifting it from the front. Insert the game disc and wait a couple of seconds until it reads, then you can put it down.

Worked for me 100% of the times.

If this doesn't do, you can try googling for "won't read Uncharted 3" since many people had the same issue with that.

Hope it helped.

#11 Posted by k--m--k (1016 posts) -

@OP

You have a 120gb Slim, right?

The following is an actual workaround, so don't laugh.

Do this: Eject the game disc. Grab it with one hand. With your other hand tilt your PS3 up (around 45º) lifting it from the front. Insert the game disc and wait a couple of seconds until it reads, then you can put it down.

Worked for me 100% of the times.

If this doesn't do, you can try googling for "won't read Uncharted 3" since many people had the same issue with that.

Hope it helped.

Blade_Runner22

I dont have this problem, but I really wonder if this solution would work haha

#12 Posted by getyeryayasout (7604 posts) -

@OP

You have a 120gb Slim, right?

The following is an actual workaround, so don't laugh.

Do this: Eject the game disc. Grab it with one hand. With your other hand tilt your PS3 up (around 45º) lifting it from the front. Insert the game disc and wait a couple of seconds until it reads, then you can put it down.

Worked for me 100% of the times.

If this doesn't do, you can try googling for "won't read Uncharted 3" since many people had the same issue with that.

Hope it helped.

Blade_Runner22
This is what I have to do with my Slim 120 gig, usually works like a charm.
#13 Posted by SexyGirlDriver (1 posts) -
I have the same problem, it makes a clanking sound as if the game was going to eject but nothing happens but the game wont load. There is no icon on the screen for The Last of Us cause the Disc wont load the PS3 is not reading or it's just not showing up.
#14 Posted by Potatoes91 (1 posts) -

@OP

You have a 120gb Slim, right?

The following is an actual workaround, so don't laugh.

Do this: Eject the game disc. Grab it with one hand. With your other hand tilt your PS3 up (around 45º) lifting it from the front. Insert the game disc and wait a couple of seconds until it reads, then you can put it down.

Worked for me 100% of the times.

If this doesn't do, you can try googling for "won't read Uncharted 3" since many people had the same issue with that.

Hope it helped.

Blade_Runner22
I just bought a PS3 on eBay (got it today) and a used copy of TLOU from GameStop. I had the same issue. I thought it was the game since GTA4 worked, so I returned it and still had the same issue with a new copy. I tried your method and it worked! I signed up just to thank you.
#15 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

COuld always try a master system reset.

#16 Posted by SolidTy (43862 posts) -

Try a different PS3 and make sure the Blu-Ray disc/game didn't get damaged.

#17 Posted by Supes_24 (91 posts) -
[QUOTE="Blade_Runner22"]

@OP

You have a 120gb Slim, right?

The following is an actual workaround, so don't laugh.

Do this: Eject the game disc. Grab it with one hand. With your other hand tilt your PS3 up (around 45º) lifting it from the front. Insert the game disc and wait a couple of seconds until it reads, then you can put it down.

Worked for me 100% of the times.

If this doesn't do, you can try googling for "won't read Uncharted 3" since many people had the same issue with that.

Hope it helped.

Potatoes91
I just bought a PS3 on eBay (got it today) and a used copy of TLOU from GameStop. I had the same issue. I thought it was the game since GTA4 worked, so I returned it and still had the same issue with a new copy. I tried your method and it worked! I signed up just to thank you.

Lol! I've never had this issue before but I will definitely remember to give this a try if I do! That's just some amazing info right there, crazy, but nonetheless.
#18 Posted by emvv (22 posts) -

Something similar happened to me on my 2nd playthrough of LA Noire.  It started to load up then the ps3 turned itself off and now on reboot it wont even acknowledge the disk at all.  it's only on that one game and i've already played it once so I'm not that pissed off about it, but it's a bizzare problem (and yeah, i've tried deleting my save data and etc., didn't help)

#19 Posted by Gamehead215 (2 posts) -
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#20 Posted by Gamehead215 (2 posts) -
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#21 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

My PS3 had no problems playing The Last of Us.

#22 Posted by charmedboy3 (0 posts) -
So I am having a different issue with TLOU that I am not finding answers to online. I borrowed it from a friend who had no issue with it. My system is up to date. I put in the disc it load and goes to a black screen for 3 minutes then asks me to download the software for it. I do which take a few minutes and then back to black screen for another 10 minutes until it starts loading and i get the opening window options menu. i click new game and get the dusty load screen. This is where the main issue happen. It will sit on this menu loading for ALMOST AN HOUR, starting at 11.88% and climbing chunk by chunk until it speeds up likes its finally going to work and drops back to zero where it pretty much wont load after that. Has anyone else had this problem or have suggestions. i have tried removing the disc info and reloading. I have tried tilting and positioning the system differently. The disc is clean and I am out of ideas. Any help is welcomed. I just wanna play this damn game!
#23 Posted by ZDarkFox (1 posts) -

So I've been having the exact same problem you have all just described, looking through these forms I saw the "tilt you playstation" theroy being all superstitious and what not, and IT FREAKING WORKED!! THANKS SOOOOO MUCH!!

#24 Posted by Kuromino (1359 posts) -

Glad that it worked, but try to avoid reviving old threads.