PS3 Won't read discs.

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#1 Posted by Graevus00 (204 posts) -
So last night I go out and rent Army of Two, played it with my friend in co-op for about an hour and it froze. We waited awhile to see if it would unfreeze, eventually using the PS button to shutdown the system. Turn it back on, but Ao2 back in and it won't play the disc. In the upper right corner of the screen. theres a little circle dealio that says its "reading" the disc, but it won't start. It's not the disc either, because it won't play a brand new, out of the box Blu Ray Appleseed: Exmachina, also won't play very old DVD Suicide Club. Anyone knows any way to fix this, help would be appreciated. :)
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#2 Posted by 420Token420 (5173 posts) -
Shut down the PS3, clean the disc and try again .. if that doesn't work you will probably have to contact Sony.
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#3 Posted by Graevus00 (204 posts) -
How to go about cleaning the disc? Someone said use toothpaste, but that sounds weird...
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#4 Posted by 420Token420 (5173 posts) -
Just make sure there are no smudges on it, use a lint free cloth. Don't use a scratchy surface like a shirt or paper towel.
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#5 Posted by MassiveKaos (3876 posts) -
what version of the ps3 do you have?
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#6 Posted by zaid55 (1132 posts) -
could be thte disk drive erroe. heard some 60gbs were getting them
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#7 Posted by Semantia (185 posts) -

Chances are a 40 gig. Theres been some troubles. Call sony. No point in asking us to fix your system. TO recommend something, try your other games or dvds and see if they work. If they do, its probly the game. Rentals are usually in band condition from the jerks that dont care about stuff thats not theres.

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#8 Posted by bam706 (1053 posts) -
I had that problem before, all i did was a system restore and it wirked fine after that.
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#9 Posted by MassiveKaos (3876 posts) -

Chances are a 40 gig. Theres been some troubles. Call sony. No point in asking us to fix your system. TO recommend something, try your other games or dvds and see if they work. If they do, its probly the game. Rentals are usually in band condition from the jerks that dont care about stuff thats not theres.

Semantia
40 gig? Lol all the disc drive errors were 60giga
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#10 Posted by truenextgen (3911 posts) -

No No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you got it worng, ITS YOUR!!! not PS3 CANT read. Your!!! PS3 cant read disc. Like say out of 300 people only your PS3 wont work. Just like you would say. Out of 100people 40 peoples Xb 60 dont work. LOL Kinda the same thing. And they say their 60 dont work, not "60 dont work."

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#11 Posted by tabben (517 posts) -
Hrm, this is gettin pretty common, actually its gettin too common that it makes me nervous :(
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#12 Posted by TheSystemLord1 (7786 posts) -

No No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you got it worng, ITS YOUR!!! not PS3 CANT read. Your!!! PS3 cant read disc. Like say out of 300 people only your PS3 wont work. Just like you would say. Out of 100people 40 peoples Xb 60 dont work. LOL Kinda the same thing. And they say their 60 dont work, not "60 dont work."

truenextgen

Actually, its 40gb's in general that are having the DRE's. Maybe some 60gb's, but I only know of one that has had the problem (bioshockownz').

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#13 Posted by Ragashahs (8785 posts) -
So last night I go out and rent Army of Two, played it with my friend in co-op for about an hour and it froze. We waited awhile to see if it would unfreeze, eventually using the PS button to shutdown the system. Turn it back on, but Ao2 back in and it won't play the disc. In the upper right corner of the screen. theres a little circle dealio that says its "reading" the disc, but it won't start. It's not the disc either, because it won't play a brand new, out of the box Blu Ray Appleseed: Exmachina, also won't play very old DVD Suicide Club. Anyone knows any way to fix this, help would be appreciated. :)Graevus00
the disc drive is fault it happened to me. it a rare problem and it mainly your badluck contact sony and they'll fix it for free. they did with mine
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#14 Posted by TheSystemLord1 (7786 posts) -

the disc drive is fault it happened to me. it a rare problem and it mainly your badluck contact sony and they'll fix it for free. they did with mineRagashahs

Care to share which PS3 you have?

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#15 Posted by Ragashahs (8785 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ragashahs"]the disc drive is fault it happened to me. it a rare problem and it mainly your badluck contact sony and they'll fix it for free. they did with mineTheSystemLord1

Care to share which PS3 you have?

40gb and no this is not as wide spread as people think. very few people get this becuase the problem arises when the PS3 is made at the factory when the BD diode is put in every few PS3's are misplaced which eventually leads PS3 not being able to read anything. from what i heard 40gbs are slighly more susceptible for some reason but still the problem only happen every 1 in 1000 or so
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#16 Posted by MassiveKaos (3876 posts) -
Well thats strange ,of about 7 occurances i have heard they were all 60gbs including a friend i see every day at school who had it happened to him he had a 60gb. Anyway im also starting to get worried about this. Somone said to try a system restore. do that and see if it works...
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#17 Posted by 420Token420 (5173 posts) -

Hrm, this is gettin pretty common, actually its gettin too common that it makes me nervous :(tabben

Don't be .. it's an electronic and no matter how well they are made to me there is a 50/50 chance it will crap out. That's what warranties are for, and store warranties ..

I have my 60GB since launch, and I don't even vacuum it, and not one problem .. maybe it's luck,

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#18 Posted by truenextgen (3911 posts) -

So this is your second system thats died Kaos???

http://www.tv.com/users/MassiveKaos/profile.php?action=show_blog&entry=m-100-25123805

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#19 Posted by Graevus00 (204 posts) -

Yea, it won't read any discs, did the system restore. Still nothing. Have the 80GB. How long does it usually take for Sony to fix?

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#20 Posted by RahKayne (3436 posts) -
[QUOTE="truenextgen"]

No No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you got it worng, ITS YOUR!!! not PS3 CANT read. Your!!! PS3 cant read disc. Like say out of 300 people only your PS3 wont work. Just like you would say. Out of 100people 40 peoples Xb 60 dont work. LOL Kinda the same thing. And they say their 60 dont work, not "60 dont work."

TheSystemLord1

Actually, its 40gb's in general that are having the DRE's. Maybe some 60gb's, but I only know of one that has had the problem (bioshockownz').

I agree the 60gb are the best one's

however the 40gb's seem to be having problems.

Anyone know about the 80gb's?

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#21 Posted by MassiveKaos (3876 posts) -

So this is your second system thats died Kaos???

http://www.tv.com/users/MassiveKaos/profile.php?action=show_blog&entry=m-100-25123805

truenextgen
My PS3 isnt dead but my ps2 is so i guess its the second. The ps2 button got jammed and i read a tutorial on how to fix it but i accidently tore off something inside the ps2
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#22 Posted by sleepkid_01 (25 posts) -
I had the same issue with my old ps3. That circle was up there for a almost an hour but it only happened once. i had to get it replaced with the warrenty.
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#23 Posted by metallic415 (25 posts) -

there are 2 things that could b rong, your disk could be smugged, or your drive could be failing for your ps3, so contact sony and tell them of your problem.

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#24 Posted by lfcgangster2k7 (421 posts) -
clean the disc then/or maybe leave it for a bit of time thewn try again
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#25 Posted by ocdog45 (9072 posts) -
check the games saved data, if its corupted maybe htats why it won't read it. other then that, your not missing much so just send the game back.
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#26 Posted by TheSystemLord1 (7786 posts) -

So this is your second system thats died Kaos???

http://www.tv.com/users/MassiveKaos/profile.php?action=show_blog&entry=m-100-25123805

truenextgen

Yeah, that's in his sig...

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#27 Posted by bacon333 (25 posts) -
After 37 days of ownership (Played one game for 1/2 hour and watched about 3 blu-ray movies), the PS3 stopped reading discs. I was watching "We Own The Night" on Blu-ray and all of a sudden it froze. I went back to the main menu and tried to read the disc again and got a black screen. Powered down and up and no luck. Formatted no luck. What the heck is going on? Everyone praises these things as not failing and this thing failed much faster than my 360 (kinda sad to talk about benefits in the context of how often they fail). (SIGH) This thing is in mint condition...it's not really fair they'll replace it with a refurb.
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#28 Posted by w7w7w7w7w7 (4891 posts) -
Shut down the PS3, clean the disc and try again .. if that doesn't work you will probably have to contact Sony.420Token420
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#29 Posted by bacon333 (25 posts) -

After 37 days of ownership (Played one game for 1/2 hour and watched about 3 blu-ray movies), the PS3 stopped reading discs. I was watching "We Own The Night" on Blu-ray and all of a sudden it froze. I went back to the main menu and tried to read the disc again and got a black screen. Powered down and up and no luck. Formatted no luck. What the heck is going on? Everyone praises these things as not failing and this thing failed much faster than my 360 (kinda sad to talk about benefits in the context of how often they fail). (SIGH) This thing is in mint condition...it's not really fair they'll replace it with a refurb. bacon333

If you just google it:

http://www.google.com/search?q=playstation+3+wont%27+read&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGIH

Looks like a common problem...

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#30 Posted by hilltops (1833 posts) -
[QUOTE="truenextgen"]

No No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you got it worng, ITS YOUR!!! not PS3 CANT read. Your!!! PS3 cant read disc. Like say out of 300 people only your PS3 wont work. Just like you would say. Out of 100people 40 peoples Xb 60 dont work. LOL Kinda the same thing. And they say their 60 dont work, not "60 dont work."

TheSystemLord1

Actually, its 40gb's in general that are having the DRE's. Maybe some 60gb's, but I only know of one that has had the problem (bioshockownz').



Im the second.. i had a *** ps3 60 its disc drive died..
not covered by warranty in australia and japan wont take it either..its ****ed.
I also waited 3 hours for the system restore and nothing..
That is all..
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#31 Posted by flyingbuddha (25 posts) -
After 37 days of ownership (Played one game for 1/2 hour and watched about 3 blu-ray movies), the PS3 stopped reading discs. I was watching "We Own The Night" on Blu-ray and all of a sudden it froze. I went back to the main menu and tried to read the disc again and got a black screen. Powered down and up and no luck. Formatted no luck. What the heck is going on? Everyone praises these things as not failing and this thing failed much faster than my 360 (kinda sad to talk about benefits in the context of how often they fail). (SIGH) This thing is in mint condition...it's not really fair they'll replace it with a refurb. bacon333
Lol, I kid you not I have exactly the same problem. I brought my PS3 late last month (March 09), it was sitting pretty next to my 360. I've used it for an impressive 4 hours (max). Whilst playing Little Big Planet, the screen went white, left it for 30 mins to sort itself (having experienced the red-ring of death 3 times on the 360).. It didn't sort itself so powered down using the button on the front of the machine. Turned the PS3 back on and hey presto - no disc's of any sort are being read (although I get the indicator in top-right when I put one in.) I've got the 80GB model, came with Killzone 2 (the box looked pretty). Now sitting in the 4.5 hr system restore queue hoping that it will fix my problem. I think it's hilarious though, my mates raved about the build quality of this console when I told them my 360 woes. The PS3 has crapped out on me in 4 hours playtime and was double the price of the xbox.
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#32 Posted by maoman (268 posts) -

same thing happened to me with an 80gig ps3, sometimes the disc appeared in the xmb sometimes did not. i was out of warranty so i cleaned the lens myself and it worked again. if u want to try it check some videos in youtube. if you still have warranty then call sony.

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#33 Posted by MURDA_B (2879 posts) -

it could be the disc drive...just give sony a call

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#34 Posted by TehSonofUgly (1643 posts) -

This is from March 08'

Don't revive dead topics.

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#35 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -
[QUOTE="TehSonofUgly"]

This is from March 08'

Don't revive dead topics.

This. thread necromancy is a forbidden art.