B.S. i did all of the above. in it still is not reading my games. i just updated to 4.0 oh boy what a big f**k up that was. i was playing it just fine. today. i shout it off i go to the store to get a new game for $60. get home i go to sign in something i have not done in like 7mos. its telling me i have to update to 4.0. so i do. now my ps3 will read dvds and cds but will not read any of my games. so i call playstation and they are telling me its going to be $100+ to fix it. B.S. f**k ps3.
I just turned my PS3 on for the first time in a year, its an old 40gig. I bought an xbox360 slim a few months after it stop reading games about a year and a half ago. I could still watch movies and play PS1 games totally fine, and downloaded games as well. My ps3 would let me put the game disk in and play for roughly 10min, then freeze. I would turn it off and reset, this time, the game wouldnt be recognized. And every so often it would recognize the game and repeat the same stupid process. However today, i decided to try the only crappy game i had left (i sold all my good games). I expected it to work for a bit then freeze. But i played for almost a 45min with no problems. Before i tried everything Sony recommends to fix this, none worked. Maybe the update has something to do with this or maybe it was about to freeze just minutes before i quit the game. I will go borrow a game form my neighbor tomorrow and see if i can play without problems. I will make another post about this topic sometime this week.
It's likely best if you contact your local Support Centre to complete some troubleshooting and determine if it may need to be brought into the Service Centre to be repaired.
Ok read all the post on this issue. Have the same problem but when I put a game disc in after about 10 seconds it makes a noise like it is being ejected again but does nothing. Tried to reboot it and in safe mode and nothing happens. Worked fine till just did ai new update of new version. Any one help me on this.