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26 Jan 2009
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PS3 Won't Read Game Discs... But Will Read Movie Discs???

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I haven't changed anything on my ps3, not even an update, other than installing Home. However none of my PS3 Game discs seem to be recognised by the PS3 anymore. The blue light under my green power light turns on and stays on (that activity light), and in the corner the water circle mark that comes up when the PS3 is busy, comes up for a few seconds then goes away. So I thought okay, maybe my PS3 Blu Ray Drive died, cause I've been hearing alot of those cases, but then I decided to put in my Blu Ray Movies in, and it works fine... So I'm guessing the drive is okay, but why can't it recognise my games... What to do?? >_<
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my ps3 is not reading my games it only works on dvd movies
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Hi xHoUsToNxKiLLAXx,

 

Sorry to hear baout your issue there.

 

The drive uses different lasers for blu-ray and CD/DVD so it could be that the blu-ray laser may have stopped reading the discs.

 

You can try doing a rebuild database from the safe mode menu but if that doesn't work, then you may need to contact PlayStation Support on the numbers listed below to book your console in for servicing.

 

Australia: 1300 365 911

New Zealand: 09 415 2447

 

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im having a similar problem, my ps3 will play every dvd and game i have except for diablo 3. its really annoying me as well because i bought it for £45 and can't effin play it although every other game works fine

 

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Seems like a fualty disk then. Can't you take it back and get it exchanged under warranty?

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MY PS3 WONT PLAY BLURAYS OR GAMES BUT IF I PLAY A NORMAL MOVIE FOR 20 OR 30 MINS THEN PUT IN A GAME IT WILL WORK JUST FINE AS LING AS I DONT SHUT IT OFF.. IDK WHAT IT IS THATS WRONG. BUT IF OTHERS ARE HAVEING THE SAME PROBLEM TRY THIS WAY AND SEE IF IT HELPS U . IT WORKS FOR ME EVERYTIME I DO IT
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It worked like a charm after not being able to play games for 3 years...I'm back!
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I am having the same problem also DVDs load but games don't.I miss gaming so much!
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Hi hawksdrive2,

 

I'm sorry to hear about the issue you're having there.

 

DVDs and PS3 Games make use of different lasers to run. From what you are describing it sounds like the Blu-Ray diode for your console has failed.

 

As this is a hardware issue there is no troubleshooting that can be done via the forums. Could you please contact your local Playstation Support Centre for further assistance?

 

Regards,

 

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Man that's b s tho
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All them thing I've done still not fixed they wAnt $150 for fixing it if you decide to go to call them sony
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My system is almost 2 yrs young and randomly stopped reading games this a.m. it worked fine last night but when I woke up it just won't play the games. Any of them. But it plays DVD movies no problem. Truly sad man here ! Ghost Addict !
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Anyway to get into safe mode with an unofficial controller, my original controller got obliterated and I can't get passed the press the PS button part
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paulh113 wrote:
Anyway to get into safe mode with an unofficial controller, my original controller got obliterated and I can't get passed the press the PS button part

If your unofficial controller doesnt have a PS button or a USB connection then I'm guessing no.

Genuine controllers are down to about $80.

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my new PS3 is not working on game disk also same time Blue disk still not working too then what to do with them?

Pls help with support informations for them to set up the systems. Thankyou.

Joseph (jerry) Douziech

 

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Hey cech-4201c,

 

Sorry to hear about the issues you're having with your console and discs.

 

Does this happen with all discs that you have tried with your console, and are you on the latest System Software Update? Are you receiving any error messages or codes?

 

Let me know and we'll do our best to resolve this for you :Thumbs:

 

cheers

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My PS3 160gig slim wont read games but will play movies fine. I went through 8 pages of tips and tricks you guys offered which took me a week to try everything but to this date nothing works.

Its out of warranty and I cannot afford to buy a new one or to send for repairs.

 

Surely there is a fix for this?

 

Does anyone know of a place in South Africa that will get this fixed for under R500 / $50

 

Dion

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CALCOL777 wrote:

Surely there is a fix for this?

 

Does anyone know of a place in South Africa that will get this fixed for under R500 / $50

 

Dion


This is the Australia and New Zealand forum so there aren't many here who would be familiar with cheap repair places in SA. Have you tried Googling "PS3 repair"?

Sounds like you need to replace the bluray laser or the whole drive.

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I do not play my ps3 a lot and all of a sudden it does not want read the games but reads movies this is really bothering me what happened?
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Having the same problem with my ps3
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Why the ***** it doesn't work
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