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14 Mar 2012
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Advice - ps3 playing dvd's but not games

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Hi! Thanks for everyone taking a look to help me.

 

For some reason, my ps3 isnt playing most of my games but is still playing dvd's. None of the disks are in bad condition so i did consider it needed a replaced lazor or reader, but i thought id check on here first with it still playing dvds? its odd. My ps3 also sounds like a plane when its trying to play the disks.

 

Thanks alot for your time! 

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Re: Advice - ps3 playing dvd's but not games

Hey, the drive uses different lasers for blu-ray and CD/DVD so that could suggest why the console'll read DVDs but not games. You're not under warranty are you?

 


 

Occasionally disc reading problems (caused by a software error) can be solved by rebuilding the database within the Safe Mode menu - all the info is in the link below, although it's worth highlighting that there could be implications in choosing the wrong option.

Equally, it's a good idea to back up any saved data/media just in case something goes wrong, either onto a USB stick or external HDD Smiley Happy

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/627262?start=0&tstart=0

 



If the laser has burnt out/is defective and you're not under warranty then you've got a few options:

- You can attempt it to fix the problem yourself by installing a new laser (around £70 on amazon)
- You could get a third party repair (£70 at consoledoctor.co.uk),
- You could get a refurbished equivalent console from Sony (usually £110)
- You could opt for a new slim (around £190 depending on the store)

If you need more info or want to try and convince them to give you a free console, Sony's contact details are below Smiley Happy

0844 736 0595
help@uk.playstation.com

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Re: Advice - ps3 playing dvd's but not games

Aha no im not under warrenty anymore Smiley Sad

 

But thanks so much for this! Makes sence now to why its reading my dvd's. Ill have a look at that link you posted, if not, ill probably end up getting it taken in Smiley Sad

 

again thanks. Smiley Happy

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Re: Advice - ps3 playing dvd's but not games

Thanks. But I have tried all 4 steps but still it doesn't play games just blue ray movies only. When I put games cd it starts spinning couple of times then stopped? Can you please help me out thanks
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Re: Advice - ps3 playing dvd's but not games

Your laser is burnt out and needs replacing you can buy a new laser for about £30 but this requires a bit of technical competency to replace.  You could take the easier route and just replace the enire blu ray drive and costs about £70.

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Re: Advice - ps3 playing dvd's but not games

What model is it? If its a fatty, they have a logic board inside the bluray drive that is paired with the main motherboard, unsure if this is also the case with a slim though.

If it is a Fatty and you decide to replace the whole drive, ensure you put the logic board out of the old drive into the new one.

Alternatively, a complete laser assembley is easy to fit into your existing drive.
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