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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!
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 :smileyhappy:
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 :smileyhappy:
0844 736 0595
Aha no im not under warrenty anymore :(
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 :(
again thanks. :)
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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