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31 Oct 2009
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My PS3 can't read discs.

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So yesterday at about 5pm FIFA crashed on an offside replay, then XMB wouldn't open so I had to hold down the power button until it turned off! Now it won't read any discs (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) although the blue light comes on and the 'ticker' on the XMB spins but the actual Blu-ray drive makes no noise. This is exactly 398 days since I bought it...

 

I've tried every fix I could find apart from lens cleaners and opening the case. My question is IF I open the case and break the warranty sticker to try to fix it would Sony still repair it for a fee? Or should I just leave it closed and pay for the repair?

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This is solved now mr moderator...

 

I traded my psp and the games in along with a few ps3 titles that I've never played e.g: pure. All I have to do now is wait for the slim to be in stock and I can grab one with the store credit. I could also get my current ps3 fixed for £99 and get £145 trade-in but the nice lady at Sony said it would take 21 to 60 days to get it back due to a lot of breakages lately? If I have another £99 lying around though I'll get it fixed and make a profit :D

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I got EXACTLY the same problem 5 days ago, I got Uncharted 2 Limited Edition. I put the Blu-Ray in the PS3 and WOOP my PS3 froze.

 

The blue light still comes on but it won't read anything.

 

I sent my PS3 back to Sony.

 

 

Imo you should try lens cleaner first and then if it doesn't solve anything, leave it closed and send it back to Sony.

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LoneLiberator wrote:

I got EXACTLY the same problem 5 days ago, I got Uncharted 2 Limited Edition. I put the Blu-Ray in the PS3 and WOOP my PS3 froze.

 

The blue light still comes on but it won't read anything.

 

I sent my PS3 back to Sony.

 

 

Imo you should try lens cleaner first and then if it doesn't solve anything, leave it closed and send it back to Sony.

Message Edited by LoneLiberator on 01-11-2009 12:06 AM

The problem is mine is past the warranty and to my knowledge it costs around £150 to get it fixed/get a refurb model. That's why I wanted to know if I could break the warranty seal and still have them repair it :/

 

Thanks for the reply though, it's nice to know you'll be as bored as me... Did you have an 80GB model?

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Lol well believe me there are, at the moment, a loooooot of people like us waiting for their PS3.

 

Yeah my PS3 was a 80 Go model, in my opinion, if yours is past the warranty, you should buy a new Slim PS3. And yes of course you can break the warranty seal to try to fix it yourself and still have them repair it :)

 

I'm 15 and my Dad refused to buy a new one :[

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This is solved now mr moderator...

 

I traded my psp and the games in along with a few ps3 titles that I've never played e.g: pure. All I have to do now is wait for the slim to be in stock and I can grab one with the store credit. I could also get my current ps3 fixed for £99 and get £145 trade-in but the nice lady at Sony said it would take 21 to 60 days to get it back due to a lot of breakages lately? If I have another £99 lying around though I'll get it fixed and make a profit :D

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my ps3 has just crashed and wont read disc,sony are coming to pick it up for repair, what i would like to know is when i get it back will all my game data and everything else be lost or dose any1 know of a way of saving it,really dont want to lose all my call of duty data
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t_w74 wrote:
my ps3 has just crashed and wont read disc,sony are coming to pick it up for repair, what i would like to know is when i get it back will all my game data and everything else be lost or dose any1 know of a way of saving it,really dont want to lose all my call of duty data

you won't get your PS3 back, it will be a physically different PS3 (same model)

 

you need to back up your saves to a USB before you send it back.

for protected saves, check out the thread in General section about 'Sony let us save protected saves' (or something like that, it's on pg1 or 2 :)) for a work around :)

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thanks for help but doesnt matter now my smart brother had bright plan and used factory reset ,so have lost all anyway, thanks again
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t_w74 wrote:
thanks for help but doesnt matter now my smart brother had bright plan and used factory reset ,so have lost all anyway, thanks again

ouch.... :(

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same here bout 2 hours ago lost all of over 200 trophys and photos the lot tried to back it up but wouldnt have it
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rr7player wrote:
same here bout 2 hours ago lost all of over 200 trophys and photos the lot tried to back it up but wouldnt have it

at least your trophies are ok - they are stored at Sony (as long as you synced over PSN recently)

 

rest is - just :(

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nope ttdegs nothing cos for some reason i have 2 accounts and i have 2 accounts in 1 two i have adthet my orrigeonal name on everything apart from trophys and save data, and im sure its cos of this forum cos some1 else had the same problem, cos on here i was rr7 player cos it would not let me use adthet as a user ,and my origanol ps3 is still adthet but i have no idea y .i think cos i use same email address on here with forum name its glitched my computer .
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iv seen alot of peoplewith this problem after playing fifa what a coincidence u aswell i fixed my com earlier from something diffrent but all coms seem to be going wrong at min
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Same problem here mines been broken for about 6 months but I just couldn't get the money together to repair it, so my mate is coming over today with a disc cleaner if it doesn't work what should I do ????

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iLUVbumfluff wrote:

Same problem here mines been broken for about 6 months but I just couldn't get the money together to repair it, so my mate is coming over today with a disc cleaner if it doesn't work what should I do ????


 

Bluntly? (sorry)

 

Start saving :(

 

Various free options to try (if you haven't already), and £cost options too, in my blu ray thread, linked from my sig line below.

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