Hello there. Recently my PS3 does not play games, DVDs or CDs. My PS3 loads as usual but if I insert a game for instance, the game does not appear. It is as if the playstation doesn't even know it has a game inside it. At first I believed it may have been the laser. If therefore tried playing a game which doesn't require the laser to play - PS3 Home. However, this game fails to load and freezes on a black screen. I therefore tried other games I have on my PS3 hardware such as battlefield 1943, tekken 5 yet they all fail to load. I therefore concluded that it wasn't my laser playing up.
Has anyone had any similar problems?
The PlayStation I have now was a replacement of my previous PS3 as it unfortunately got the "Yellow Light of Death" as some call it. Because of this, Sony replaced it without any charge even though my warranty had expired.
I have no idea what is wrong with my PlayStation. It was working fine the day before, but then it just packed in. It has been like this for the last week.
Anyone with any advice is greatly appreciated. However, I would appreciate a Sony employee contacting about this situation.
I'm not a Sony employee, but hopefully have some advice that MAY help.
My initial guess would be that your PS3 has corrupted some important drivers along the way somewhere.
To try and get it to sort itself out, you can use safe boot mode, option 3 - see link below, but be sure to read about the implications of choosing the wrong option.
Note that occasionally, a second safe boot may be required, choosing option 4 this time.
Backup of game saves are always a good idea before you do option 4, just in case.
You have 2 options - individual saves to usb stick, or a full backup to external usb HDD
excatly the same problem as me. cant find whre to fix it anywhere. so if you find a solution pleease please post it up!!! i would love to know. thanks
Once you have a list of names and prices, pop back into the PS3 General Discussion board and see if anyone else has used, or can recommend them
A 3rd party repair will be cheaper, but may have ramifications further down the line if you ever decide to sell the PS3 (as it won't have the warranty sticker, which will immediately tell the buyer that it has been opened)