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21 Dec 2009
By Jonny-666

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Ps3 Won't read the disc but BLUE light is on?

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My ps3 has stopped reading discs even though the blue light is on. Sometimes I can get it to work by switching the ps3 on and off several times before the disc will appear on the ps3. This is a real pain and sometimes it doesn't even work at all. Any ideas ? :'(

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Sounds like the blue ray going not much you can do or a dirty lens

Repair it

Or

Phone sony to repair it

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thanks ;)

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the disc will not work and is showing colours at the bottem of the screen what shall i do

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I Just needed to ask, did you manage to fix it yourself?

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Nope no luck :( Although it doesn't take as many turns on and off as it use to. lol
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Hello dudes!

Have you tried using the PS3's recovery menu to restore the file system? This usually fixes problems that people experience when games don't load and such.

You've got nothing to lose regardless, so it's probably worth giving a go!

It's recommended that you back up your save game files before attempting this, although you shouldn't lose any data attempting this fix.

It's a simple enough thing to do. These are the kind of videos you may want to take a look at if you want to try it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pVJ3q_MGIM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZLiX4j2M3o

Otherwise, you could always contact Sony and see what they have to say about it. They may be able to offer you some assistance with the issue. Details are below:

Playstation Customer Service Number
UK: 08705 99 88 77
Eire: 0818 365 065

I hope this helps.
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Wow, Thanks for all the info ;)

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I had the same problem. i used a can of AirDust (I used Memorex Brand, but any can of Air will work - it's basically the same thing you would use to clean out a computer keyboard) and blew the air it into the disc drive for a few seconds. And that did the trick for me. Must have been a dirty lens or something.
I also used a DVD cleaner Disc before using the can of Air. So it might have been the combination of the two that helped me. Either way it worked for me.
I know you're thinking how did I use the DVD, well despite the fact that a BluRay Game Disc doesn't show up on the PS3, the DVD will show up. You just have look for it in a different place. I can't recall the heading, but if you scroll through the different headings on your PS3 you'll see it . At least mine showed up and I was quite surprised. I hope this helps someone. Try both the Air and the DVD Cleaner Disc. You have nothing to lose and my PS3 is working great now.
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So I replaced my bluray drive with another ps3's drive and nothing has changed.. has anyone figured this out yet?
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Furrbz wrote:
So I replaced my bluray drive with another ps3's drive and nothing has changed.. has anyone figured this out yet?

 

depending on how you did that, it may well not work - you can't just swap the entire unit.

 

more details in my blu ray thread, in my sig line

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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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alright, so it didn't work, so i replaced the power supply out of the 40GB into the 60GB that would read blu rays but had power supply problems, and it worked for a while, until it started overheating and stopped working again. so i have a good power supply, and overall a 40GB ps3 that works, but will still not read discs.. and i have spare parts from the 60gig... what should i do? replacing the bluray drive didn't make any difference - blu and green lights stay on, the system doesn't even recognize a disc

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I'm not certain the 40Gb and 60Gb PSUs are the same...

And for certain the 60Gb blu ray drive can't simply be dropped into the 40Gb PS3.

Possibly time to sell both for parts and invest in a new one?

Or pay someone to professionally fix one or the other.

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* YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems

And we weren't even testing for that.. :Thumbs:

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