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07 Sep 2009
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Hi there,

 

My 60GB ps3 has stopped showing the disk icon when putting in a blu-ray game. However if I load a demo off the hard disk first it will then show the disk icon and allow me to play the game until it is removed or the ps3 turned off. DVD's work fine as well.

 

I first noticed something was wrong after I turned the playstation on and my friends list was showing just me then also that the normal disk icon under the games tab was missing. I then turned the ps3 off but when I turned it back on the message 'The hard disk's will be rebuilt.' Instead of clicking ok I turned it off then on again only to be faced with the same message. I clicked ok and it then went to the usual xmb in an instant. However the disk was still not showing. When I tried a dvd that worked fine. When a game is put i the blue light does come on. The strange thing is that if I load a demo off the hard disk. Any disk in the ps3 will show up until it is taken out or the system turned off. It just seems strange to me that everything is fine as long as I load a demo before playing any games off blu-ray.

 

Also, it's weird how the spell check on here wants to replace 'ps3' with 'ass'.

 

Thanks. 

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Awesome. Have it fixed. Went to the restore menu and choose rebuild database. It stayed on 0% for about half an hour so I held down the on/off button until it beeped. It came back up saying it needed to rebuild database so clicked ok again. This time it did it in about a minuite, it restarted and came back up asking to rebuild database again which made me a little scared. Again it did it in about a minuite but this time when it restarted itself it came back alive and well, showing any blu-ray disk thats in there.

 

Thanks for the help. =)

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It sounds like the Blu-Ray laser is dead.

 

Either replace it yourself... (BIG RISK)

 

Or... Call Sony for a new PS3 for £145

 

 

This may not be the problem, but it sounds like it.

 

If it plays DVD's, but not Blu-Ray games, then it is probably dead.

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The thing is that it does play Blu-ray games, but only after I have loaded a demo off the hard disk.
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Mike_2906 wrote:
The thing is that it does play Blu-ray games, but only after I have loaded a demo off the hard disk.

Oh. Hmm..

 

What model of PS3 is it?

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60 GB I think.
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Try a PS2 game...
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'GTA: San Andreas' just came up fine.
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So your saying you can still play Blu-Ray but only after playing a demo.

 

One second, i might have a solution.

 

It is on these forums.

 

I cannot find it!

 

It says to go into the recovery menu and select one of the options, then it should work.

 

I will search for it tommorow, ok?

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Ok, thanks a lot for you help.
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Awesome. Have it fixed. Went to the restore menu and choose rebuild database. It stayed on 0% for about half an hour so I held down the on/off button until it beeped. It came back up saying it needed to rebuild database so clicked ok again. This time it did it in about a minuite, it restarted and came back up asking to rebuild database again which made me a little scared. Again it did it in about a minuite but this time when it restarted itself it came back alive and well, showing any blu-ray disk thats in there.

 

Thanks for the help. =)

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Glad you got it working!

 

Choose a post as a solution so others know it is solved!

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ZeDx wrote:

ps3 not registering game disks but will play dvds


 

 

this is, unfortunately, a classic symptom of a dying blu-ray laser, as you'll have seen from the above :(

 

There are a number of things you can do, many of which I've listed in my 'blu ray problems' thread - there is a link to that in my sig below :)

 

Have a read, but be aware that they all have pros and cons.

 

If your PS3 is still in warranty, I'd suggest NOT opening it to do a self fix, as this will remove the warranty sticker, and therefore void your warranty.

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

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

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i have taken appart my ps3 will they still try and fix it for me , my ps3 keeps making a weird nice when i incert blu-ray game but works on noraml dvd and music, it sounds like me ps3 looks the game the relsease it while its still in the ps3:(

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Will this method delete any existing data such as game saves and music?.. My problem is similar, plays Dvds and Cds but won't play PS3 games, not even if I play a demo to help "jumpstart" the game.
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Mine has been refusing to accept Blu-Rays and games, but last night I downloaded the Fifa 10 demo, and when I installed it to the hard-drive, the Fifa 09 disk inside popped up and I was able to load the disk...I'll try the database re-build later...
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It didn't delete anything for me but I don't know much about it really, may be best to get another opinion from someone who knows a bit more than me.
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