PlayStation 3 discs not loading

By TheDreams
Feb 20, 2013
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  1. I need some help, my playstation 3 does not read any ps3 game disks, whenever I insert a disk it says reading, then it sounds like its trying to push the disk back out but it doesn't. When I press the eject button though it pops back out. I have tried cleaning all disks. Help
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,120   +732

  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    That sound is probably it trying to furiously read the disk, but it cannot.
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 866   +167

    If all else fails, just buy a new optical drive for the PS3. Installation of a new optical drive is a breeze and they're pretty cheap too.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,120   +732

    Especially with the announcement of the PS4, prices will go down fast
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Oh? That's interesting. I wonder if updating to a faster speed drive will stop it being the bottleneck in data transfers!
  7. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 866   +167


    Yeah, I've opened up quite a few PS3's and the Optical Drive is literally just sitting on top of the board. I don't even think it's fastened in by anything lol. In regards to transfer speeds, I don't see why not. You would just have to find one that is compatible.
  8. TheDreams

    TheDreams TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 424   +32

    I have tried opening the ps3 and cleaning everything but it still won't work so im thinking of just getting a new one until PS4 goes to the market.


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