PS3 does not read discs

By Dogzen
May 30, 2010
  1. I have a 40 gig fat ps3. It wont read any disks( games, blue-rays, or dvd's). I do not get any error code but I do get the clock spinning in the upper right. Any thoughts?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Failed or failing hard drive.
  3. alicefred

    alicefred TS Rookie

    I too have a similar problem..
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It would be helpful to know the hardware... memory installed - hard drive brand, age and percent of free space available, and whether it has been defragged - CD or DVD drive model and age... as any of those can be a significant factor in the cause of the problem.
  5. Dogzen

    Dogzen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure how to defrag a PS3 HD. It has 40 gig hard drive and their is not much on it. Everything else would be standard for a Sony. I'm guessing the laser might be out or out of line. I thinking I will send it some place to get fixed. Sony wants about $150 and other places want around $100.
  6. LukeyJB

    LukeyJB TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Ok, send it to Sony to have it fixed. Nowhere else. If you've sent it to a 3rd party company to fix it then your warranty will be voided and Sony will refuse to give you any kind of support with it.

    Maybe it's a problem with the laser.
  7. mossy95

    mossy95 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    put tothpaste on it it works even type it in to google
  8. Dogzen

    Dogzen TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This is what I chose to do. Third parties want around $120 or so with shipping and seemed a little shady. Sony I think wanted around $150. So since it was a 40 gig fatty and out of warrenty, I went and bought a new 250 gig slim. It might be a little silly but I chose that solution instead.
  9. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Thank you for the update. Let us know how it worked out for you after a while.
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