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PS3 40GB Not Reading Discs?

Marky264 Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Was given a 40GB PS3 from my friend today, The problem with it is that it wont read discs anymore? It loads up fine to the XMB and funtions 100% But whenever I pop a disc in it just has the the little Clock in the Top Right hand corner spinning with no indication of it stopping... Is there a simple fix for this? Anyone here experianced this first hand? I heard alot of rumours about fixes but what are the most succesful ones without replacing the Blu Ray Laser?
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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#1
The lasers gone, you can try cleaning it.
#2
MarzBarz
The lasers gone, you can try cleaning it.


Would I have to open up the Unit to do that or do those old Blu Ray Disc Cleaning CD's Work?
#3
It's most likely to be the laser.

It will probably cost you around £40 for a new one.

You have a tiny tiny chance of it working if you clean the laser or "rebuild the database" in the recovery menu.
#4
To clean the laser you usually put a cleaning CD inside which has little brushes, play the cd and some voice will play telling you it's cleaning the laser...(it's just spinning the disk with brushes..) hope this helps...

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