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Why won’t my PS3 auto read discs?


My PS3 won’t auto read any game discs that I put in it. DVDs work fine but no games. I tried turning it off and unplugging and restarting it and all that stuff. Nothing works. Anybody have any better ideas before I ship it off to Sony?
My PS3 is on auto read. I even tried turning off the auto read then turning it back on to see if it would pick up the disc but it didn’t work.

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  1. This just happened to my PS3, except it WILL read a PS2 disc but nothing else. I am 99.99% sure that the laser that reads the discs is the problem. There are videos on how to take it apart and replace the laser yourself, but I know I won’t be able to put it back together. So the safest thing to do is call Sony and front the $$ and they will fix it or send you a new one. That is what I had to do and while giving up the cash hurt, Im happy to be reunited with my working PS3! Just in time for the new madden 🙂 Hope this helps!

    ~All the restarts and changing of settings does not affect the laser, its just very frustrating!

  2. Do you have auto play on?

    XMB > Settings > System Settings > Disc Auto Start > On

    If you do have it on, then there is a software problem with your PS3. I would try calling Sony to see what they say before sending it in.

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