How to fix your PS3 Disc Read Error

January 12, 2011 in How to, PS3

Many people with the older “FAT” PS3 units have experienced this issue where all of the sudden your PS3 no longer reads disc after they are inserted. It almost seems as if the CD / Blu-Ray will not even spin up. I had the same issue while I was traveling to Connecticut and performed this “cleaning procedure” in my room at the Hilton, an VIOLA, IT WORKED again! :D So Now “MANSLAUGHTER-13″ (one of my peeps/friends list) texted me and says he has the same problem. I don’t know why I haven’t posted this earlier, because it is a huge money saver! IF THAT IS THE PROBLEM………That is! Some MAY require replacing the Blu-Ray Lens, which you can do, by searching Ebay, and I think you can get them for less than $40.00 USD, and fairly simple to do. But here is what I did with what I had in my Hotel….
I had a small flat head screwdriver that fit in between the torx screw and worked (in case you don’t have a #10 torx), and then I cleaned the lens with a Q-tip and “Eternity” aftershave, LOL (since I didn’t have any alcohol)………But IT WORKED, and it still is working 6 months later. I will say there was a TON of dust and dirty crap inside, so be prepared to “blow” all that junk out also. But here is one of the better videos that I found on Youtube to show you how easy it is. So before you spend the $150+ to get this fixed, (if out of warranty) give it the “college try” yourself. ;-)

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