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Why won't my PS3 read discs?

Andrew S.
Playstation 3 - PS3

About four or five months ago it stopped reading discs. Neither Blu-Ray nor DVD are recognized—the drive never spins up. Everything else seems to work fine

On my PS3, the ejection mechanism skipped a gear because my 2 year old pushed too hard to put a disc in. The result looked like it accepted the disc but would never play it. Then it would sit there until you ejected it. I took it apart, inserted a disc, watched it not take it in all the way, then moved the ejection mechanism back one tooth on both sides. Problem solved.
I was unable to play Blu-rays and DVDs. The Blu-ray drive is defective, and it needs to be replaced. If the console is under warranty, send it back to Sony and they will repair the console.
My son's PS3 had the same problem with reading disc's. It seems to be fine now after a full system re-install / restore. I don't remember how we did it in the menu system but it has worked now for over a month. You loose all your saved user data but I think once you log in you re-download it. Hope this helps.
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