PS3 stopped reading 3 game discs

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  1. Windows_10_User
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    My PS3 stopped reading 3 game discs: God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. They do some weird noises, then it look like they'll be ejected (at least they do that sound) but actually they apparently come back (they don't show up in the tray) and they stop doing noise at all (even the "normal" ones). The games' icons never show up on the XMB. Are these games more "demanding" and if so the PS3 struggles more to read them? I don't know how to open the PS3 and I'm afraid to do it.
     
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  2. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola GBAtemp Fan

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    The Last of Us killed my disc drive on my first slim I owned. I know for a fact TLoU is a dual-layered disc and is harder on the drive.
     
  3. Windows_10_User
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    It looks like all 3 of them are dual-layered discs. Will the PS3 stop reading the non-dual-layered ones?
     
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  4. MasterZoilus

    MasterZoilus GBAtemp Regular

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    More than likely its your laser, an easy way to test is if you have a DVD (NOT a bluray) laying around somewhere or get one from somebody, stick it in the system. Lots of times the blurays won't read but dvd's will which means you need a new laser thingy. The bluray one doesn't work.

    if that is the issue then you can get a laser with the whole assembly deal like this, instead of just the laser by itself:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacemen...2501A-KEM-450DAA-KES-450DAA-Deck/140832993256

    the laser mechanism itself is only like $3 or $4 cheaper than with the whole assembly BUT its much more of a pain to install.
    That above, makes it much easier!
     
  5. AceX

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    Is there some kind of warning on the case for these games that advise you not to play them if you want your PS3 to keep working lol?
     
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    That's what I read, and yes, DVDs work. Well, I guess I'll ask someone for help since I don't know how to change the components. The PS3 also does a lot of noise.

    Lol I'm not sure if they degrade the laser faster than the non-dual-layered discs but it might be possible. I haven't played these games for months/years so maybe the problem wasn't caused for them and/or I have it for longer than I thought.
     
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