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The PlayStation 3 Slim is the second version of the PS3 video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released September 1, 2009.

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Why is my PS3 doesn't read discs? (Slim model)

Hello i have this problem with my PS3 (Slim) and is that the console doesn’t read discs and it makes a weird noise, i have tried many of my games and it doesn’t read them (Here is a video i recorded for reference:https://youtu.be/fpOj5AAVBKk), it also doesn’t read DVDs, but the weird thing is, IT DOES READ PS1 GAMES, i don’t know why, but it does and with no problem and noises. i would like to know what i can do to fix it. (just to clarify, in the video you can see that the firmware in the console is modified, but i had this problem WAY BEFORE i modified it, so its not that.)

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Hi!

Sounds like the laser is having trouble to move. You need to open up the drive. Make sure the holder attached to the laser (which leans on the worm gear/motor) is able to move. The worm gear/motor is fine as it wants to move the laser. Don’t clean it, as it still needs to move freely (it’s sort of oiled). It also can be that the laser is broken and needs to be replaced. But you need to remove dust (if there is any). And you can move the laser with your hand to make sure it moves freely (this is causing the noise most of the time).

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Ok i will try this, i just need to get the tools to do it, i will reply back if it works once i do that, thank you

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Alright. No problem :). Just make sure the laser can move freely instead of being jammed (what is making this noise most of the time). But getting the right tools is a must, yeah. Good luck! Please let us know the outcome :).

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