Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Black Console - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

OK, all the answers I see here don't look like they was reading your problem and what you did. You most likely should take it back apart and put the disc back in it that way. Since you took the disc out the PS3 thinks there isn't and is a disc inside. When you press the eject button it's not going to reset the disc arms inside because there isn't a disc in there and that white thing is there to keep a disc from going in with a disc inside even though there isn't one. You should go ahead and order another laser and when you take it back apart change the laser also slim PS3 are more common on the laser going bad I've changed alot of them. But when you change that make sure you either put a disc back in or move the arms and slides to where it's ready to accept a disc when it's put back together.

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Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017 | 1,093 views

This is a futile effort. A hard drive has platters in it that spin at high speed. Those platters spin so fast that the air movement keeps the heads floating mere micrometers from the surface. A dust particle cannot fit between the head and the platter. So when a hard drive is repaired or manufactured, it is done in a clean room to keep all foreign objects like dust, hair moisture out. If you did not take extreme precautions, then trying to repair it wont work even if you do get it to spin again.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Feb 09, 2015 | 51 views

The serial number really doesn't have anything to do with the HDD size. Only because they are so easily changed. It would be worth, getting one with a smaller Hdd, and then upgrade it to a 1TB HDD for the cost of around $75.00. There are only a couple of variations to the ones to look out for. The old "fat" systems, the 40GB size, was also called the"reverse GEN" system. The new "super slim" released in the U.S. has 2 variations. A 250GB and a 12GB.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014 | 64 views

Hi Mark,Curious which reflow station you have, as I may want to get one myself.Is it good?
Any feedback would be appreciated.


Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 13, 2013 | 184 views

try updating firmware or doing hard reset.

this is a last resort Sony support recommends.

Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.

1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.

2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.

3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn’t detected after initial reset).

4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).

Hopefully this will solve your freezing problems.

Problems/symptons that this appears to have resolved:
-freezing when doing anything
-no harddrive activity
-freezing when trying to use onboard keyboard or bringing up keyboard
-game/movie disc freezes system

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Dec 05, 2012 | 500 views

You might have to much data on the ps3 try cleaning some stuff off

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Oct 05, 2012 | 77 views

Sign up for both Youtube and gmail accounts.
Once you have made a gmail account, stay signed in and use another tab to open a Youtube account. They will have you link them together.
They are both owned by same company, so they can delete any account. They will not allow you to you another email other than gmail, so they can control. They can cancel both your gmail and youtube account at same time.
good luck.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012 | 76 views

There are no cheat codes for Battlefield 3.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Mar 24, 2012 | 107 views

hold the reset button for approx 5 secs and release.

let me know how you get on?

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011 | 161 views

What you should do is do not turn on your ps3 for about 48 hours. Instead sleep more or play a sport

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Jul 11, 2011 | 43 views

The PlayStation Network is down at the moment. Sony Entertainment is working on this. There is nothing wrong with your system.
From the PSN - "While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we're able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter."

Regards, Tony

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011 | 25 views

I think the theater system has to be hooked up to the TV, and the PS3 has to be hooked to the HDMI cable. I did this and the sound was in pure 1080p.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011 | 126 views


You will have to open the following ports in your modem /router
Make sure the firewall is disabled in the Modem /Router
Make sure that UPnP is Enabled

Playstation Network Required Ports

TCP 80
TCP 443
TCP 5223
UDP 3478
UDP 3479
UDP 3658

Playstation Online Game Ports

Call of Duty 3:

UDP 3074
TCP 3074


UDP 3659
UDP 3660

You can use to test if the ports are open.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010 | 162 views

ive had the same problem and nothing iv done has corrected the problem. if you are desperate for a game what i do is join a friend who is in a game and it works fine. i thinbk it has something to do with internet connection because when i take my ps3 to my friends house and connect to his internet it works fine.
hope this helps

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Nov 29, 2010 | 43 views

Remove the plug of the PS3 and remove the coverr to get the coin out or else it can do a lot of damage to the set.
So before it is used or powered on get to wriggle it out, might be lodged into some circuit parts,

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Jun 06, 2014 | 880 views

the problem you have is not the above the problem you have is with the dodgy update sent out thousands of people all over the world are having the same problem if you go to sony playstation web site you will find out more and sony are working on the fix now and will be sorting out another update to fix this problem with the ps3 update,.

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks,

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Sep 23, 2010 | 87 views

You are either using a false security key or the security settings are not supported. If it is a WAP key, you are most likely using the right key, it is just that the settings are not compatible with your PS3 system. If you are using WEP settings, check to make sure the security key is correct.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010 | 45 views

Well, after seven months I hope you have gotten this issue resolved, if not it sounds like your tv isn't on the AUX channel. Try switching your input to AUX. It should fix the problem

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Sep 22, 2010 | 152 views

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