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PS3 error reading disc

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'PS3 error reading disc'?

PS3 error reading disc is an error that may occur when PS3 could not read the disc.

How can you fix 'PS3 error reading disc'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Cleaning your disc
  • Cleaning the PS3 lens

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Clean your disc

If "PS3 error reading disc" occurs only on a single disc, that disc may be dusty. Try to clean it and check if the disc becomes readable. On the other hand, a deep scratch on the disc might make it irreparable.

  1. Put a little isopropyl alcohol into your swab/ soft cloth
  2. Rub it on to your disc.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Then, try the disc if it is readable.

2. Clean PS3 Lens

The lens on your PS3 could also be dirty causing "PS3 error reading disc". Try to clean the lens using a DVD player lens cleaner. If it does not solve the problem, your lens is defective or the DVD tray is defective. Try to replace the whole module if your PS3 is out of warranty. Or, send your PS3 for warranty claim or repair.