How to Get the Stuck Game Disc Out of PS3? Also My PS3 has Blinking Red Light, What Does that Mean and How to Fix This Red Light on PS3?
Don’t get panic, if your favorite game or movie disc got stuck inside your PS3. Probably your disc gets stuck, when you got the dreaded Yellow/Red Light of Death.
But, here’s the solution. Remember that you must NEVER force the disk out by using hard objects/screw driver/plier or anything to pull the drive out. This will wreck the PS3 and its drive.
- Turn off your PS3 from back (the main off button)
- Put your finger on the eject button and once you do, push the switch at the back to switch the PS3 on, and then push the eject button. Hold it like this for fifteen to thirty seconds, or until the drive is forced open.
- The disc should come out now.
If it doesn’t come out, then you’ve to repair your PS3 by opening it. If your ps3 is out of warranty, then you can definitely try to fix this all by yourself. The red light just means “general hardware failure”. And because of this, there are many things that could go wrong. Though most of the times the “red light of death” occurs after a major Hard Drive failure. This is different from the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD), as the YLOD refers to problems with motherboard.
Since Sony charges you an arm & leg, it is a good idea to fix it all by yourself. But do not worry as there are simple and straight-forward expert repair guides, even for a beginner like me.
Of few repair guides available, I found that ps3 repair guide by Rob Sheffield is easy to use and has lots of videos and illustrations that can help even a novice. I recently fixed my PS3 with the help of this guide few weeks before and I have to say that they were straight to the point besides they also offer 24/7 support.
The downloadable repair guide has
•A 67 page eBook with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and many full color pictures. Chapters include Cooling it down, The Reset Trick, Clean your PS3 internally (video), Format the newly installed Hard Drive, PS3 Freezing Fix, PS3 Red Screen Of Death Fix, Power Supply Malfunction, Hard Drive Failure/Reinstallation (video), Motherboard Problems (video)and Fix Blu-Ray Drive
•Access to members area
•24/7 Support and one-on-one help, when needed!
I repaired mine within 2 hrs and it’s up and running and no problems so far….even if my friends encounter a yellow or red light on their ps3 in future, I know how to fix them.
So, if you want to save $120+, and don’t want to wait for 4-6 weeks, check out lights fix and stuck disc fix for ps3 guide by Rob Sheffield.