How to Get a Disc out of the PS3 Without Turning It On

By Peter Forsythe
You can eject a PS3 disc manually using a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Occasionally, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs and game discs can get stuck inside of a Playstation 3 game console. Traditionally, the disk is ejected from a PS3 by pressing the "Eject" button on the outside of the PS3 while the power is on. However, if this method doesn't work, you can unplug the PS3 from a power source and eject the disc manually.

Turn off the PS3 with the power button on the back, then unplug the AC power cord.

Unscrew the screw cover on the underside of the PS3, then lift it off. You will see a hole underneath.

Insert the screwdriver through hole, breaking the paper dust cover just under the surface.

Rotate the screwdriver counterclockwise until the disk ejects. Keep rotating until the disc is fully out.

Tip

Ejecting the disc in the manner will not void your PS3 warranty.

About the Author

Peter Forsythe has been writing about arts and entertainment since 2001. His work has been published in "The Oklahoma Daily," "The Norman Transcript," "The Edmond Sun" and "The Scene" magazine. In 2007 Forsythe received the C. Clay Withrow Award for screenwriting from the Film and Video Studies program at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.