Tip & How-To about Video Game Consoles & Games
This tip is for people who have already disassembled their Play Station 3 console and tried to replace the laser in the Blu ray optical drive.
If you replace the laser and then reassemble the Blu ray optical drive and the drive will no longer accept discs (like there is something blocking the disc) follow these steps to resolve.
(NOTE: if your PS3 is not accepting discs because the disc just won't push in, not like there is something solid blocking the drive, or your drive is making "grinding noises" refer to this tip: http://www.fixya.com/support/r4321102-bluray_drive_ps3_makes_grinding_noise )
Remove the metal casing of the Blu ray optical if you have not already done so. This requires removing the three black screws and the two silver screws on the bottom of the Blu ray optical drive.
With the metal casing removed, locate the 5 black screws on the top of the Blu ray optical drive to remove. There are two on either side and one at the back in the middle.
Keep the drive together for now (do not take the top off) and reattach to your Play Sation 3 console.
Turn on your PS3 and wait for it to power up.
Now, take the top of the Blu ray optical drive by “unfolding it” so the top of the drive rests on the PS3 power supply.
With the top off, hit the Eject button on the front of your PS3.
The drive gears should “pop” back into place.
Turn off your PS3 and reassemble the Blu ray drive. You should test your Blu ray drive first before reassembling the whole PS3.
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Sep 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
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