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PS3 Blu-Ray Drive Track Assembly

I read in one of your post that you could explain step by step how to align the tracks in a Blu-Ray Drive for PS3. Could you please do that- I have a PS3 that I know isn't aligned right, and it sounds/looks like you know what you're doing. Thank you.

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  • techfreak4 Sep 26, 2008

    I had already done that- but I should be more specific about my problem. I replaced the laser deck- successfully. It reads CD/DVD/BLURAY and the disc spins great. But when I closed it up, it would sometimes not accept the disk fully. I noticed that the small door that covers the opening where the disc is inserted doesn't close once a disk has been ejected. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it- btw I've tried different tops for the BD drive and theyve all had the same problem. Also- when I turn it on, the drive motors spin in, like it expects a disk to be there. I'm pretty sure that they are related- but still have no idea how to fix it. 

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Open the console and remove the disc drive (1 ribbon cable and the power cable). Flip it on the part with the board and remove the 3 screws at the bottom and the 2 one at the top. Remove the cover Remove the 5 screws and open the drive like a book. As you have the drive laid down . carefully remove the guiding mechanism(1 screw) on the left side of the laser deck there is a plastic rail that rests on a small plastic wheel. Push back that rail as far as you can until it clears the gears located on the wheel (you should notice a slight lowering of the laser deck). Carefully put back the parts and before you put the cover hook it to the console and try. Hope this will solve your issue.

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