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The PS3 system plays cds and dvds but no blu ray disc.

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  • GREG3000 Sep 25, 2008

    Can you just replaces the burnt diode, insted of replacing the whole laser mechanism.

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The ps3 laser mechanism has 3 separate diodes incorporated in one.
If the regular DVD and CD still works means that the blu ray diode is burnt.
You either send the console for repairs or purchase a replacement laser mechanism (KES-400AAA) and replace it yourself if the warranty is expired.

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    Cosmin Capraru Sep 25, 2008

    They are not separated. the back of the diode looks like a car wheel hubcap with 5 connections.
    depending on the type of disc inserted, the system will tell the diode what kind of disc it is and it will regulate the power so the right diode will light up.
    The size of the diode is a little smaller than a watermelon seed (very small and encapsulated).
    even in order to replace the whole thing it will take surgical precision. the best bet would be to buy the whole mechanism (about 75-80 bucks on ebay) and replace it yourself.


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