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PS3 Disk drive will not accept disk

I bought this PS3 off of craigslist, the guy fixed the YLOD but broke the ribbon cable clip on the mobo, i have managed to wedge a piece of a gift card in with the male end of the ribbon cable to keep it in place, now when I turn it on I no longer get the 800...... code for general malfunction, instead I get all the way into the XMD screen, but the **** blue LED is solid and I can not get around it, i have taken apart the drive and reset the gears but nothing. THe drive is one of the older ones without the infared sensor on the top instead it has the switches inside under the "deck" of the drive, If i set the drive so there is a disk inside then do the emergency eject the "deck" goes down and the cd will eject, but when I try to put the cd back in I can force it in until my finger meets the face of the drive but that's it, the motor never takes over and pulls it in; why would it? it thinks there is already a disk in it, Someone please help me fix my confused blu ray player. PS it is one of the old school drives that has the dual lenses, one red and one blue. Contemplating getting a new ribbon cable and new clips to hold it in place because I think one possibility is that I messed up the ribbon cable while wedging into place and some of the contacts are weak or not correct.

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  • Allen Watts Feb 07, 2012

    By the way, Im not paying someone to fix it, I have already invested too much time in it to just turn it over to someone to see if they can fix it.



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if you take the system apart, check the blu ray optical sensor. its the really small board on the top front of the BluRay player. if it is positioned wrong it wont accept disks correctly. its worth a shot, and a easy fix. if you dont want to try that , i would suggest sending it to sony or selling it.

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seems like u have a bad ribbon cable.. that can cause the problem.. i had the same problem with many consoles,
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I need help fixing a broken ribbon clip for the bluray drive of a ps3 what part do I order a replacment mother board or control board?

You can probally get a junk ps3 for parts and take the part you need off and re-sell it on craigslist or something. Look on craigslist for a ps3 for parts. Or you can call Sony and they will tell you the part number if you explain it to them. You will probally need the board that the clip is broke off of.

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These are extremely difficult to replace due to the minute connections they have to the motherboard. What you can try doing is using a very thin piece of plastic and wedging it in between the clip and the cable on the motherboard but it is a bit hit and miss as to whether or not it works. Usually it means you have to replace the motherboard.

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If the drive is physically incapable of accepting a disk you may have to send it to sony for warranty work. If you aren't under warranty you can still send it in for a nominal fee ($150) and they will repair or replace the unit. If you risk trying to fix it yourself by tampering with it sony will void the warranty and any factory work paid or not.

link- use the support link to get the number for your region for returns.

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