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Are ps3 disc readers interchangable

I have a 40g and a 80g one with bad reader and the other with a bad motherboard. can i take parts from one to fix other?

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SOURCE: Not reading

Open up the console and clean the lens of the Disk Drive with some rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. Then put the console back together.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

SOURCE: Loud clicking noise & don't read any disc

try inserting a ps1 game or a cd player cleaner. probably just a laser problem

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 disc reader

ts a problem with the latest download update. sorry to say but its a job for sony as long as its still under warranty. just phone them up explain the probs your having and they will send you a new (normally reconditioned) unit out. sony's replacement service is very good.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 80g won't load any disc

Try cleaning the glass laser eye in the machine with rubbing alcohol and cotton swab. This will clean the lens.
If the machine acts the same way, it is most likely due to bad motor or off timing of they laser circuit.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: ps3 won't play a blue ray or ps3 game

the laser is messed up also see if the disk spins if it doesent spin its the motor u need to find out ur model of blu ray and get a new one or ship it to sony

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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Cannot play ps3, switch on, then flashing red light appears and can do nothing.


You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself as some would suggest.You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



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IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.

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Cant eject disc and red light keep blinking


You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself as some would suggest.You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED*





FOR THE DISC THAT'S STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.

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The ps3 keeps turning off its self and blinking red light


You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself. You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED





IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.

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When PS3 is switched on it shuts off after 2 or 3 seconds.


Does the lights blink red? If so, You have the infamous YLOD, aka. Yellow Light of Death. This is the number 1 cause of pS3's dying. It is an overheating issue linked to your CPU and GPU (the processor chips) You will need to find a local PS3 repair shop who can repair this. Do not try to attempt repairs seen on the internet yourself. You could make things much worse and render the unit totally unresponsive. The repair process takes about 3 hours.



IT CAN BE FIXED





IS THERE A DISC STUCK INSIDE?



If you have a unit that is not backwards compatible, any non 60g or 80g then you can retrieve your disc.



Power off the unit using the toggle switch on the back. Hold down the 'eject' button and turn the toggle switch back from off to on. This will run a fan test and eject your disc. Remember, this will only work on the 20, 40g models. Not the backwards compatible units with the 4 usb port holes and the memory card slots.

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It depends on your system the 40g will play ps1, but not ps2. The 60g or above will play both.

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do you have the new 80g ps3 or the old one 80g ps3. the new doesn't have it because it used to be the 40g play station 3 but the old 80g ps3 does have it.

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Ps2 game not working on the ps3.


If you have the 40G model, it will not support the backwards compatability. However, the 80G and the 60G PAL models do support it. Check the model you have, and if it's a 40G, then it will not play ps2 games.

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No the ps3 is compatible for ps2 games NOT ALL OF THEM!
The only difference is the special editions like the spiderman one the mgs special edition ect... OR if you have a 20gb ps3 it does not have internal net or the 1080i feature!

A new hard drive and 15 minutes and you can update your ps3 to 120gb 250gb and so on!

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yes it is backwards copatible i reccomend the 80 gb...you can go to the sony store if theres one in your town if not order it off their site

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Just return your system or exchange it. I have same problem 2 times. First with 40G system only 2 weeks old. Exchanged that one with 80g system. This time it last 3 weeks. Now returned and got my refund back. Will not buy PS3 again until they solve this disc drive issue.

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