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Disks won't spin in the Blu-Ray drive

My PS3 is out of warranty by a little less than a month. It doesn't recognize ANY disks. Further examination revealed that the disks are not spinning. I replaced the KES-400aaa chassis. I used my old laser, same problem. Is there another reason the disk won't spin?

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  • bigshake99 May 19, 2009

    I opened mine up and didn't see any problems. The CD goes in and out without issue. I think the motor that spins the center piece spindle is burt out. Anyone with ideas to fix this?



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seems that you have to change your blu-ray. go back where you have bought that and take another.

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one of them may be able to read both ps2 and ps3 disks and the other may only be able to read the ps3 disks. another difference may be the power.

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No it will not.... It surges the disk 2-3 times senses there is a disk and then starts it spinning if there was a disk in there.

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SOURCE: I changed the Blu-ray laser in my ps3 but it still

try taking out the hardrive on the side of the ps3

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