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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ps3 disc drive not working.
You've done everything I would have done honestly. Take a can of air and blow it into the drive to make sure dirt or dust isn't on the laser which could affect if it sees discs or not.
The better thing to try if you are good at opening up your ps3 and then removing your drive and opening that is to take a damp q-tip with a bit of glass cleaner and clean your laser in the drive gently. Then put the drive back together and hook the cables back up to the ps3. You can leave the cover to the ps3 off for this step. Turn on the ps3 and try different blu-ray, dvd's, music cd's, game discs, etc. If it still doesn't read any of them then either the laser or the drive i bad. If it reads some discs and not others then its a weak laser and the laser would need to be replaced.
If you have to replace the laser or the drive, you can do a search on Ebay and usually find them fairly cheap.
Hope this helps and let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
SOURCE: My PS3 Destroyed a DVD
The second you open that ps3, it will void the warranty completely, so I would put doing that off unless it's a last resort effort. Bringing it in MAY be your best choice.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Sounds like the laser or the drive itself is going bad. If you can get your hands on another new or known working drive, replace it and see if you get the same problem if you do then its gotta be a main board issue then at that point you would have to decide whether you can replace the main board without it costing alot.
You can also buy replacement lasers off of Ebay as well if it turns out to be a laser problem but you have to know what your doing to get the lasers replaced properly.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
try getting a disc drive cleaner from any local Electronics retail store such as best buy, walmart . If that doesnt work you might have a broken optical lense and you will have to either take apart your console or call ps3 customer support and send your system to them.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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