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PS3 Blu Ray Drive Not Reading Or Spinning Disc

Hi All,

Right im really good with the PS3 i have took it apart and sorted out my freezing problem, this was due to over heating, so i replaced the thermal compound on the CPU and GPU with Artic Silver 5.

Now the problem im faceing is the disc is not spinning and not detecting on the PS3 drive, Now i know i have not fryed the Laser, so has any1 got any sugguestions?

Thanks
Alex

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  • Alex Keen Feb 19, 2009

    Yea it worked fine before, apart from the freezing thats why i had to take it apart to put the thermal compound on the CPU and GPU.

  • Alex Keen Feb 19, 2009

    I did notice the disc does spin, and the laser does come on, but nothing else :S

  • Alex Keen Feb 22, 2009

    I have solved it now, i just took the drive apart, moved the laser along the slider then kept my finger on the eject button and it reset the drive :)




  • sergio200042 Mar 13, 2009

    The BD drive on my PS3 is not spinning the disc anymore, and as the warranty has expired, I can't fix it for free anymore. The Sony officials said that I have to pay 157 $ in order to get the problem fixed and hand over the old console (mine) and receive a "new" one (refurbished not new, most likely). As I don't want to spend my money for games, what can i do to fix the problem?

  • eddthekermit Mar 13, 2009

    my ps3 is not letting me play games or watch blueray dvd! all these code (800) keep comin up? wot should i do?

  • miguellatigo Apr 24, 2009

    I cleaned the lens on my blue ray player.. but when i put it back... The b-ray drive will take discs in but it wont spin. I verified the cables and everything. what should i do. It was working fine prior to the removal

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Check your cables. Try swapping lasers with a friend. Those are the first things I would try.

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If your ps3 stops spinning discs its because its fallen or has been hit.

- 2 iron pins inside the bluray disc hold plastic mechanism
- if either of these pins are misplaced, ur bluray drive will NOT spin.

i just spent 5 hours figuring out how to solve this.

solution: open the bluray disc drive entirely, u need the bottom metal layer to be off the disc, then u will see the wide V-shaped metal arm that has 2 pins on it, facing upwards in the drive. One of these 2 pins needs to be placed back into the original position (this is a plastic whole in the exact shape of the metal pin).

PS: IF U TRY THIS YOURSELF BE CAREFULL

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Mines not the v shaped silver thing its accept the disc the lazors lighting up but the discs not spinning any ideas??

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Hmmm can any1 conakt me on fb or send me step by step on how to fix dis prob i reely need my ps3 to wok


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