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My problem is that my blue ray disk is not spinning any disk for my ps3

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I sorted mine, its not the laser, it was the alignments of the coggs inside.

If you open the drive up, you will see that the 2 wheels on the front are jamed and now allowing the disc to spin, just unscrew the top screw and place it back on it will work :)

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

  • Alex Keen Feb 20, 2009

    Rescue tech... Do u know anythink about the green blotchy screen and freezing? but can still hear audio?

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It's a Sony defect with the blu-ray lasers. They only last 1-3 years with average use. If your PS3 is less than a year old and you still have the original receipt Sony will repair the problem for free. Otherwise they're going to charge you $150 for the repair. You can reach them at: 1-800-345-SONY

Unless you have a technical background in electronics there's nothing I would suggest doing. A firmware update and or CD /DVD cleaner disk will do nothing for your problem. I've fixed more than 100 PS3's with this exact problem so I know exactly what I'm talking about.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 20, 2009

    Once in a great while it will be the gears inside like keenie1989 said but it's very rare. Maybe 1 out of a 100 PS3's that I repair will just have a drive alignment problem. You're a lucky guy keenie!

    Trust me, it's the laser.


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    RescueTechLA Feb 22, 2009

    That's a GPU problem. The RSX chip is probably coming off the board a tiny bit.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 23, 2009


    Check out my common problem and easy repair guide here:

    http://rescuetechla.blogspot.com/

    Please feel free to email me any other questions and don't forget to rate!

    :)

    Thanks!

    RescueTechLA


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