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Re: Replaced Laser on my PS3. The new laser lights
Usually when this happens I check all the cables, the main fat one, and all the little brothers on the blu-ray drive board. It's probably not the motor but the replacement blu-ray drive itself. If the drive isn't working correctly the disc won't spin, no matter what. See if you can convince a friend to let you swap lasers to see if that's the problem for sure.
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One way to clean your PS3's internal laser is to use a can of compressed air. This is highly pressurized air contained in a can with a thin nozzle on the end. It is designed to get dust and dirt out of small spaces. Cans of compressed air can be purchased at any major electronics retailer, such as Best Buy or Radio Shack. Point the can's nozzle toward the PS3's disc tray and lightly spray for a few seconds to remove loose dust from the lens.
Use a Laser Lens Cleaner Kit
Also available are laser lens cleaning kits that work with the PlayStation 3. These kits contain a disc that is inserted in the PS3 the same way you would a video game or movie. The difference is that there is no data on the disc; it is designed specifically to spin in such a way that it gently cleans that PS3's laser lens, removing all dust, dirt and smudges in the process. These kits will also work on DVD, Blu-Ray and computer disc drives, in addition to the PS3.
Maintain the Discs
One way to make sure your PS3 laser stays clean is to keep track of the discs themselves. Examine a disc before you put it into your PS3's disc tray. If there is any dust or dirt use a dry, soft cloth to gently remove them before play. Dust and dirt are easily transmitted to the PS3's laser lens as the disc spins around at high speeds in the tray. By keeping the discs clean, you can make sure you don't have to go out and spend extra money on cleaning your PS3 laser lens in the first place.
Hi there, this is because the actual laser needs replacing, not the disc spinner motor. With the PS3 the laser reads the disc data type, whether it be a DVD, game , audio cd or blu ray movie. It then spins the disc up to the required read speed. When the laser is faulty is cannot read the disc type so will not spin at all.
I had the same problem with my PS3, I changed my 400aaa and thought it would fix the disc not spinning problem. It was'nt until i bought another brand new laser that it started to work again. I have heard rumors that some of the lasers you buy (like from e-bay) work but dont work right. I wound up spending over $140.00 to find out that my "New" laser was a refurbished one from China and didn't read any of my media. I went to a U.S. seller and he got me a new laser with a warranty and I'll be damnned if it didnt boot right up and run after that.
you can try to clean the laser and see if you are lucky enough to have that fix it. but usually it means your laser is shot and needs replaced. the laser is pretty pricey but it is pretty simple to replace.
When you put in a disc, listen for the disc to start spinning. If you do not hear that then the laser and/or the spindle have blown out. You will have to get your Blu-Ray player serviced by a pro or Sony. Sony may fix it for free. They know that the drives are failing. So call them first. Otherwise the laser assembly needs to be replaced in the BR drive. I hope this helps! Good luck to you.
It is quite easy. Go to www.llamma.com to see the video on disassembling a PS3. If you want I can do it. I run the Playstation Clinic and repair PS3 systems. You probably do not even need to replace the laser. Check out www.playstationclinic.com