Problem with ps3 blu ray drive making a loud clicking noise
Hi, i have a ps3 bluray drive that won't load disks at all. When I power it on it make a real long clicking noise and then stops after approx 5 seconds. I have take the console apart and have tried it and the black rail on the left hand side slide when first powered on but then when it comes all the way back(where the disk goes in) the motor keeps the cogs going and that is causing the loud noise because the rail has nowhere else to go. I would say it is misaligned but I can't fugure it out and have tried numerous methods posted on various sites on the web.
PLEASE if soeone can help it would be greatly appreciated
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This is a bad drive. I'd replace it immediately before trying anymore disks lest it damage the disks. Usually this occurs when there is a read error. It is also possible there is a disk stuck in the drive, jammed inside, the sensors, sensing the second disk automatically ejects the one you put in. Either way remove the drive and replace it with a PS3 replacement drive. (Note a way to test if it's a bad bluray lense is to stick a DVD in the drive. If it accepts the DVD and plays, then it can only read the DVDs and not the blu ray disks. If this is the case you've blown the blu ray laser, it still needs to be replaced.) If all else fails take it to a tech place and have them diagnose the problem.
This tip is for people who have already disassembled their Play Station 3 console and tried to replace the laser in the Blu ray optical drive.
If you replace the laser and then reassemble the Blu ray optical drive and the drive will no longer accept discs (like there is something blocking the disc) follow these steps to resolve.
(NOTE: if your PS3 is not accepting discs because the disc just won't push in, not like there is something solid blocking the drive, or your drive is making "grinding noises" refer to this tip: http://www.fixya.com/support/r4321102-bluray_drive_ps3_makes_grinding_noise )
Remove the metal casing of the Blu ray optical if you have not already done so. This requires removing the three black screws and the two silver screws on the bottom of the Blu ray optical drive.
With the metal casing removed, locate the 5 black screws on the top of the Blu ray optical drive to remove. There are two on either side and one at the back in the middle.
Keep the drive together for now (do not take the top off) and reattach to your Play Sation 3 console.
Turn on your PS3 and wait for it to power up.
Now, take the top of the Blu ray optical drive by “unfolding it” so the top of the drive rests on the PS3 power supply.
With the top off, hit the Eject button on the front of your PS3.
The drive gears should “pop” back into place.
Turn off your PS3 and reassemble the Blu ray drive. You should test your Blu ray drive first before reassembling the whole PS3.
Hello The noise is actually a product of dust from a blue ray disc.Over time these discs heat up and leave a residue on the blue ray lens. Try using a lens cleaner to remove dirt and clean lens. Also i read an article that using a wireless controler can also cause freezing of the blue ray.
Ok for the internet problems try connecting it directly to your internet modem without the router and also try connecting it with the wireless option of the ps3, if none of those options works, your ps3 network card is pretty much fried. About the disc making funny noise you might want to first if you know nothing about ps3 take it to a repair store after the diagnostic of the funny noises the next symptom you are going to get is problems reading bluray discs and after that you will probably have to replace the WHOLE DRIVE piece or if you are lucky just the PS3 lens. here are links for more info about prices:
PS3 blu-ray drives are pretty problematic. The best solution is to send your ps3 back (without opening it and trying to fix it yourself (voids the warranty)) to sony. Your drive sounds broken, happened to me once before, sent it back, and now its like brand new (took a bit for them to get it back to me though)
This is a very common problem with the PS3 and is caused by a problem with the laser on the Bluray drive which is malfunctioning and can no longer read the game disk properly.
The PS3 uses a dual laser system. This consists of either a dual refractor type lens or two entirely seperate lenses depending on which pickup is fitted to your particular system. One laser is for reading ordinary DVD disks and PS2 disks and the other for Bluray and PS3 games.
The symptoms you describe are quite typical of a failure of one or both of these lasers.
For more information on how to resolve the problem please have a look at this FixYa Tip on the subject.
Depending on usage, the ps3's Blu-Ray player is known to burn out after sometime. My solution, sadly, is to send it in for a new drive. Don't forget to deactivate your system before sending it in. There are cases where you do not receive your own ps3 back and they send you a different refurbished system.
Have you checked your video output for the bluray to make sure it is set properly? You should be able to set it to automatic so it will be able to set the signal at the proper level. It also wouldn't hurt to try a lens cleaner which is for the Bluray and ps3 system. (approx $25 at BestBuy)
Hi my name is Juan and the problem you got is with the bluray laser lens they have stopped reading games you can check this out put a cd on your ps3
and at the same time place your ear on top cover and will heard 3 clicking noises of the laser but make no noise because this clicking
noise is so fine that you need to make no noise i goes click click click
you will hear it but make sure you put your ear on top cover at the
same time you insert the disk it takes about 3 -4 seconds for the clinking noise after you have insert the cd
some lasers they do try to read and they make the disk to spin off and
on some they do make the disk to spin normally but nothing happen and
the solution is to replace the laser lens I am a ebay trusted power seller and I can get you one if you want to