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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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  • tancolemac Mar 10, 2009

    Sorry an 80gb.

  • tancolemac Mar 10, 2009

    Sorry, I have 4 USB ports.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    same here

  • tancolemac Mar 12, 2009

    No it is the flat gray color. It is a ceche01 build.

  • tancolemac Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks I have tried that using a link to Wikipedia which had a post on it. I have tried everything to no avail. I am at the point where I am going to button it up and sell it as is i think

  • tancolemac Mar 12, 2009

    Here is the link's-Blu-Ray-So-That-a-Disc-Can-Load-and-Eject . How much do you charge for another drive.



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I can help you with this, no prob.

which PS3 do you have?

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Mar 10, 2009

    Do you have four usb ports, or two?

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    RescueTechLA Mar 11, 2009

    Does the bottom of your blu-ray drive have a shiny metal bottom?

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    RescueTechLA Mar 12, 2009

    Great, those ones are much easier.

    I just fixed a drive with the same problem so here it is while it's fresh in my mind.

    Take the metal cover off the drive.

    Remove the 5 bottom screws (3 black for the front, and the two grey ones in the back)

    Then the additional 5 on the top once the cover is off.

    Next take off the single grey screw right where the disks go in. Pull the part off (The arms)

    Once that's off you'll see a big white cog wheel to the left. Just turn it until the side rail closest to it goes all the way back, don't force it past the last few teeth on the rail. You'll notice that where you had the plastic cover arm thing that the two legs will lay flat down.

    Now to the left and right of those arms are two sprockets (around the rubber band) Just make sure they're in place correctly. They tend to rise up a bit when you get the clicking.

    OK now that everything is in order just screw back the plastic thing. BEFORE you screw it down, make sure you wiggle the arms open a tiny bit so that the cogs line up.

    Put the plastic top back on and then test it out.

    DON'T put the lids and everything back until the drive is functioning correctly or else you're just wasting your time.

    That should fix your problem, if it doesn't just use common sense. Examine the drive closely to see where it's jamming up then just figure it out.

    Hope this helps.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 12, 2009

    Can you send me the link to the wiki page?


    You can just buy another blu-ray drive and swap the blu-ray controller board if you can't it going too.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 12, 2009

    Or you can send me the drive and I'll either fix it for you for swap it out with a working drive. I don't mind fixing it for free, it only take me a minute or two.



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