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PS3 80GB not spinning DISC

My ps3 is not spinning discs but the lens works (I Think) is this problem in the lens or in the thing that spins? i have a kem-400aaa

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The PS3 sony Blu-ray drive is very sensible..you should check the drive sensors first...
Could be a defective motor that´s not spining the disc...
would be very nice to test another blu-ray laser unit...connected with your blu-ray controller board...and you wil find if the logical blu-ray board is ok..or dead..So you must have a hardware to test and prove a second opinion !!!
Good Luck !!!

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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    Vandre Soares Sep 14, 2009

    you should try to change the mechanical part with lens...you have to use your Blu-ray logical board...cause it´s married with your PS3 motherboard by the Firmware

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