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Blu Ray disc drive not working

Is there a way to fix a blu ray drive?

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  • tighe Jan 06, 2008

    Since this console is only 5 weeks old, I don't think that a dirty laser is the problem. After inserting a disc into the drive, and then ejecting it, it is still in the same position, so I think there is a problem with the drive itself, not a dust issue.

    Thank you for trying!




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There are not many ways to fully clean a laser lens on a cd/dvd/blu-ray etc. player effectively without taking it apart. However, there are the kits you can buy at local stores with the fine brushes that may knock away the dirt and get rid of the problem.

Another solution i have used it taking electronic contact cleaner, opening the drive and spraying it inside. This type of cleaner isn't supposed to leave a residue so the laser lens should be clean as a whistle.

But more than likely the laser is fried. Console systems lasers weren't meant to be used for constant use. Consoles read games and store chunks of data into cache memory. This way the laser doesn't have much use or strain on it. If you've been using it read movies it may have just reached it's half life and died. In this case check with sony about a warranty or search google for any possible recalls.

Other than that. There isn't much else i have to offer for help.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2008


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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: )

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.

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