Ill need to start from the first problem that i fixed to the one that has me stumped. Here goes....
The disc drive wouldnt eject -
I tear the xbox 360 apart and discover that the drive motor for the eject is weak, too weak to eject with a disc in it. AND teeth are sheared off from the gear that ejects the tray. So I lube up the Z shaped guide track to ease the operation for the motor and it WORKS! Ok thats one.
Drive now wont read -
In my haste for fixing my eject problem I made a mistake and screwed up the laser alignment to the disc drive motor. Or the disc drive motor to the.....in any case it spelt a whole new dvd-rom drive from geeks.com. So that will fix the disc read errors and "open tray indications" this was after 2 days of trouble-shooting, so yes I tried it and yes this was the only way. bummer, but eh its 40 bucks.....moving one to the stumper
3 red lights -
Now i screwed up or it screwed up but heres everything. It was working if the DVD-rom was plugged in for troubleshooting and it was working if it wasnt. either way it turned on with no problems. But when I disconnected the DVD-rom with the system on, the xbox 360 rebooted itself. Then I plugged it in and it did it again (everything is still fine). Then i did that again. Unplugged-ok, replugged-3red lights. And the second i saw them I thought, o crap, now what? The only thing that was differnet was I saw a small clip. Its a curved shape with multiple little notches that stick out of it and an end that looks like it slides in somewhere. It was apart of the xbox but I have no idea from where and whe i found it was 10 seconds after the "ring of death" placed between the RF module plug (where the RF plugs into the motherboard) and the lifesaver looking thing wrapped in copper wire directly behind it. Best I can figure is it shorted itself or that clip belongs somewhere and im clueless as to where. but until i get the new DVD-rom ill never know if its gonna work or not. But it should be turning on at least and its not. Im going to try the "heat gun to the soldered areas" trick tonight at work but if anyone can tell me whats happening it would help a ton. Im stuck in Afghanistan bored off my rocker everyday without it. I miss Ace Combat 6!! Thanks everyone for your help
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Plug out the disc, and all cables connected to your console after 2 to 3 minutes see if it will run, if this does not fix the problem try to connect to a different outlet, maybe the power supply of your console is damage and needs repair.
Unfortunately the only reliable repair is to remove MS
ill-conceived hardware ( X clamp )and
have a proper x clamp mod , but if your the original owner then send it in to MS . May
take 3 weeks to get it back , but its still free sorry there no easy solution
Have you tried accessing the PS3's recovery mode? How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu
1. Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
Lastly You could try a full system restore WHICH WILL ERASE ALL YOUR HDD ITEMS so back them up if you wish
****UPDATE***** You could also insert a Blu ray Lens cleaner disc into the disc drive and it will clean the PS3 lens either as a preventitive, or after the fact the drive stopped reading your discs because some people have reported their system reading discs again after this process.
You could always lastly take apart your system and try cleaning the lens with cotton swab and alcohol as a last effort scenario especially if your system is already out of warranty
There's now a technician on E-Bay who fixes this damn yellow light of death for out of warranty owners for $75.00 Just seach for Playstation 3 repair service on E-Bay
Hey Jay- There is a plastic disc that sits on the centre of the drive inside the box, this disc has a magnet in it that is supposed to hold the game cd in place. What's happened is the plastic has become dislodged from the computer drive and is not the magnet portion is stuck to the drive housing (also metal).
You need to open up the game console, remove the drive and the drive cover and get that plastic disc out of it's holding plate. Once out, you just reinsert the drive (without the cover) and set the disc on top of the game cd-give the game a spin or two with your fingers and it should start up....problem fixed
If you search on Youtube you can see a repair video for this. It takes time, and you have to tear apart the game to get at this puppy. I've since fixed mine and left the plastic game housing off as well, so as to get rid of the overheating problem.