Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Hi, if your PS3 is reading DVD's and CD's, but NOT any type of BLUE-RAY
media.....95% sure it's a faulty laser. The Backwards compatible units
are equipped with a RED laser for DVD and CD reading. The Blue Ray
Diodes are faulty..especially in the earlier production models. This
was due to the shortage of parts during production, so SONY out sourced
from multiple producers of BR laser units.
My 80gb , 4 usb, Backwards combatibility unit started doing this. The game froze, system became unresponsive, wouldn't show the the Disc ICON in the XMB for PS3 games. When the games did load they would play for a few mins then freeze, or error code 80010514 would appear.
I got the laser replaced by a reputable repairman, now the system works without fault. It's been running for hours with no problems.
Get the lens replaced by either SONY or someone who knows what they are doing....also give your PS3 a good dusting everyday. When the Laser unit gets too hot the diodes malfunction and eventually fail.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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