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Had blue ray laser replaced and all worked fine. now wont read

Had blue ray laser replaced and all worked fine. system got jossled a bit during move. now wont read any discs. any way to align lasers without opening?

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Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: disc doesnt spin , the lens dont move up and down , only lights red

Sounds like a motor issue, not a laser issue.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PSTwo-Slim-DVD-Drive-Snake-Motor_W0QQitemZ290237209741QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL080609158a11571

That link is for a new snake motor which moves the laser back and forth

http://cgi.ebay.com.my/Playstation-2-Ps2-PS2-Spindle-Motor-V3_W0QQitemZ250083031090QQihZ015QQcategoryZ11328QQcmdZViewItem

This link is for a new spindle motor.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

SOURCE: PS3 Blue Ray drive

I believe if we are all having the same problem we ought to let someone know who can do something abouy it!!!!! Sony should be responsible for the repair and have a recall. I have also torn mine down using you tube and cleaned the lens with no luck.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: ps3 blu-ray player will not work

No it will not.... It surges the disk 2-3 times senses there is a disk and then starts it spinning if there was a disk in there.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 USB ports won't work

First of all you can't watch movies off a pendrive anyways=p and as to your controller not charging try a different chord or a new paddle

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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