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Wont play games or movies

Disk reader is broken

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What you have is a problem thats hard to diagnose.

the easiest thing you can try is to clean the lens. if you have the know how you can open up your ps3 and clean the lens physically.. *warning opening up your system will void warranty*

along with checking the cables that connect your drive to the motherboard and etc..

if that didn't work you can try replacing the whole drive --

*NOTE* if you do change the drive make sure you buy the right type

and also when u buy a new drive you will be getting the

drive/moter only and not the control board that is attached underneath . you'll have to put your old control board onto the new drive

hopefully you get your drive working after these steps if not you will be getting into more complicated fixes.

this is one of the sites that i come across alot that fixes different ps3 problems
http://www.gophermods.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=7

still if that didn't work you may need to replace couple of things

on the drive board which can get very technical. very technical

because in 2 ways.
1) your ic chip may be bad and you could try replacing that on

your control board but that involves desoldering/soldering near

many other component of the board. very trickly

2)if after you replaced the chip and it still didn't work you may

have more than 1 problem on your control board in which case you

just need a new control board but the thing is there is another

chip that (the nand chip which holds the firmware of your ps3) is

married to *********** board and without that chip your ps3 will

not read/load/operate any of the disk or downloaded games on your

ps3 hard drive. so just swapping the control board won't work. So

you'll have to buy a new control board and swap out the nand chip.

again very technical and not for a novice. even some repair shops

send it off to do these fixes to a more specialist

if your ps3 is still under warranty its just best to send it off

to sony and let them fix it for free. they cover your system for a

year from the date of purchase. and you may or maynot get your

original system back. check youtube for "replacing ic chip on ps3"

or "replacing nand chip on ps3" you'll find that some people have

actually fixed their systems.

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