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I have a ps3 40Gb consul and it quit recognizing discs. We cleaned laser and that didn't work so we replaced the Kem-400AAA lens diod carriage and now it won't let discs load. The motor isn't running. Is there a fix for this???

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  • nicolegoodma Jul 16, 2010

    The power supply is working. It comes on and acs like it wants to take the cd it just won't pull it in. Thank you



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What it might be is the power supply all you have to do is replace it or reset it into the system
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Disc makes funny noises when loading and cant connect to the internet. i bought it at a pawn shop and dont know how to tell if there is anything wrong with it but the warrenty is voided.

Hi and welcome to FixYa

Ok for the internet problems try connecting it directly to your internet modem without the router and also try connecting it with the wireless option of the ps3, if none of those options works, your ps3 network card is pretty much fried. About the disc making funny noise you might want to first if you know nothing about ps3 take it to a repair store after the diagnostic of the funny noises the next symptom you are going to get is problems reading bluray discs and after that you will probably have to replace the WHOLE DRIVE piece or if you are lucky just the PS3 lens. here are links for more info about prices:

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remember after buying any of those check your PS3 Model.



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Ps3 not reading


If your PS3 is not reading any disks at all, than it is defective and should be replaced. If it's within a year of when you bought it, and you still have the receipt, you can take it back and exchange it for another one for free.

Few troubleshooting steps you can try:

Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.

It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track. Please refer to the image below.



Mar 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a ps3 with a kem400aca, it was made before 08 so it can with on laser i bought a new one and i was told the 2laser would work but having fitment problems

You must get the laser that is compatible with your system. ACA is an extension for the kem 410's. You have KES/KEM 410 ACA and then you have the KES/KEM 400AAA.

If you have a 'single eye' laser and trying to replace it with a 'dual eye' laser, it WILL NOT work.

Jan 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Where can i buy disc drive for ps3

Ok for a start, the Blu ray drives are all over ebay but it is very important you get the right one.
For 40 and 60Gb consoles you will need a drive that has the KEM-400AAA laser and deck inside and the logic board is screwed to the outside of the drive case.
For 80Gb and higher you will need a drive that has the KEM-410ACA laser and deck inside it, The logic board on these drives is actually inside the casing.
Some newer 40Gb PS3's also had the newer type dual laser drive too but they are rare.
The table below shows the standard Blu ray models. Any model newer than the CECHH-** should be using the newer dual laser setup. That would include CECHL,CECHJ,CECHK,CECHM etc etc

Blu-ray lens model Description PS3 models KEM-400AAA The original with single lens (includes mount) CECHA-CECHE KES-400AAA Single lens using cheaper parts. CECHG KEM-410ACA There are two lens, one for CD/DVD, and another one for Blu-ray (includes mount) CECHH KES-410ACA There are two lens, one for CD/DVD, and another one for Blu-ray. CECHH KES-450ACA There are two lens, one for CD/DVD, and another one for Blu-ray. CECH-20xx
One last thing to remember is that you need the logic board that is currently screwed to YOUR drive. This then needs to be swapped to the replacement drive as it is paired to the motherboard and without it your system will never read discs again.

Hope this helps

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My 60gb ps3 can play regular dvds and ps2 games but not any blue ray related games or movies. The blue ray movies or games will either play for a little then freeze not read the disc at all or give me an...

Okay, this is a REALLY common problem. It's more likely than not that dust is on your lens. Best bet is to buy a Laser Eye Cleaner disc and hope that fixes the problem. If not than you will have to contact sony. If your still under warranty they will fix it for free. if the warranty has expired, then they will charge you a repair fee

KEM-400AAA - Full Assembly, Single Lense Laser and Deck (20, 60, 1st gen 80gb)
KES-400AAA - Single Lense Laser Only

KEM-410ACA - Full Assembly,Double Lense Laser and Deck (40, 2nd gen 80gb)
KES-410A(KES-410ACA) - Double Lense Laser Only (40, 2nd Gen 80gb)

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My ps3 wont read anything

Try eBay.

Nov 14, 2009 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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PS3 80GB not spinning DISC

the PS3 sony Blu-ray drive is very should check the drive sensors first...
Could be a defective motor that´s not spining the disc...
would be very nice to test another blu-ray laser unit...connected with your blu-ray controller board...and you wil find if the logical blu-ray board is ok..or dead..So you must have a hardware to test and prove a second opinion !!!
Good Luck !!!

Sep 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Insert the disc but it want play.

You need a opitcal lens replacment kit from sony or you can simply replace th drive inside. your drive laser has gone out on you.

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Feb 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 wont read any games or discs

Hello. Try to do the reset feature first. Settings >>System Settings>>Restore Default Settings. Make sure you DO NOT do the "Restore PS3" feature. This will wipe your hard drive clean. If that doesn't work try this.
When you put in a disc, listen for the disc to start spinning. If you do not hear that then the laser and/or the spindle have blown out. You will have to get your Blu-Ray player serviced by a pro or Sony. Sony may fix it for free. They know that the drives are failing. So call them first. If you know how to do it yourself, you will need part KEM-400AAA / KES-400A if it is not spinning. If it's spinning and not reading the laser may be dusty or need replacement. The laser by it's self is part number is KES-400AAA. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to hit my "Ask Me" button.

I hope this helps! Good luck to you.

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