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PS3 Blueray drive,, Both blue and red LED's work, but it will not read a blueray disk, At first it spins fine and looks good,, but then the disk slows down and the eye jumps back down, at this piont it makes two clicking noise, The red LED works fine with DVD's In this drive the red and blue LED share a lenes.. Can this be fixed? or do i need a new drive? Comments: Jul 28, 2010 - I tryed the restore with no luck, Both BLUE and RED LED's work but only the red can read disk, Will reformating do any help? is the drive fixabale? Jul 29, 2010 - new eye fixed it OK new eye did fix but it only lasted 15 min and now its doing the same thing,

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  • Matthew Albert
    Matthew Albert Jul 29, 2010

    I added the new eye,, and it works part way,, it freezes up in game menus,

    The system dont freezes just the game at first,, when i try to exit the game the ps3 will start to exit the game, but then restarts the system..

    I tryed to restor and update,, with no luck,



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If this solution am providing you now did not solve the problem, i will advice you format or get a new drive.

Make sure PS3 is connected via correct cable.
Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on with switch. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps. Your ps3 should automatically reset.

Take care.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010


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