Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
I have a issue with my PS3 with regards to the Blu ray disk's not picking up any games, however the PS3 will pick up music CDs.
I have cleaned the lens by taking the unit apart and still have the same issue.
The reason i have had to do this is coz my PS3 is a 80gb and was brought on ebay and is an import and sony will not touch it in the uk.
So if anyone knows where i can get my hands on a new blu ray drive please let me know as i'm more than happy to fit this however want to make sure that the blu ray drive is the issue and that i get the correct one that will work
Silver Surfer is half right I just fixed this issue my PS3 YLOD'd so I bought a used one with a bad Blu Ray player, I tried to swap and the system wouldn't read it, i then looked at this post and said what Silver Surfer said was impossible, but through further thought I figured out the Blu Ray Controller card is what is linked to the system not the drive, so I put the controller from the bad Blu Ray on my good one and I was back in business. 5 screws to pull the controller off, it took me about 20 minutes once I knew the issue.
Posted on May 02, 2010
I've done this on Xbox 360's and have just started to look into repairng PS3's.
Can you open the drive and then pop the disk spindle out of the motor? If so make sure that the lubrocant hasn't dried up or gunked up - I think white silicon grease is a good one to use but don't quote me.
Worth trying this before paying the £60 or whatever for for a new mech-tray.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Hi im silver surfer, i work in a ps3 repair center and have a little bad new's for you all that own ps3 consoles.you can NOT just take out a bd drive "blue ray drive" and put it in another console or put a new bd drive in a console. IT WONT WORK... the drive has to be programed to your ps3.and to do this your ps3 has to be put into factory mode to program it,this equipment you need to do this is very hard to come by,
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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