Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Usually when I'm faced with an optical based drive that wont read discs, I UNPLUG IT FROM THE MAINS, then I carefully open the device, locating the drive, being very careful not to touch any part of circuit boards other than the edges. I then open the drive carefully. VERY gently, using A MAGNIFYING GLASS, GOOD LIGHT, the best glasses cleaning fluid I have and an earbud I have made pointy, I clean the laser lens. only cleaning enough to take off the dust and smears visible on the lens. then I use A DIFFERENT pointed earbud to CAREFULLY dry and desmear the lens. DO NOT PUSH SO HARD AS TO BEND THE LENS' SUSPENSION SYSTEM. Doing this I have had approximately 98% success rate, including more than one ps2. I have not as yet tried it with bluray but when it happens... I aint a-feared,
You will need to go get the appropriate special screwdrivers from Radio Shack (or other)to open your PS3. Of course, make sure your PS3 is out of warranty because obviously you will need to open your PS3 console consequently voiding your warrantee. Above all BE CAREFUL keeping track of where everything goes to put it back together (on really complex stuff I use a 10Megapixel digital camera taking many closeup pics for reference).
BTW, do not use foggers in the same room as optical drives as they deposit a film of grunge on discs and lenses that looks like smoke. several I have cleaned have been sullied by foggers
Posted on Jan 04, 2011
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