The same thing happened to me this morning...caught my 2 yr old daughter putting in a disc while the PS3's power was completely off. I found she had one in there already and I couldn't get them out. I looked it up and found your solution...it worked easily and right away.
I found 4 discs in mine though!! LOL...well it wasn't funny at the time but now all seems ok.
I too have a launch PS3 and it means alot to me also. I'm going to have to move it up again where I ahd it before. Not sure If I can deal with the closet though...LOL.
Anyway, thx for posting!
Hi guys...haven't posted here before but I was browsing some old posts the other night when I was trying to find help getting a disc out of my PS3 that my 2yr old son put in there. If anyone is having any problems, this is what worked for me. What is more amazing is that my son somehow managed to force 3 discs into that tiny slot...no idea how he pulled that one off.
So after two hours, a pair of tweezers, a fork, and a butterknife, I decided to try one last thing before giving up. I put the PS3 on its nose, disc tray down, held the eject button while it was on, and pushed a disc in and out of the drive. This caused whatever was in there to finally 'catch' as the drive had been trying to force everything out. After 2-3 minutes of play, a disc finally poked out. I pulled what i thought was one and two discs came out. I set it back down flat, tried to put a cheap DVD in (didn't want to test it with a $60 game) and it seemed something was still in there. I hit eject and out came the third disc. I put the DVD in reluctantly and the PS3 took it and loaded it right up. Unbelievable. After all this abuse, it's apparent these things are built like tanks.
Hopefully all this abuse didn't shorten the life on the BR drive or the PS3 itself but for the time being, I lucked out. I now keep my PS3 on the top shelf in the closet...
been done that...I posted the exact story around the same timeframe and the same solution.