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Aug 03 2011
By: FIoSsiN First Son 4 posts
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PS3 Blue Ray Drive Replacement or circuit board?

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Hey everyone,

So I've had my 40gb CECHH01 Model ps3 for awhile now, and today the Blue Ray drive completely stopped reading my discs in the middle of playing a game. I tinkered around with it, I've already taken the warrantly sticker off for cleaning and such, and watched a lot of videos. Everything seemed to be in place and working fine, even cleaned access dust out and cleaned the blue ray lens, but now it won't take my discs at all.

I'm looking into just getting a whole new blue ray drive compatible with my PS3, but I'm wondering... could it be the circuit board connected to the blue ray drive that is messed up? Is there anyway to tell which part is not working anymore? Because if it is just the blue ray drive, it would be very easy to fix.

Any suggestions/thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Aug 3, 2011

If there is a problem with the circuit board connected to the Blu-Ray drive, then you need to replace your PS3. That board has a unique code that marries it to that motherboard, and can not be replaced.

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Aug 3, 2011

I'm aware of that, but how do I know if it's the circuit board or not just the blue ray drive that is broken? Basically what I'm asking is I don't want to waste my time buying a new blue ray drive that is compatible if that isn't the what is actually broken. I want to know if there is a way for me to check if it's the circuit board. I don't think it is, but I want to make sure before I go and buy a new blue ray drive for my ps3.

Make sense?

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Aug 4, 2011

Anyone help me out?

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Aug 4, 2011

I don't know any way of determining if it is the blu-ray circuit board or not. Most blu-ray problems are with the laser or with the drive motor. Since you stated it isn't taking you discs anymore, it looks like you have to get the whole drive replaced. You might as well have a place like Endless Electronics or Gophermods replace you drive for you because it costs about the same as if you replaced it yourself...

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Aug 4, 2011

Well a new driver cost like 75-80$, and a service to get it repaired is about 100$ and that's not even including shipping fee's, which will probably come out to be about 150$. Seems like a lot to get it professionally fixed when it literally takes 5 minutes to do it yourself, no?

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Aug 4, 2011

Most drives I have seen on eBay cost about $100, some more some less.

In your case you might want to get it professionally fixed, since you aren't really sure what the problem is, and there would be a warranty on the repair should anything go wrong in the immediate future.

Endless Electronics offers this service for $100, which includes return shipping and a 1 year warranty.

Here is a link if you are interested:

Endless Electronics

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Aug 22, 2011

Hi all. I have a CECHP01. 3.66 firmware. Its the 160gb (fatie not slim) Uncharted model. Dual laser and does not have the optical drive sensor. I have had it for about 2 years. Played it 2 or 3 hours a week. Never had a problem with freezing. Went to turn ps3 on..had Black Ops inside..But no game icon came up. Tried all the tricks to eject..no luck.. Took it apart to get disc out and reset tray. My ps3 will not pull a disc in or eject. When i try to put a disc in the blue light comes on but will not try to pull disc in. The disc will not spin. I see the laser pulse up and down once or twice but thats all it does. It will not move up or down on its tracks. I see the load cicle in the corner of tv spin for awhile then it stops. Whenever i try to play a demo or downloaded game the screen goes blank and the system completely freezes. My pictures were intact as well as my movies. I tried resetting defaults and also format with no luck.I believe the problem is the logic board on the bottom of the drive. Does this sound correct? Bluray board BMD-031. Has 2 and A in circles on top and B in circle on bottom. From what i have found the board is married to the motherboard. I have been told that the "key" is in the BGA and would have to be moved to a new board. However I have the blu ray drive board out and there is no BGA on it. I can not get a straight answer on which part has the "key" on this model. Also does the firmware of the new board matter? I dont know how that works. Please help! Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Apr 5, 2012

I have two ps3 systems one  slot drive is fine other slot drive cooked won't read any and all discs.. I want to flip them do I have to change circuit birds also so each stays with corresponding ps3??? Any and all help appreciated!!

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Apr 5, 2012

I had this happen to me with the first PS3 that came out, this big fat heavy brick one. Had to send it to Playstation and they fixed it for $150. But the funny thing is, when I got it back, all there was was an invoice of the price. It didn't say what they fixed. About a month later, it completely blew. The green and yellow lights flashed like crazy and it was dead. My advice, don't waste the $150. Just get a new one. But I've had 3 now and they all freeze up. So, it doesn't really matter what you do, I mean you can waste $$ fixing it, or waste $$ buying a new one, then another new one, then another new one.. Personally, I think Playstation is getting more crappier by the minute. It's really unstable.

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