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PS3 Not reading Blu Ray discs...

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Hello.

I got a PS3 from my brother. It seems it does not want to play any PS3 game i throw at it. I also experiemented using DVDs and a Regular CD. And they both work just fine. I know the drive has two laser diode one for CD/DVD and one for Blu Ray. it seems only Blu Ray discs are not reading by the PS3. I have tried Restoring the File System and Rebulding the System and still nothing.

Can someone tell me what the problem is?

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Re: PS3 Not reading Blu Ray discs...

Feb 10, 2011

Your best bet is to take it apart, clean the laser with a Q-tip, lightly soaked with alcohol. Plenty of videos on youtube explaining how to take apart ps3. I would tell you its easy, but it is a bit difficult unless you have the 80Gb MGS4 bundle ps3. Mine was simple, but the 40Gb are nearly impossible for me to put back together. Only other option is send sony $190.00, and get a refurb that lasts 6 months. (My story) Ive done both...sent my ps3 in, got a refurb, 6 months later no bluray discs read, took it apart, works like new.

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Feb 10, 2011

Well I don't want to send it to Sony and pay $190. Because I do not live in the United States, I currently stay in Guam (U.S Territory) I am not exactly sure how much the cost for shipping to the States.

I will try to take apart the PS3. But I'll need to do something before doing that method.

And this PS3 is a 80 GB version not the MGS4 one.

Hmm, should I use a DVD Len Cleaner or a can of compressed air? Is the Blu-Ray diode still working? I mean, this used to work before and now it doesn't. Or is it just the lens is dirty?

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Feb 12, 2011

Do you smoke? Anyone smoke near ps3? Because unfortunately compressed air will not clean it. I am a smoker, mine was obviously coated with tar, nicotine, whatever. When you put a disc in do you hear it spin? It may be your motor...only real way to find out is open it up. Remember lightly on the alcohol...and just BARELY touch the lens.

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Feb 12, 2011

D3ATH77 wrote:

Do you smoke? Anyone smoke near ps3? Because unfortunately compressed air will not clean it. I am a smoker, mine was obviously coated with tar, nicotine, whatever. When you put a disc in do you hear it spin? It may be your motor...only real way to find out is open it up. Remember lightly on the alcohol...and just BARELY touch the lens.

This should be perfect for you.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zt-49-en-70-3avl.html

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Feb 12, 2011

D3ATH77 wrote:

Do you smoke? Anyone smoke near ps3? Because unfortunately compressed air will not clean it. I am a smoker, mine was obviously coated with tar, nicotine, whatever. When you put a disc in do you hear it spin? It may be your motor...only real way to find out is open it up. Remember lightly on the alcohol...and just BARELY touch the lens.

I don't smoke. And my PS3 is in my room. My father smokes, but its usually outside. So i don't think the PS3 sucked in tar, etc; Yes, I can hear the disc spinning, but at a slower rate then stops spinning for 15-20 secs and nothing shows up on the XMB. When I stick in a DVD, I can hear the drive spinning the disc at a faster rate. Is that how the Blu-Ray suppose to be doing? Stick in the disc and it should spin faster?

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Feb 13, 2011

Bump? Anyone??

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Feb 13, 2011

If your ps3 is not out of warranty then send it to song. But, I would say your best bet is to take off the bottom metal plate of blu ray drive, then unscrew the laser mechanism, then very lightly clean both lasers with a Q-tip. If this doesn't work, you may have to go to ebay and buy the same model blu ray drive that you currently have on your playstation 3 console.

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Feb 14, 2011

As for the Blu-Ray drive. Does it have to be a specific model? Can't you just take a Blu-Ray drive from a 2010 PS3 model. Cause mine is a 08' model.

I'm not sure if I can send it to Sony. Cause I do not live in the States.

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Feb 14, 2011

It has to be the same model blu-ray drive that you have in ur ps3 right now. So to answer your question about the 2010 drive then no.

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