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Feb 21 2012
By: peronmls First Son 5 posts
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PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

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( Have have asked on so many forums and people about this problem but here, so I hope I can get a lot of helpful answer)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21MW2M0SSBL._SL75_SS50_.jpgI have a OLD PS3 60GB and the laser has died. (Few months ago) I had ordered a referbished laser (KES-400A) from ebay and installed it...BUT it would ONLY READ BLU-RAY/PS3 and loading time was long! It would not read CD/PS1/DVD/PS2. The red laser light would come on then it would stop spinning the disc and show NOTHING on the screen.

So I sent back the laser thinking it was faulty and marked dots on it to make sure they wouldn't send the same one back even scratch marks on the metal part and they didn't send the same on back. So they sent me another one but IT DID THE SAME THING! So im just cluless on whats going on.

Things I have tried to fix the problem:

Rebuild Data base

Restore File System

Restore PS3

Thing that may be the problem: (Maybe)

Blu-ray board

One of the ribbon cables??? ( They look fine and not too bent so maybe not the problem)

Ribbon Cable (Blu-ray Board to Main Board. It's bent and is a little wrinkly near the bent part ALSO it the blue tab main board part is coming off just a little)

I don't want to send it for repairs any where because im low on money and really only can trust myself to fix it...just barely ha ha.

Thanks

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Feb 22, 2012

It has to be an issue with the laser if it is the exact model that was previously in the PS3. If it is referbished maybe they are doing something that messes it up when referbishing it? You could try to re-align the laser by hold the eject button down for 12 seconds or so.

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Feb 22, 2012

So you are saying that both were defective? That can't be right...well it can. Well I don't have any laser now because I got a refund for the referbished one...two. How would i know if it re-aligned when holding the eject button?

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Feb 22, 2012

I forget it's been a long time since I did it and it didn't help anyway. I think it beeps and then you can hear it doing something, if you dont hold it long enough it will just do the disk eject function.

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Feb 22, 2012

ugh well somthings wrong

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Mar 8, 2012

Any one else think they know what the problem is?

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Mar 8, 2012

I don't know. It may be time now to have a professional fix it. I believe that Endless Electronics charges about $60 to fix it...

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Re: PS3 OLD 60GB Laser Problem

Mar 9, 2012

How do Endless Electronics work I never heard of them and your post interest me

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