Well I'm selling my parts for my old PS3, and I have the part you need. It still works great, but I would consider calling Sony and asking them to repair it so that you know what's being done is being done right.
Ignorance is bliss,
Abstenence is control.
Don't go around trying to know and do everything.
I had almost the same problem (but mine could read and play games but failed on Blu Ray movies). It ended up being a cooling problem. After I moved my system away from my reciever, the problem went away.
1. Safe Mode (Selected all options. [including format or hard reset] )
2. Cleaned lens before replacing.
3. Replaced entire Mechanism for lens (KEM-410ACA)
4. Replaced Lens itself (KES-410ACA)
If any of you can direct me to a forum explaining further troubleshooting, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Just as others have stated here and elsewhere within these Forums, the 'Lens mechanism' may have to be re-adjusted/ replaced or (view thread below...
Hope this opens up a new avenue to explore, for all those who are unsure.