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Oct 02 2011
By: SheSaidSheSaid Monster Hunter 35 posts
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PS3 is not reading Blu-ray Discs

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This just happened tonight, I have no idea WTF is wrong. My PS3 won't read Blu-rays (games or movies). DVD's still work. When I put in a Blu-ray Disc, it sounds like it starts to try to read it, but after a moment, it makes a sound like it's starting to eject the disc (but it doesn't -- it remains in the PS3 and I can safely eject it just fine afterward).

Umm...please help?

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Wastelander
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Re: PS3 is not reading Blu-ray Discs

Oct 2, 2011

Maybe your Blu-ray Drive crapped out on you? You could easily buy a replacement Blu-ray Drive, it just needs to be a drive from the same model-type as your PS3. Other than that I have no idea.

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Oct 2, 2011

How would I determine what model the Blu-ray drive is? I'm not sure I'd be able to repair it myself anyway. Crap.

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Oct 2, 2011

What type of PS3 do you have? A Slim? On the back of the system it will say something like CHEC-something, thats the model serial number. A Blu-ray Drive switch is not that hard, you just take the cover off the PS3 and the Blu-ray Drive is pretty much just sitting there with a power cord and ribbon cable plugged in. You could ebay or craigslist for the parts. My model is the fat PS3, with the number being CHECA01, so if my Blu-ray Drive broke I'd look for a replacement part meant for that system type.

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Oct 2, 2011

It says SERIAL: CG172385585-CECH-2001A. And yes it's a slim.

How do you take the cover off?         

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Oct 2, 2011

Of course I'm assuming your not under warranty? If you are under Sony' warranty, then just contact them and they will fix it for free (make sure you back-up your HDD before this, or at least your saves).

Also, what HDD size is your system? The 120?

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Oct 2, 2011

I'm sorry, I'm more than a little ignorant of these things. I've never had any problems with it before.

I bought it two years ago. I have no idea if it's under warranty, but even if it is, I'm guessing it doesn't help me since I can't prove when I bought it. It's got a 111 GB hard drive. I bought it after the price drop.

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Oct 2, 2011

Well for one, you'd need the warranty seal on the back to be intact. Second, you would need the receipt in order for a free fix from Sony. I'm guessing after 2 years it would have expired.

111GB I'm guessing it says that on the PS3 screen? That most likely means its the 120gb Slim that was released (the other 9gb are used for the system software). Well this website I'll link you too is selling a replacement Blu-ray Drive for your system type.

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/PS3-BluRay-DVD-Drive-120GB-KEM-450AAA-KES-450A-CECH-2001A/32800934

It would cost you altogether around 80 bucks, and it tells you in the info what you need to do to put it in your system. But before you do that see if you can diagnose from another website or maybe other people on this board what might be wrong with your system. I'm guessing your Drive is broken but I could be wrong. And as for taking apart a Slim, just google "how to take apart a Slim" or "how to change/replace Blu-ray Drive in a Slim".

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Oct 2, 2011

Thank you for your help. I can't really afford anything right now. Dammit.

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Re: PS3 is not reading Blu-ray Discs

Oct 2, 2011

Sure. Definitely check out this thread:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/blu-ray-games-playstation-3/70948-un-official-ps3-laser-replacement-manual-...

it discusses a blu-ray drive issue similar to yours (like how cds/dvds still work normally)

Maybe you'll find an easy fix or something. Good luck.

I'm sure one of the other smarter members on this site will eventually chime in with their 2 cents as well so keep in touch.

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