The bluray drive in my ps3 broke. It reads dvd's, cd's, and psone games just fine, but I can't play ps3 games or watch bluray movies. I'm guessing the problem the blu ray laser diode. I've seen a bunch of people fixing it themselves, but I'm no professional. Does anyone know if it would be better to send it to sony, or try and do the repair myself?
If its not reading BD media, then the BD diode is dead.
You can fix it yourself, its not that hard. There are plenty of youtube videos that explain the process
You'll need to find the exact replacement laser for your model PS3.
Information on that can be found by doing a google search and doing some research.
Typically, replacement lasers cost about $50 on average and you can find them just about anywhere if you search.
You'll end up spending more money send out your PS3 to be fixed than it is to do it yourself.