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Jan 05 2012
By: M9bLaDe8 Wastelander 795 posts
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Send it in or fix myself?

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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?

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Treasure Hunter
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Jan 5, 2012

There are also third parties that you can send it to. They may be cheaper, and you will get your exact console back.

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Jan 5, 2012

You didn't say whether or not it was under warranty; if it is, take advantage of it and send it in.

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Jan 5, 2012

It is not under warranty.

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Jan 5, 2012

Any specific ones I could check out?

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Jan 5, 2012

It really depends on a few things. If your PS3 is under warranty, are you comfortable with electronics? and how cheap you are. I have replaced the laser in my 20gig and it was pretty easy, all I can say is if you try it just follow the guide exactly and don't pull wires out by tugging on the wire.

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Jan 6, 2012

Thank you, but I have the slim. I forgot to mention that, sorry

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Jan 7, 2012

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.

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