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PS3 won't read ANY discs

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August 30, 2011 3:38:04 AM

I have a 40GB PS3 that I got from a friend. Everything works except that it won't play any kind of disc. I took it apart and cleaned the lens with no luck. I got it open to where I can see the lens coming through the disc, and I see the blu-ray lens first, then it switches to red. It then spins for a second and stops, and it does this every time on all disc except regular music cds, where it wont spin at all. I put in a blu-ray dvd movie and waited for it to spin, then quickly swapped the disc with the music cd and it loaded it and played the music. It didn't work vice-verse with trying to play movies.

Is it possible that I have a weak laser? If so then how come it played the music cd after I tricked it into thinking it was still a movie in there? (And won't even spin at all while loading a music cd from start) I even tried resetting the system, and rebuilding the database with no luck. I don't want to go out any buy another laser for $60 if I don't have to. This is strange. :( 

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September 11, 2011 4:57:37 PM

I had the same problem. You have to send it in to sony to fix!!
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September 11, 2011 5:53:08 PM

No, because it's been open. I'm sending off for another laser to see if that works.
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September 15, 2011 10:14:59 PM

qtruq said:
I have a 40GB PS3 that I got from a friend. Everything works except that it won't play any kind of disc. I took it apart and cleaned the lens with no luck. I got it open to where I can see the lens coming through the disc, and I see the blu-ray lens first, then it switches to red. It then spins for a second and stops, and it does this every time on all disc except regular music cds, where it wont spin at all. I put in a blu-ray dvd movie and waited for it to spin, then quickly swapped the disc with the music cd and it loaded it and played the music. It didn't work vice-verse with trying to play movies.

Is it possible that I have a weak laser? If so then how come it played the music cd after I tricked it into thinking it was still a movie in there? (And won't even spin at all while loading a music cd from start) I even tried resetting the system, and rebuilding the database with no luck. I don't want to go out any buy another laser for $60 if I don't have to. This is strange. :( 


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September 23, 2011 12:40:21 AM

The new laser that was sent to me made everything better. So i guess it was the laser all alone. Just because you see light shooting from the laser doesn't means it's working properly. It had a voltage problem and wasn't strong enough. Hope this helps the people that's having the same problem.

Don't forget to lubricate the 2 rails the laser goes back and forth on, for better movement and less strain on the laser.
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November 25, 2011 3:28:27 AM

How difficult was the install of the new lazer on a scale from one to five?
I have a issue also.
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November 25, 2011 8:44:55 PM

I say a 1. It wasn't difficult at all. But I don't know if my rating would be fair to others since I have a background of working on electronics. Overall, the process shouldn't be all that hard. Just take your time, and be careful to not lose any parts.

Also, make sure you have a small magnetic screwdriver for them small screws that holds down the rails.
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