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2 years ago#11
echa_One posted...
Yeah, it's the same problem with my slim, then. Local repairers asked me for $130 for the fix, but the ps3 had to be reformatted in the end meaning all is lost (you can still backup if you want). I ended up trading that slim with a brand new 160GB + $150.


How did you manage to trade in a system that was unable to use its blue ray drive without them knowing? Don't they do a test on the system?
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2 years ago#12
If you're in the US, you can look into gophermods.com. I sent my slim to them for a laser replacement and they did a good and quick job for me. They only charge $99 to do it but you gotta ship it.
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2 years ago#13
I'm curious if anybody else was successful in trading in a system with a busted blueray drive
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2 years ago#14
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2 years ago#15
DrexBrightblade posted...
How did you manage to trade in a system that was unable to use its blue ray drive without them knowing? Don't they do a test on the system?


The local repairer I mention is also a game shop. They just happen to accept repair for gaming system. When they told me it'd cost $130 for the repair, they offered me a brand new 160GB slim just by adding extra $20 (plus the broken old slim). I accepted right away just like that and it was indeed a brand new one. I guess they could use parts of the broken one for future repairs? It was only the BD that was broken, everything else was good they said.
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2 years ago#16
Just a heads up, I'm ordering a part to try and repair this myself. I'm going to be replacing the laser to see if it works. The most I would have gotten back from trade in value is about 50$, so I figure I'll take a stab at fixing it. I'll give a update once the part arrives.
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2 years ago#17
Repair complete and everything is running just fine now. Simply followed these 2 videos to the T.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uvm4W_rv3s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgt7oTmUzTg
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2 years ago#18
Mine has been like that for couple of months I just leave it on for 15min then put the disc in and it reads it fine. I buy digital now anyways and I will buy a new ps3 once the ps4 comes out since they will prob drop the ps3 price again
2 years ago#19
for people who have the eject sound but the disc doesnt eject after failing to detect the disc:

is it the laser assembly that needs to be swapped with a working one? my second ps3 is just sitting in its box because no one would buy it for more than $50 on craigslist so i decided to keep it.
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