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2 years ago#1
Hello all,

My question is about possible fixes for this. I have read a lot of post both here and other sites, checked videos on youtube, etc.

It can be one of two problems: The lens is dirty and needs a lens cleaning disc ($14.00 at GameStop, $28.00 Best Buy) or the drive is failing. Given that its making an eject sound when I turn it on I am thinking its the failing drive.

I don't want to waste time or money so I am asking what users think here and possible cost asscoacted with replacing any Blu ray parts.

Thanks and hope to hear from you people who have been there.
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2 years ago#2
sony blu ray lens always fail. you replace the blu ray lens and it will fail even faster. If you want to save most money and still want a ps3 that reads blu ray, get a new ps3.
2 years ago#3
my laser failed after 4 years got a replacement and its still going strong
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2 years ago#4
If its out of warranty ill fix it for the cost of the laser assembly $30 for slims $15 for phats and a beer or two
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2 years ago#5
WilliamCMinor posted...
Hello all,

My question is about possible fixes for this. I have read a lot of post both here and other sites, checked videos on youtube, etc.

It can be one of two problems: The lens is dirty and needs a lens cleaning disc ($14.00 at GameStop, $28.00 Best Buy) or the drive is failing. Given that its making an eject sound when I turn it on I am thinking its the failing drive.

I don't want to waste time or money so I am asking what users think here and possible cost asscoacted with replacing any Blu ray parts.

Thanks and hope to hear from you people who have been there.


I lost my old phatty 60gig with BC to the same issue, I can press the eject button, insert a disc but it will never read it or even try to spin. I didn't want to pay Sony $100+ to get it fixed, and I didn't want to wait so I bought one the following day.

I still have my 606gig as it runs digital content fine, the only reason I have not fixed it is because I hear the soldering joints in that model tend to crap out as well.
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