Greetings all - My buddy gave me a PS3 to attempt to fix a while back, here's the story: - Don't know which version it is, but it has the single laser diode - Discs are sucked in/ejected without any problems - Laser will focus (move up and down in it's little carriage) - Laser will slide to the center of the hub IF i manually move it out before turning it on. - Laser does not emit any sort of light when i turn on the ps3 - Disc does not spin at all when sucked in - The UI doesn't show any type of "reading" icon, which suggests to me that it is obviously not seeing a disc at all. After reading these forums for a bit, it looked like i just needed a new laser assembly. So i went ahead and ordered a brand new KEM-400AAA replacement. After receiving it, I swapped out the tray and everything, and i still have exactly the same symptoms. Couple of questions: 1) When i turn the ps3 on (with the cover off the drive), i should see laser light right away, right? 2) What are the chances that i had a bad laser assembly, AND this new one was bad as well? 3) Is there anything else it could be? I have also read quite a bit about the controller IC, and would have no problems replacing that, however i'd rather not unless i KNOW that's the problem. Thanks in advance for any input!