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Strange PS3 Disc Read Problem

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by hatari5200, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. hatari5200

    hatari5200 Member

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    I started getting disc read errors while playing games and bluray movies. Eventually, and suddenly, my PS3 stopped recognizing all discs. CDs/DVDs/Blurays.

    I did the system menu/rebuild index fix. No luck.

    I took my PS3 (MGS4 Bundle 80GB Fat) apart and looked at the drive - a two laser drive. Odd that it stopped reading all discs all of a sudden. Yet since it had been giving read errors I assumed it was the drive.

    I was going to buy a new laser assembly but opted to get a whole new bluray drive for $60. I just got the replacement and my PS3 is having the same error. I put a disc in and the little disc icon in the upper right spins but nothing happens - with any disc.

    I'm at a loss. If it isn't the drive, what could it be? Otherwise my PS3 works fine.

    This really is quite frustrating!

    Thanks for any insights!
     
  2. zro214

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    Have You checked the controller board on the drive it may be goin out or be corrupted i had the same issue and remarried the drive and it fixed the problem
     
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    Yeah, that's why I replaced the entire drive. :/

    I'm thinking either the ribbon (is that possible)

    or something on the PS3 mainboard (yuck.)

    Anything else it could be?
     

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