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PS3 Drive Issues

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
My friends 60gb ps3 has now gone kaput!!! The drive that he has does not read any discs. When a disc is entered nothing happens and nothing is heard. He tried calling Sony but its out of warranty.

Rather than having to splash out £100 to get it fixed could he just buy any old working ps3 blu ray drive and would it still be cross compatible with the 60gb version allowing use of the ps2/ps games???

Also i was thinking maybe its the motor that just simply need replacing as i can't seem to find where to buy a drive from
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
It definitely sounds like the laser - if the PS3 cannot read anything from the disc, it doesn't spin it.

You'll need to check what laser is already in there first as there are two types available.

You're looking in the region of £50 for a laser, as long as you avoid fleabay's chinese cheapo versions.
#2
Hi, mine was out of warranty as well but i gave off so much they came out and picked it up and had it back to me in 5 days like new for FREE.

I would ring them again and tell them you have read on numerous websites about people having the same problem and how disappointed you are with them and that you wish you had bought an Xbox. It worked for me LOL.

Good luck :0)
#3
i guess i will have to track down a reputable site that sells ps3 stuff. I thought that the problem could be the motor as i could not hear anything from the drive, thats why i thought it best to just buy a new drive all together

LOL, problem is after they said £140 for an exchange or a receipt would be needed as proof of purchase for a free exchange, the ps3 was opened to investigate the problem. The whole problem being that the 60gb was discontinued over a year ago so they said a receipt is needed.
#4
unfortunately the 60gb version is more prone to read errors & overheating

it would be worth getting lens cleaning disc, just to make sure it isnt just dust etc,
they have a tiny brush that cleans the lens.
http://www.svp.co.uk/consumables/pc-media-cleaning/disc-repair-cleaning/datawrite-optical-laser-lens-cleaning-disc-datawri318_laser-lens-cleaner.html
#5
because its prone to problems on the 60 gig is it worth repairing what contact number is there for sony to repair out of warranty please
#6
khy86
i guess i will have to track down a reputable site that sells ps3 stuff. I thought that the problem could be the motor as i could not hear anything from the drive, thats why i thought it best to just buy a new drive all together

LOL, problem is after they said £140 for an exchange or a receipt would be needed as proof of purchase for a free exchange, the ps3 was opened to investigate the problem. The whole problem being that the 60gb was discontinued over a year ago so they said a receipt is needed.


It's easier to replace the entire laser assembly than just the laser itself. It would eliminate the laser, motor spindle and snake drive, although as I said from previous experience it's going to be the laser itself (I've already replaced a few showing the same symptoms as what you're saying).

You've got to be careful with buying an entirely new drive - whilst they're not paired to the console as the 360 drives are, there are issues if you go for a different model type than what you currently have.
#7
OK i have seen the model the 60gb uses, something like the 400AAA is needed. So i will buy the laser, snake drive and the motor. Seen these going for about £60, think its worth it rather than paying £100 to get it fixed, will give Sony one more go though, even though the warranty sticker has been taken off.
#8
My suggestion is pay the £99 from Sony. They wil get it back in 4-5 days. I wouldn't recommend doing it for the £40 difference. They also give you a 6 month warranty. You can't take a laser out of another one, went down this route and you would end up screwing two consoles.

Mine took 3 days. 60gb. Well worth the investment.
#9
khy86
OK i have seen the model the 60gb uses, something like the 400AAA is needed. So i will buy the laser, snake drive and the motor. Seen these going for about £60, think its worth it rather than paying £100 to get it fixed, will give Sony one more go though, even though the warranty sticker has been taken off.


drivers dont check they are just couriers....

sent back a psp with no warranty sticker with a smashed screen.....firmware problem!!

sue me for fraud
#10
they cant sue you for fraud unless they asked you if the warranty sticker was still intact and you lied, will give it a shot.

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