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PS3 Blu-ray and motherboard ribbon cable clips
OLD THREAD, NEW INFO.
I think we concluded the clip is not the problem. I took a voltage reading on the 4 pins that send power to the BR drive and they should read 12 0 0 5 (starting at the black wire). the two zeroes and the 5 are correct, but the black wire that should read 12 starts at about 11, and the voltage reading quickly drops the longer I hold it there. It slows down around 9 volts dropping slowly and usually comes to rest at about 8.75 - 8.80
I'm no electrician but I'm assuming this must be the problem?
anyone who knows more about this kind of stuff care to comment?
Can a mod move this thread to the general section?
It's an old thread, but was created before the jailbreaking forum was created - consequently it's now in the wrong section.
I had problems just like the ones mentioned and it was the thin wires for the sensor on top of the drive
Thought I would suggest it because no one else has
You mean the little black and red sensor wire right?
That's not it.
I have 2 completely working drives that take in and eject discs fine in other systems but will not take discs in this system, so the drive, or any internal component, is definitely not the problem.
Yeah I get these problems all the time. A good test is put in another drive from another console or vis versa and see if that accepts a disc. It will not spin of cause since it is not married but least it will let you know if the cable connection is causing your fault with disc insertion.
I have found in many cases the cable is at fault. If you can see the motherboard pins clearly were the ribbon connects, look with a magnifying glass and check it very closely for bent pins or broken pin connectors etc.
Always test with another console in these situations is my assessment, and replacing those ribbon bits on the motherboard is not easy, chances are you will snap the board in half out of frustration by the end of the attempt
Also once drive is connected, perform a firmware update (not 3.56+ ok) as this will update the drive and I have found sometimes in rare cases it can bring drives back to life.
Unfortunately I am running current 3.60 as it is, so I have nothing to update to, or I would gladly try an update. At least if it gets stuck in an update loop, I know something somewhere is either unplugged or dead.
I would have never thought an update would bring a BR drive back from the dead. When you say that do you mean mechanically, or the laser comes back to life?