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ps3 drive problem –
my ps3 is fubared or getting there
is a 80gb CECHE
it rarely reads any bluerays or games anymore but dvds work fine.
from what ive read i need to replace the laser or the lens im not sure which one any idea?
sony wants like $200 to fix it and im broke or atleast cheap i want to know the cheapest solution(that works)
Do you have a "CECHE01" or "CECHE01 MG"?
The CECHE01 is always single laser system (400 series).
The CECHE01 MG (the metal gear solid ps3) is often a dual laser (410 series), although I've read it could be either, so you need to crack it open and check before you order anything.
If you have the "MG," and you've opened it up and confirmed the laser to be a dual laser 410, then you are in luck. It sounds like the Blu ray side is going out and the DVD side is working - a common issue. If you don't have the "MG," you could have a problem.
Do you have any spare part ps3s around? Cause if not, and if it is a single laser system, order one "with the mech" not the laser alone.
The reason is, when a single laser system readers one type of media and not another type, in my experience it COULD be the laser but it could also be a number of other things. Sometimes the laser is actually good and simply swapping the mech solves the problem. I've seen this type of problem be the laser, or the mech, or the entire blu ray drive, a combination of 2 of these 3, or NONE of the above. Without spare mechs and blu ray drives around to troubleshoot and try different combos, it could be difficult.
Most of the time in a single laser system when the laser goes out, it simply and COMPLETELY dies. It will read nothing.
i dont think its a MG
the is like serial:CE[insert numbers here]-CECHE01
it doesnt have -CECHE01MG although im not sure if if would or not
and i dont have spare parts to test out the bluray issue
what do you guys recommend i try and replace? and anyone recommend the cheapest reliable place to get it?
It's really easy to replace the ps3 laser mate
Just open it up and see what laser it has in it either a kem400aa or a 410
then just get one from ebay and stick it in
Firstly though get a cotton bud and give it a wipe and then try a disc in it most of the time it's just dust sitting on the lens
One word of warning though make sure the drive is disconnected from the ps3 before removing the top of the drive once you have the metal casing removed
Oh and dont forget to put the white spindle part back on top before you rebuild it as i have done a few times lol
The "MG" would be right after the "CECHE01" - so it sounds like you don't have that version, and you do have a single laser (400) system. You could still take it apart to be sure, but I've never seen a CECHE01 system that wasn't a single laser (other than the MG). You're looking for a 400 series single laser, not the 410 dual laser.
Originally Posted by dude1
As far as cheap goes, I have always found that a good ebay supplier is cheaper than any private website. Pm me and I'll give you the names of one or two I have purchased from in the past and my experience with them.
I can't stress enough you should probably play it a little safe and spend the extra $5-10 and get the full laser WITH DECK/MECH (KEM-400) and not just the laser alone (KES-400), especially if your single laser system is playing one type of media and not another. You could get lucky and actually have a good laser and just a bad mech.
Have you done all of the major safe mode stuff?
thanks for the info
Originally Posted by Swollenostrich
i opened up my bluray drive and above the qrcode it says KEM-400AAA
as for the safe mode stuff ive never heard of it
anyone care to clarify?
Here is a link that explains safe mode and all the major options:
**WARNING! BEFORE GETTING INTO SAFE MODE OR TRYING ANY OF THESE OPTIONS IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA TO REASSEMBLE THE BR DRIVE OR AT LEAST PLUG IT BACK IN (all little clips too)**
#1 is "restart system" which is pretty much useless
#6 is system update, which you don't need safe mode for
#2 is a basically a trimmed down version of #5 for those who want to try this first before they do #5, as #5 will completely wipe the hard drive
#3-5 are basically you're only "hardcore" safe mode options.
You may just want to try doing them in order from #2 to #5 last.
It's unlikely that any of these options will bring a laser back from the dead, but it's always worth a shot before you blow $50 on one, especially if you don't mind losing all of your saved data.
Last edited by Swollenostrich; 09-01-2010 at 07:47 PM.
Reason: added the warning